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International travelers can now skip quarantine if fully vaccinated. 

If you are planning to fly into Mumbai from an international destination you can now enjoy the city without undergoing quarantine rules as The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) issued a new order recently where vaccinated tourists will be exempt from week-long quarantine on arrival.

Reportedly, those who are traveling from the UK, Brazil, South Africa, Middle East, and Europe can now avoid the quarantine process if they are fully vaccinated.

However, a tourist should take note that this exemption that has been granted by the BMC will not apply to those who are arriving at other airports in the state or country.

The previous order from the BMC stated on January 20 said all passengers arriving or transiting via the said destinations were required to undergo mandatory quarantine for 7 days and this needs to be followed by home quarantine. However, now as per the latest order those who have undergone vaccination and can provide proof of vaccine along with self-declaration in a prescribed format will be exempted from quarantine rules.

As per the new orders, these are additional categories of people who will be exempted from quarantine.

  1. Who are above age 65
  2. Women with advanced stage of pregnancy.
  3. Parents traveling with children above age 5.
  4. Those with serious illness and need immediate medical assistance.
  5. Medical professionals traveling to attend to a patient with a critical condition.
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