New Delhi: For those of you planning to visit Tamil Nadu, amid the new fear of the Covid Omicron variant, here’s everything you need to know about the latest travel guidelines. Last week, a total of seven passengers, who reached Chennai and Tiruchirapalli airports from other countries like Singapore, the United States and England, tested positive for COVID-19 upon arrival. However, none were found positive for the Omicron variant.Read also – Omicron variant no worse than Delta, will take a week to judge its severity, says Anthony Fauci
Latest Tamil Nadu Omicron Travel Guidelines For People Visiting The State
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- If you are visiting the state from “at risk” countries, an on-arrival RT-PCR test is mandatory. The countries that have been included in the âat riskâ category are all European countries including South Africa, Brazil, Bangladesh, Botswana, UK, China, Mauritius, New Zealand, Singapore, Zimbabwe, Hong Kong and Israel.
- Travelers should wait at the airport before exiting until their test result is negative.
- If they test positive, their samples will be sent for whole genome sequencing. They will be admitted to a separate isolation center.
- If they test negative, they must quarantine themselves at home for seven days and test again on day eight.
- Random sampling will be carried out for travelers coming from countries other than âat riskâ.
- Meanwhile, 2% of all passengers arriving from safe countries will be required to undergo a mandatory Covid test on arrival.
- All travelers must submit a self-report form and a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR report prior to boarding.
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- Thermal screening and health profile are mandatory for all passengers.
- All passengers traveling from the state of Kerala must be provided with a vaccination certificate (both doses) or a negative RT-PCR report no earlier than 72 hours after arrival.
- Electronic check-in is mandatory for travelers from other states / UT viahps: //tnepass.tnega.org/#/user/pass.