India to tighten travel rules for tourists amid novel coronavirus strain

From December 1, tourists from at-risk countries arriving in India must pass a PCR test in connection with the emergence of a new strain of coronavirus omicron. The Times of India writes about this on Monday, November 29.

So, from December 1, all travelers arriving in the republic from countries at risk will have to pass a PCR test for COVID upon arrival at the airport -19 and, without leaving the building, wait for its results. Currently at risk are Australia, Belgium, Botswana, Great Britain, Germany, Hong Kong, Denmark, Israel, Canada, the Netherlands, Portugal and the Czech Republic. At the same time, it is indicated that this list is constantly updated.

Vacationers who are diagnosed with coronavirus infection will be immediately sent to isolation, and their tests will be transferred to the laboratory for further research. Tourists with negative results will be required to go into a seven-day quarantine and re-test on the eighth day.

In addition, all visitors are required to provide information about their trips over the past two weeks, and about five percent of random travelers arriving from countries not at risk will also be required to take a test upon arrival. In case of falsification of the results of the study, tourists will be prosecuted.

On November 27, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced that the rules of entry for tourists would be tightened in connection with the emergence of a new strain of coronavirus. According to him, the United Kingdom will introduce a mandatory PCR test for everyone entering the country.



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