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Ministry of Health revises COVID-19 travel advisory for evacuees

None of the 1,156 Indians who arrived from Ukraine have been placed in isolation, the health ministry says, adding that they are exempt from the mandatory RT-PCR test before boarding.

Ukrainian students with their families at Thiruvananthapuram International Airport on Sunday.

Ukrainian students with their families at Thiruvananthapuram International Airport on Sunday. | Photo credit: special arrangement

None of the 1,156 Indians who arrived from Ukraine have been placed in isolation, the health ministry says, adding that they are exempt from the mandatory RT-PCR test before boarding.

So far, 1,156 Indians have arrived from Ukraine and none have been kept in solitary confinement, a statement released by the Union Health Ministry said on Monday.

The department noted that it had revised the international travel advisory to provide various exemptions for those evacuated from Ukraine. He explained that the compulsory negative RT-PCR test before boarding and the vaccination certificate are exempted and also the uploading of documents before departure on the Air-Suvidha portal.

“In the event that a traveler is unable to submit an RT-PCR test prior to arrival or has not completed the COVID-19 vaccination, they have been permitted to submit their samples upon arrival with advice to continue self-monitoring his health for 14 days after arrival,” the statement added.

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