The Jammu and Kashmir Government had revised the quarantine rules and protocols for all incoming passengers by road, air, and train into the Union Territory. As per the revised guidelines issued by the State Executive Committee (SEC), all visitors will now have to undergo COVID-19 test. Visitors will be tested for COVID-19 with the help of Rapid Antigen tests or RT-PCR, or any other prescribed method, informed an official spokesperson.

Reportedly, all air and rail passengers, who have a valid working mobile number with the Aarogya Setu application downloaded on their phones, will be sent for home quarantine for 14 days, or at least till their test results are reported negative, after their sampling is done as per the protocol. However, in case the visitors don’t have a valid working phone number with the Aarogya Setu app downloaded on their phones, they will be sent to institutional quarantine or paid quarantine for 14 days, or till their test results are reported negative, after which they will be allowed to undergo home quarantine.

Further, if any visitor happens to test positive after reaching there, the protocol with regard to COVID-19 positive patients will be followed.

J&K Govt. revises quarantine rules, makes COVID-19 tests mandatory for all incoming visitors

The existing practice of 14-day institutional or paid quarantine for all those till the test results are received shall, however, continue for all road travellers who are arriving in a regulated manner at Lakhanpur.

The revised guidelines, therefore, mean that all business travelers, who have a confirmed return air ticket booking, hotel reservation and a business ID, will also be required to undergo tests on arrival. They will then be allowed to proceed from the airport to their hotel, and will be required to restrict their interactions to their business work only. However, if their test result is positive, they will be treated as per existing Covid-19 protocol.

Also, the revised quarantine guidelines will be applicable to all air travellers arriving from anywhere, i.e., from a red district to an orange/green district.

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