No RT-PCR report, vaccination certificate needed for Indians from Ukraine

Published on Feb 28, 2022 03:15 PM IST

Russia-Ukraine war: The Ministry of Health has provided exemptions for the Indians who returned home from war-hit Ukraine under Centre's Operation Ganga

Indian nationals on board Operation Ganga flight to India(ANI)
Indian nationals on board Operation Ganga flight to India(ANI)

The Centre on Monday revised Covid-19 international travel advisory in wake of the evacuation of Indian nationals from war-hit Ukraine. The Ministry of Health has provided exemptions for the Indians who returned home from the eastern European country. 

Mandatory pre-boarding negative RT-PCR test report and vaccination certificate has been exempted for the Indian nationals. The evacuated Indians have also been exempted from uploading documents before departure on Air Suvidha portal.

The travellers who have not been able to submit a pre-arrival RT-PCR negative report or hasn't completed covid-19 vaccination, they have been allowed to submit their samples on arrival with the advice to continue to self monitor their health condition for 14 days after arrival in India. 

As on 28th February 2022, 1,156 Indians from Ukraine have arrived in India with none of the passengers kept under isolation.

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India has been carrying out evacuations of stranded citizens from Ukraine on a war-footing. On Prime Minister Modi's direction, the cabinet secretary has spoke to all the chief secretaries of states and union territories and briefed them about the Centre's efforts to bring back students from Ukraine.

The Cabinet secretary has also requested all the district collectors to contact the family members of the students and keep them informed about the arrangements being made to bring their children back home. 

Four union ministers will be leaving from Ukraine tonight to expedite the evacuation process from the borders surrounding the war-hit country. 
 

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