With a fresh spike in COVID cases across the country, the rules for travel are changing again. Some states have reintroduced entry restrictions on visitors, and are insisting on some form of quarantine. Here is a list of all the states that require you to quarantine on arrival, in some form or the other. Do note that the rules could change anytime, so it’s best to check with your airline/travel agent or the local health authorities closer to your date of travel:
Quarantine rules for Kerala
All passengers need to home quarantine for 14 days. Exempt are those who visit the state for a short period (less than 7 days) for purposes like business, official trade, medical, court cases, property management or any similar purposes. One needs to obtain an entry pass through the COVID-19 Jagratha portal. They should provide the purpose of their visit, local accommodation details and contact information.
Quarantine rules for Ladakh
A negative COVID-19 report (no older than 72 hours prior to arrival) is required for all passengers arriving in Leh. If passengers do not carry a negative RT-PCR test, they must undergo 7 days of home quarantine. Passengers may have to be tested on arrival and will be transferred to a facility until their results are received. If the reports are negative, they shall be released from mandatory quarantine.
Quarantine rules for Madhya Pradesh
Passengers are expected to home quarantine for 14 days if they start developing COVID symptoms. All travellers need to download the Arogya Setu App and will be required to update their health status on Indore 311 App for the next 14 days. There are no restrictions for business travellers if they are staying for less than three days.
Quarantine rules for Nagaland
All passengers must undergo 7 days of institutional quarantine followed by 14 days of home quarantine. People above the age of 60, children and parents of children 10 years and below and pregnant women and their spouses will be exempted from instituting quarantine, subject to 28 days of home quarantine with active surveillance.
Quarantine rules for Rajasthan
Travellers arriving in Jaipur, Jodhpur and Udaipur may have to undergo 14 days of home quarantine. They must fill out a self-declaration form. Symptomatic passengers will be taken to the nearest facility.
Quarantine rules for Tamil Nadu
All passengers need to acquire an e-pass on the state portal and will have to undergo 14 days of home quarantine. Symptomatic passengers will have to undergo institutional quarantine till their COVID test results are available. Business passengers visiting for a short stay of 72 hours are exempt from quarantine norms.
Quarantine rules for Uttarakhand
Passengers from Maharashtra, Gujarat, Kerala, Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh will have to get tested at Dehradun airport, the railway station and at state borders. A COVID test will also be conducted (free of cost) for passengers arriving from Delhi.
Passengers coming in from other states are required to quarantine for 10 days, if they stay for more than a week. Those who provide a negative RT-PCR/TrueNAT/CBNAAT/Antigen test no more than 96 hours old will be exempt.
Quarantine rules for Uttar Pradesh
Travellers must undergo 14 days of home quarantine. However, if they are visiting for less than 7 days they shall be exempted from mandatory quarantine. Passengers must register on the state website before they exit the arrival hall.
Note: If you’re travelling to any of these Indian states, you need to present a negative RT-PCR test.