SHILLONG: 9th December 2021 (PTI Source)
The Government of Meghalaya has recently issued new guidelines and regulations for visitors entering the state. People visiting the state must register with the gov website. They must have the Arogya Setu as well as Behavioural Change Management apps downloaded on their phones, according to an official.
Following the announcement of the new COVID-19 variant, an official said on Tuesday that the guidelines were issued following the detection of Omicron COVID-19 in some states.
“It is necessary for everyone visiting Meghalaya to register at http://meghalayaonline.gov.in/covid/testing.htm before travelling, download the Arogya Setu app from Google Play or the App Store, and install the Behavior Change Management app from there. However, visitors should visit the Meghalaya government's website at https://meghalaya.gov.in/ and create an account to obtain the "e-invite for tourists."
According to a notification signed by the Health Ministry, Government of India (MoHFW India), all international visitors must submit the Self Declaration Form (SDF) and upload their negative RT-PCR test results as required by law.
“All persons arriving from countries at risks like South Africa and Europe, including China, The United Kingdom, Botswana, Brazil, Mauritius, Zimbabwe, and New Zealand, must undergo the RT-PCR test.” added the official.
The quarantine period for visitors is seven days. The officials in charge of the district surveillance unit will retest the tourist on the eighth day and, if negative, he or she will self-monitor his or her health for another seven days. If a traveller's samples are found to be positive on repeat testing, they shall be sent for genome testing.
A random sample of 5% of visitors will be tested for RT-PCR upon arrival at the entry points, according to the statement.
If the person passes the self-health test for 14 days and their genomic sample comes back positive, further testing will be required.
The entry procedure for foreign visitors has not changed, and they are urged to adhere to COVID-applicable conduct at all times, which includes wearing a mask, maintaining social distance, and frequent sanitisation of the hands.