As per the latest development, the state government of Karnataka has now made it mandatory to quarantine travellers coming from these countries.
The countries include China, Thailand, Hong Kong, Japan, South Korea, and Singapore were travellers who land at BIAL need to quarantine for seven days.
Meanwhile, the Centre has already announced that RT-PCR tests will be a must for those travelling from designated high-risk countries.
Passengers arriving from these countries will have to provide COVID negative report before they are allowed to leave airport premises said a notification from the Karnataka government.
If any of the international passengers from the said countries are found symptomatic, they shall be isolated immediately and will be transferred to the designated medical facility. Meanwhile, their samples should be collected and submitted for RT-PCR testing and genome sequencing continued the statement.
However, asymptomatic passengers will be allowed to leave the airport but will be advised to self-monitor their health for COVID symptoms, and strictly follow COVID-appropriate behaviour, like wearing face masks, maintaining social distancing, practising hand hygiene, and remaining under home quarantine for the next seven days.
If, in any case, they develop symptoms like cough, cold, fever, body ache, loss of taste and smell, breathing difficulty, and diarrhoea, they would need to self-isolate and report to the local surveillance team for testing.
In case the genome sequencing report shows BF.7 (after seven days) or confirms any new sub-variant, another sample will be taken for the RT-PCR test, whereas the person will be expected to follow all the COVID protocols strictly.