In a corrigendum, the state government of Karnataka withdraws its order requiring a 7-day home quarantine for all international arrivals from China, Hong Kong, Japan, South Korea, Singapore, and Thailand.
Notably, a circular issued by the Health Department of Karnataka last week stated; “The international travellers from high-risk countries – China, Hong Kong, Japan, South Korea, Singapore, and Thailand – need to be home quarantined for 7 days from their arrival date. Once tested positive, the infected people are to be treated and managed as per the State COVID protocol.”
A corrigendum issued by the Health and Family Welfare Services stated that the previous circular issued on December 31, 2022, has been withdrawn.
It also added that “The concerned health authorities at BBMP & District and Airport authorities are herby in instructed to follow the Govt of India’s guidelines for international arrivals.”
On Monday, January 2, the Ministry of Health, Government of India issued revised guidelines for passengers transiting from high-risk countries as the previous guidelines made no mention of transit passengers.
As per the current guidelines, all passengers arriving or transiting from China, Singapore, Hong Kong, Thailand, the Republic of Korea, and Japan must undergo pre-departure RT-PCR testing and must upload the negative test report on the Air Suvidha portal.