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Children arriving from abroad exempted from Covid-19 test

World Thursday 11/November/2021 18:41 PM
By: Times News Service
Children arriving from abroad exempted from Covid-19 test

Mumbai: Children below the age of five years, arriving into India from foreign countries, will no longer have to undergo a pre-arrival or on-arrival test according to the revised guidelines for international arrivals released on Thursday.

A notification by the Indian Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, issued on Thursday, said, "Children  under  5  years  of  age  are  exempted  from  both  pre-  and  post-arrival  testing.  However,  if  found  symptomatic  for  COVID-19  on  arrival  or  during  home  quarantine  period,  they  shall  undergo
testing and treated as per laid down protocol."

This Standard Operating Procedure shall be valid from 12th November 2021 (00.00 Hrs IST) till further
orders.