Karnataka Makes Big Changes In Rules For Travellers From Other States.

Karnataka has made big changes in the rules for people arriving from all states and union territories.

Jawaid Akhtar, Additional Chief Secretary, Health and Family Welfare Department, issued a revised circular to this effect on Monday, August 24.

Accordingly, the following things have been cancelled:

  1. Registration on the Seva Sindhu portal
  2. Entry and medical check-up at the state borders, bus stations, railway stations and
  3. Screening at the receiving centres in the districts
  4. Categorization of passengers
    e. Hand stamping
  5. 14 days of quarantine.
  6. lsolation and testing
  7. Enforcement of home quarantine, including poster on home door, information to neighbours/resident welfare association/apartment owners’ associations, monitoring from panchayat/ward-level teams, flying squads, IVRS call centre outbound calls, Quarantine Watch app monitoring.

Inbound travellers are advised to do the following things:

  1. lf asymptomatic on arrival: They can report to work or perform their activities in the state without any requirement of 14 days home quarantine. However, they should self-monitor their health for 14 days from the date of their arrival for any symptoms of Covid-19 like fever, cough, cold, throat pain, difficulty in breathing, etc., and immediately seek medical consultation without fail or call the Apthamitra helpline 14410.
  2. If symptomatic on arrival, i.e. having symptoms suggestive of Covid-19: They should immediately self-isolate and seek medical consultation without fail
    or call the Apthamitra helpline 14410.
  3. They should observe standard Covid-19 precautions, such as compulsory wearing of face mask, physical distancing of two metres (or six feet), frequent hand-washing with soap and water or use of hand sanitiser, follow cough etiquette, etc., in public areas and workplaces.
  4. The revised guidelines apply to travellers arriving in Karnataka from all states/UTs including business travellers, students, labourers coming for work, transit travellers, etc., irrespective of their purpose of visit or duration of stay in the state.
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  1. Very neat reporting, about the travel restrictions relaxation.
    Helpful and reliable.
    Please give priority to positive news. May resist the need to play to the gallery. Be locally relevant; locally good is globally good now! Globally concerned people are doing locally relevant work sincerely. Such work when globally, it becomes globally appropriate.
    All the best.

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