With the continuous decline in the number of COVID-19 cases, the Center has decided to relax guidelines for international arrivals. As part of this, the travel norms for passengers from China, Singapore, Hong Kong, the Republic of Korea, Thailand and Japan have been relaxed.
Random Testing of 2% of Travellers Arriving in India from Different Parts of the World Will Continue.
Updating the ‘Guidelines for International Arrivals’, the Health Ministry has dropped the existing requirements of pre-departure COVID-19 testing and then uploading the same on the ‘Air Suvidha‘ portal of the Ministry of Civil Aviation.
In a letter to the Civil Aviation Ministry, the Health Ministry has said that the decision has been taken as the number of cases continues to decline for the last four weeks in these countries.
“As has been witnessed in the last four weeks, these countries are witnessing a sustained and significant decline in the trajectory of Covid-19 cases.”
Moreover, the latest situational update of the World Health Organization has reported a decline of 89 per cent in the number of new cases of COVID-19 as compared to the 28 days prior to that.
Number of Cases in India Have Been Continuously Declining and less than 100 new cases/day are being reported.
According to Health Secretary Rajesh Bhushan, the exercise of random testing of 2 percent travelers coming to the country will continue in order to monitor infections due to mutated variants of the highly infectious disease.
According to a notification, this new rule will be implemented from 11 am on February 13.
Not only in India, but several other countries have also reported a decline in the number of COVID-19 cases. Also, there were no variants of COVID-19 were found during the recent outbreak in countries like China.