Three countries – South Africa, Zimbabwe and Botswana have been considered as ‘high-risk’ Countries by the Maharashtra Government. The Maharashtra government has revised quarantine measures for passengers arriving from all these three ‘high-risk’ countries.
According to sources, passengers from these countries are required to undergo a mandatory RT-PCR test immediately on arrival. Along with the test they are also supposed to stay in a seven-day institutional quarantine.
According to the latest order issued by the state government, the guidelines announced by the central government, from time to time, shall act as minimum restrictions to be imposed on all international and domestic air passengers.
The order stated that the categorisation as ‘high-risk’ countries is a dynamic exercise based on the evolving situation of the Omicron variant. Therefore, it will be updated as required by the state government.
However, according to sources, passengers who are coming from ‘high-risk’ countries to Maharashtra and passengers who have visited any of the ‘high-risk’ countries in the last 15 days before arrival in Maharashtra shall be declared as ‘high-risk air passengers’