Assam Health and Family Welfare Department on Monday issued new Covid-19 guidelines.
According to the new guidelines, strict containment measures including continuous screening of incoming passengers through airports, railway stations and roads will be conducted in the state to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
COVID-19 positivity is gradually decreasing in the state and the country as of now, testing facilities are available across the country to provide standardized COVID-19 testing reports within 24 hours and upload the same in the ICMR portal for cross verification.
The order stated the number of people vaccinated twice in the country has increased significantly. Therefore, in partial modification of this Department's earlier notification, some measures have been adopted for ensuring the safety and convenience of all the passengers travelling to Assam through air, railway and road transportation.
Children below 10 years of age along with double vaccinated parent(s) guardian(s) coming to Assam are hereby exempted from the mandatory COVID-19 testing.
All incoming passengers, who have been vaccinated with two doses of COVID19 vaccines and possess such certificate, on the production of the same in front of the screening facilities, shall continue to be exempted from mandatory testing on arrival at Airports, Railway stations, Road Border Points etc.
However, passengers who are vaccinated with a single dose or not vaccinated and those who are symptomatic even with two doses of vaccination shall have to undergo mandatory RT-PCR testing at their own cost on arrival at airports railway stations, etc. in Assam, for which a subsidized rate of Rs 250/- only per RT-PCR test shall be charged.
Children below 10 years of age along with double vaccinated parent(s) guardian(s) coming to Assam are hereby exempted from the mandatory COVID-19 testing. However, voluntary paid testing for such children shall be facilitated if the parents/ guardians so desire.