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:
- Registration on the Seva Sindhu portal
- Entry and medical check-up at the state borders, bus stations, railway stations and
- Screening at the receiving centres in the districts
- Categorization of passengers
e. Hand stamping
- 14 days of quarantine.
- lsolation and testing
- 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:
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.