In a relief to the international travellers, the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW) India, eased the restrictions and guidelines for the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19,) also known as the Wuhan Virus.
On the 19th of July, Wednesday, the Union Ministry dropped the mandatory RT PCR certificate used for travelling in India. Furthermore, the random 2% population Coronavirus testing was also removed for international travelers arriving in India.
In an official statement, the MoHFW said, “Vide these new guidelines, which shall come into effect from 0000 Hrs (IST) of July 20, 2023, the earlier requirements for RT-PCR based testing of a random 2% subset of international travelers to India, now stand dropped.” The decision to drop the restrictions for international travelers was taken amid the reduced number of the Wuhan Virus (COVID-19) cases in India.
The updated guidelines have been made available on the official website of Ministry of Health & Family Welfare (https://www.mohfw.gov.in/pdf/GuidelinesforInternationalArrivalsDated18thJuly2023.pdf).
Furthermore, the MoHFW urged people to follow the precautions of the Novel Coronavirus and asked the airlines, to continue with the precautionary measure implementation, to avoid the surge in the Wuhan Virus cases in India.
As of now, India has 1,453 active cases of the Novel Coronavirus, whereas 2,206,737,72 are vaccinated against the deadly virus.
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