Govt eases Covid norms for flyers from 6 countries | India News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Passengers coming to India from or via Thailand, Singapore, Japan, Hong Kong, South Korea and China will from 11am this Monday neither require a negative report from a pre-departure Covid test, nor need to upload a self-health declaration on the “air suvidha” portal.
But the 2% random testing on arrival in India — irrespective of country of origin — will continue.
The Union health ministry revised rules for people coming from or via these places after these six places saw a “sustained and significant decline in trajectory of Covid cases” in the last four weeks. “Further, as per World Health Organisation’s latest situational update on Covid, a decline of 89% in the number of newly confirmed cases in the past 28 days has been noted globally as compared to 28 days prior to that. Meanwhile, India has continued to witness a declining trajectory, with less than 100 new cases/day being reported,” said a note Thursday from Union health secretary Rajesh Bhushan to his aviation ministry counterpart Rajiv Bansal.
India has been updating the norms for international arrivals based on the pandemic situation.

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