As domestic flights are set to resume from May 25, The Karnataka government on Friday issued a fresh Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) for inter-state travellers and mandated 14-day quarantine for all passengers coming to the state via flights.
As per the latest SOP all travellers from high risk states (Delhi, Gujarat, Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu, Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh) coming via road, rail, air should be kept in institutional quarantine for 7 days and after negative COVID test, they should be sent for another 7-day home quarantine.
However, passengers returning from states other than the ones mentioned above will have to be in home quarantine for 14 days upon returning.
“Returnees from high-prevalence states coming via road, rail or air should be kept in institutional quarantine for a period of 7 days. The swab samples of these persons will be taken from the fifth to seventh day,” the SOP states.
As per a Senior Health Department officials the new SOP was issued to discourage travel from high-risk states unless absolutely necessary.
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