The government of India has made quarantine mandatory for travellers from a host of countries besides the United Kingdom. Kerala's Health Minister Veena George said that the Union Ministry of Health has announced the changes in a revised set of guidelines.
The Centre had the other day taken 'reciprocal action' on the UK by insisting on 10-day quarantine for its citizens arriving in India irrespective of their vaccination status.
Travellers from South Africa, Brazil and Europe will have to follow seven-day quarantine in India upon arrival.
All foreigners visiting the country will be subjected to RT-PCR tests. For travellers from countries other than those mentioned above, a 14-day self-observation period is mandated even if their RT-PCR test yields a negative result.
The travellers will have to undergo RT-PCR tests if they show symptoms.
The samples collected from citizens of the UK, South Africa, Brazil, Europe, the middle east, Bangladesh, Botswana, China, Mauritius, New Zealand and Zimbabwe will also be tested for genetic variants of coronavirus.