INDIA ANNOUNCES NEW QUARANTINE MEASURES FOR TRAVELLERS FROM THE UAE
ith a surge in cases relating to the new omicron variant, various regions across India are adding new travel restrictions during the busy holiday travel period. This week, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) introduced a seven-day home quarantine for all passengers arriving in Mumbai from the UAE. Along with mandatory quarantine, all passengers are required to show proof of double vaccination in addition to a negative PCR test taken no longer than 72 hours prior to travel. Passengers incoming from at-risk countries to Delhi will be required to take a PCR test on arrival, and those who will present with a positive test will then need to undergo a seven-day quarantine. A PCR test must be taken on the eighth day; if the results are still positive, travellers must self-quarantine for an additional seven days. All travellers arriving in India are also advised to pre-download Aarogya Setu, a COVID-19 tracking app developed by the government where travellers can upload their Covid vaccination certificates and PCR tests.