After nearly two-month hiatus due to the nationwide COVID-19 lockdown, domestic passenger flights have finally resumed services yesterday. The Health Ministry issued guidelines for air travellers, clarifying that only passengers without COVID-19 symptoms will be allowed to fly and on arrival will have to self-monitor their health for 14 days. The ministry has given state governments an upper hand in developing their own protocols with regard to quarantine and isolation as per their assessment of the situation. So before you plan to travel, go through the complete guidelines of the city/state you are heading to and comply with the same to avoid any hassles.

State-wise Quarantine Rules and Guidelines

Quarantine Rules in Karnataka        

  • Quarantine Days: 7 days (for travellers coming from Maharashtra only)
  • Quarantine Type: Institutional quarantine, followed by 7 days home isolation
  • Additional Info: Travellers on a work trip will be exempted if they bring test results that are not more than two days old and show them COVID-negative. Further, Seva Sindhu app a must at least 4 days before travel and even after the journey.
  • Official COVID-19 Website of Karnataka: https://sevasindhu.karnataka.gov.in/Sevasindhu/English

Quarantine Rules in Delhi

  • Quarantine Days: 7 Days
  • Quarantine Type: Home quarantine
  • Additional Info: Those with mild symptoms will be allowed to opt for either home isolation or government/private isolation facility, and will later be tested for COVID-19. Arogya Setu app mandatory.
  • Official COVID-19 Website of Delhi: http://health.delhigovt.nic.in/

Quarantine Rules in West Bengal

  • Quarantine Days: 14 Days
  • Quarantine Type: Home or institutional quarantine depending upon the severity of COVID-19 symptoms
  • Official COVID-19 Website of West Bengal: https://www.wbhealth.gov.in/

Quarantine Rules in Uttar Pradesh

  • Quarantine Days: 14 Days
  • Quarantine Type: Home quarantine
  • Additional Info: Exception to travellers staying for less than a week, on a business visit or those who produce COVID-19 negative report. All passengers coming to UP will have to register themselves on http://reg.upcovid.in and furnish details of themselves and family members travelling with them.
  • Official COVID-19 Website of Uttar Pradesh: http://reg.upcovid.in

Quarantine Rules in Punjab

  • Quarantine Days: 14 Days
  • Quarantine Type: Home quarantine
  • Additional Info: Symptomatic passengers would be sent to institutional quarantine.
  • Official COVID-19 Website of Punjab: http://pbhealth.gov.in/

Quarantine Rules in Tamil Nadu      

  • Quarantine Days: 14 Days
  • Quarantine Type: Home quarantine
  • Additional Info: Those testing positive for COVID-19 and having moderate or severe symptoms will be admitted to a hospital or a health centre and people with mild symptoms will be given the option of home isolation. All air passengers flying into Tamil Nadu should obtain a “TN e-pass” available on the TN e-pass portal
  • Official COVID-19 Website of Tamil Nadu: https://tnepass.tnega.org/#/user/pass

Quarantine Rules in Kerala     

  • Quarantine Days: 14 Days
  • Quarantine Type: Home quarantine
  • Additional Info: Exception to those coming for business purpose or for a short duration. The SOPs issued said symptomatic persons will be sent to either COVID Care Centre or hospital
  • Official COVID-19 Website of Kerala: https://dhs.kerala.gov.in/

Quarantine Rules in Assam    

  • Quarantine Days: 14 Days
  • Quarantine Type: Both, home and institutional quarantine
  • Official COVID-19 Website of Assam: https://covid19.assam.gov.in/

Quarantine Rules in Andhra Pradesh         

  • Quarantine Days: Minimum 7 days
  • Quarantine Type: Both, home and institutional quarantine
  • Additional Info: Passengers have to enrol on Spandana website before buying tickets. Further, those coming from high incidence areas including Delhi, Gujarat, Chennai, Mumbai, Rajasthan & M.P. will have to go for 7 days institutional quarantine & rest for 14 days home quarantine. Once their test results for COVID-19 come negative, they will be relieved from isolation.
  • Official COVID-19 Website of Andhra Pradhesh: https://www.spandana.ap.gov.in/

Quarantine Rules in Jammu and Kashmir 

  • Quarantine Days: 14 days or till their test results are reported negative
  • Quarantine Type: Institutional quarantine
  • Additional Info: Mandatory testing of all passengers.
  • Official COVID-19 Website of Jammu and Kashmir: https://jammu.nic.in/covid19/

Quarantine Rules in Meghalaya        

Quarantine Rules in Goa         

  • Quarantine Days: 14 days
  • Quarantine Type: Home quarantine
  • Additional Info: Symptomatic passengers and those with an international travel history to undergo mandatory testing and institutional quarantine
  • Official COVID-19 Website of Goa: https://www.goa.gov.in/covid-19/

Quarantine Rules in Rajasthan          

  • Quarantine Days: 14 days
  • Quarantine Type: Home quarantine
  • Additional Info: Travellers on less than 7 days trip are exempted provided they show COVID-19 negative report conducted 2 days prior to the journey.
  • Official COVID-19 Website of Rajasthan: http://www.rajswasthya.nic.in/

Quarantine Rules in Maharashtra

  • Quarantine Days: 14 days
  • Quarantine Type: Home quarantine
  • Additional Info: All travellers, whether symptomatic or asymptomatic, will be stamped on their hand to show that they are meant to be in isolation. Further, those coming to Maharashtra for less than a week will be exempted if they declare that they are not coming from a containment zone and do not have any history or symptoms of the novel COVID-19.
  • Official COVID-19 Website of Maharashtra: https://covid-19.maharashtra.gov.in/