Spread of Omicron Variant of Covid in India: Know all the details here

Publish Date: 03 Dec, 2021
Spread of Omicron Variant of Covid in India: Know all the details here

Spread of Omicron Variant of Covid in India: Statewise guidelines and traveling restrictions. Check here

NEW DELHI: The concerns regarding the spread of the new covid virus, Omicron, have raised an alarm in the country. The government has issued fresh guidelines to stop the spreading of the virus. On Thursday it was duly reported by the Ministry of Health that until now two cases of this variant are detected in India, both are from Karnataka. So far, almost 29 countries and have reported 373 across the world.

As the imminent virus is gradually affecting many nations, the Central Government issued new guidelines for international traveling which are effective from December 1. The passengers must submit their 2-week traveling details. Before the journey, they have to upload their negative RT-PCR test report on the portal of AIR SUVIDHA. 

Travelers coming from the “countries at risk” will be tested at the airport post-arrival. After getting a negative COVID report they are required to quarantine at home for 7 days.


State-wise guidelines of COVID restrictions


The airport authorities are told by the Maharashtra Government to properly screen all the passengers arriving in the state from the following countries,  China, South Africa, Botswana, Brazil, Israel, Belgium, Hong Kong, Mauritius, New Zealand, and others. In these countries, the variant has been already detected.

It is mandatory for the passengers arriving in Maharashtra from the 'high risk' countries to undergo compulsory quarantine. If any case is found in any building/society the whole area will be sealed.


As directed by the government, after arriving at the Delhi Airport every passenger has to take a COVID test even if he/she is already having a negative COVID report. After testing negative at the airport they have to stay at home under quarantine for at least 7 days.


New travel guidelines have been issued by the Gujrat Government. All the airports in the state have to be vigilant over the passengers coming from high-risk countries, so far 40 countries are taken into account.

Passengers after completing 7-day quarantine at home are told to take another RT-PCR test on the eighth day. Even the fully vaccinated passengers have to undergo a compulsory quarantine.


After facing the deadly wave of covid, the Kerala Government is vigilant in testing and monitoring all the passengers. Health Minister Veena has said that as of now, there is no need to panic but precautionary measures should be followed strictly at the airport. All the international passengers must take the RT-PCR test at upload it on Airsuvidha App under 72 hours.


Madhya Pradesh

The State is taking all the necessary precautions. No cases of the new variant have been found in the state so far. The government is keeping a strict eye at the airport and all covid related precautions are properly being followed, explained by Minister for Medical Education Vishvas Sarang.

Tamil Nadu

State minister Ma Subramanian told that security, vigilance,  and testing are heightened at the airport. Strict monitoring will be done at  Chennai, Coimbatore, Madurai, and Tiruchirappalli airports.


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