According to the travel guidelines, travelers entering India from any nation and testing positive will not mandatorily be supervised at an isolation facility. They will still be isolated according to the standard protocol which is not practically at an isolation facility. Presently, according to the amended guidelines for international arrivals that have been newly released, these rules will be effective from January 22, 2022, and will remain effective until any further orders are given by the government. Reports also say that the rest of the prerequisites will remain the same in the revised guidelines. According to the prevailing guidelines, travelers arriving from any nation, which also contain those considered ‘at-risk’, will be supervised at an isolation facility and will be treated according to the provided standard protocols.
The guidelines which were announced have discarded the clause that made living at an isolation facility compulsory upon arrival. Those found to be symptomatic during screening will be isolated instantly and sent to a medical facility according to health protocol. People related to those who are found positive shall be recognized and supervised according to the guidelines. Nevertheless, it should be remembered that people arriving from foreign countries who test positive, will still have to endure home quarantine for seven days, and even if they test negative, the individuals will have to undergo an RT-PCR test on the 8th day of coming to India just as a precaution. India is taking every precaution necessary to ensure that the number of cases does not surge again and the covid wave decreases.