Srinagar: The J&K Government has announced that certain categories of incoming passengers are exempted from mandatory administrative quarantine of 14 days. They would be sampled on arrival for COVID-19 test and sent to home quarantine for 14 days. If the test results are positive, they will be brought to a COVID-19 hospital for recovery and treatment.
The exempted categories include:
- Pregnant women in last trimester with Doctor’s certificate of pregnancy,
- Cancer patients on chemotherapy, chronically ill patients discharged from a hospital after a surgical procedure,
- Dialysis patients with Doctor’s certificate of being on dialysis,
- Mothers with infants below 1 year
- Children below the age of 10 years travelling alone without a family member,
- Government of India personnel on bonafide Government duty,
- Passengers travelling with an RTPCR test negative certificate from an ICMR approved laboratory/testing facility, not older than two days (48 hours) before the arrival date.
- Armed Forces and CAPF personnel returning to join their duties in the UT are also exempted from testing and are sent to their respective battalions/units after their arrival.
Travellers from a Red district to an Orange district within the UT of Jammu and Kashmir will also have to compulsorily undergo a COVID-19 test following which they will be under administrative quarantine, for 14 days.
If tested negative, they will go to Home Quarantine and if tested positive, sent to a COVID hospital for recovery and treatment.