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India: No More RTPCR Tests For International Flyers: Govt Eases Covid Guidelines

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NEW DELHI:

Taking note of prevalent COVID-19 situation and the significant achievements made in COVID-19 vaccination coverage across the globe, the Union Health Ministry has further eased guidelines for international travelers in context of COVID-19.

Vide these new guidelines, which shall come into effect from 0000 Hrs (IST) of 20th July 2023, the earlier requirements for RT-PCR based testing of a random 2% subset of international travelers to India, now stand dropped.

However, the earlier advice for precautionary measures to be followed in context of COVID-19 by airlines as well as international travelers shall continue to apply.

The updated guidelines have been made available on the official website of Ministry of Health & Family Welfare (https://www.mohfw.gov.in/pdf/GuidelinesforInternationalArrivalsDated18thJuly2023.pdf).

The Ministry of Health & Family Welfare continues to follow the COVID-19 scenario closely.

NEWS SOURCE: PIB Delhi

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