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Omicron scare: Mizoram issues new guidelines for international travellers

AIZAWL: In wake of the Omicron strain of COVID-19, The Mizoram government issued guidelines for international travellers entering the state

According to the official guidelines, any person entering Mizoram with international travel history within the last 14 days prior to the date of arrival at the entry point will have to, besides fulfilling the formalities prescribed by the state home department, undergo mandatory screening with Rapid Antigen Test.

Simultaneously, samples for RT-PCR or TrueNat tests will also be taken from such travellers regardless of negative RT-PCR test results prior to entry and vaccination status.

However, these rules shall not apply to international travellers who, having been tested Covid-l9 positive at any international entry point in India, and have already been treated and discharged as per guidelines issued by the Union Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, and arrive at the entry point of Mizoram before visiting any foreign country.

Such travellers will have to produce a genuine discharge certificate issued by the facility from where they were discharged.

If international travellers screened with Rapid Antigen Test are found negative but develop symptoms of COVID-19,  they will be immediately tested with RT-PCR or  TrueNat facilities.

If they still tested negative with RT-PCR or TrueNat facilities, they will be nevertheless isolated at designated facilities or homes for 7 days with strict self-monitoring.

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