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Revised guidelines from the Union Health Ministry now state that international travelers arriving from at-risk countries will no longer need to quarantine for seven days or undergo testing at the airport. The requirement for a repeat test on day 8 of arrival has also been eliminated, with the changes set to take effect on February 14.

As of February 10, India has seen a decrease in the daily positivity rate to 4.4%, down from 20.75% on January 24. There are currently 141 districts with a positivity rate over 10% and 160 districts with a rate between 5 and 10%.

Instead of the previous quarantine and testing requirements, international travelers must now monitor their health for 14 days and report any Covid-19 symptoms to the nearest health facility or helpline 1075. Travelers from at-risk countries are now only required to undergo testing at random, with 2% of passengers selected for sampling.

Fully vaccinated travelers with certificates from select countries are now exempt from quarantine, with 82 countries currently on the list. Vaccination certificates from other countries may also be accepted on a reciprocal basis. All travelers must still submit a negative RT-PCR test taken 72 hours before travel and complete a self-declaration form on the Air Suvidha portal.

Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya announced the changes on Twitter, emphasizing the importance of following the guidelines to ensure safety and support India’s efforts in the fight against Covid-19.

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