With the spread of one new variant of Covid-19 named Omicron, several guidelines and measures have been taken by governments of the countries and states, ensuring the safety and security of its citizens. Major airports of the nation, including those in Delhi, Hyderabad, and Bengaluru, are also stepping up their efforts to deal with the emerging situation of pandemic as a result of concern about the new coronavirus variant ‘Omicron.’
The government issued revised guidelines that will take effect on December 1, requiring passengers travelling from or transiting through “at-risk” countries to undergo an RT-PCR test upon arrival in India. Passengers must also wait for the results before departing the airport or boarding a connecting flight. However; despite of all this you need not to worry as Nitsa Holidays is always with you to assist you in your travel related guidelines and places to visit safely despite of the new corona variant.
Even as fears of a Third Wave and new Covid cases grow in some parts of the country, the pandemic appears to be loosening its grip in others due to widespread vaccinations. This is why a long-dormant desire to travel has resurfaced.
Let us check the latest guidelines by Delhi’s Airport authority
- Airlines will inform airport authorities about passengers coming from high-risk countries, where the incidence of the new Covid variant has been reported. Such passengers will be tested for Covid-19 after landing at the city’s airport.
- If an air traveller tested found positive at the Indira Gandhi International Airport from high-risk or “at-risk” countries, he/she will be kept in strict isolation and their samples will be sent for genome sequencing. The Delhi government has created a dedicated ward of 40 beds in Lok Nayak Jaiprakash Hospital.
- If a passenger is tested negative then they will undergo mandatory 7-day home quarantine and will be tested for coronavirus on the eighth day. If the report comes negative again, then they will be asked to self-monitor for seven days. The cost of the Covid-19 test will have to be borne by the passengers only.
- For passengers not coming from “at-risk” countries will not have to undergo any such restrictions. They will have to self-monitor themselves for 14 days. However, random testing will be done at the airport for 5% of the total passengers. The government will bear the cost of testing of passengers and their samples will be sent for genome sequencing. Children below 5 years will be exempted from testing. But if a child looks symptomatic then he/she will be tested at the airport.
- Further, the new order stated that airlines will allow boarding of only those passengers who have filled in the self-declaration form on the Air Suvidha portal and uploaded the negative RT-PCR test report. This test should have been conducted within 72 hours prior to undertaking the journey.
Now, let us know about some of the places in India where you can enjoy your winter with your family.
- Neemrana Fort
The palace is a magnificent ruin that has been restored into an exquisite resort near Delhi, which opened in 1991. It now has many rooms and suites that scream heritage and culture, spread across 14 levels cut into the hill. The pool and health spa, an amphitheater, the hanging gardens with a salon, a restaurant with a roof-top garden, and conference halls rooms with special suites offering exceptional views of the Fort-Palace are all housed in additional wings.
Pushkar, also known as Tirtha-Raj (King of All Pilgrims), is a beautiful state with five holy pilgrimage sites. It is a colourful and festive land that offers nothing but joy to its visitors.
Agra offers its visitors a glimpse into a beautiful era that dates back to a rich history, which is reflected in the city’s numerous monuments. The earliest mention of Agra is in the mythological era, when the epic Mahabharata refers to Agra as ‘Agravana,’ which means paradise in Sanskrit. When Shah Jahan ascended the Mughal throne, Agra reached its pinnacle of architectural splendour.