Omicron Maharashtra govt revises travel rules, excluding only 6 high-risk nations:

Maharashtra has changed its travel rules in view of new types of Kovid, Omicron.

Mumbai:

Kovid’s New variants Omicron With this in mind, Maharashtra has made changes in the institutional quarantine rules. According to the state government, under the new rules, only passengers from six high-risk countries will have to undergo institutional quarantine. Under this, travelers from high-risk countries will no longer need institutional quarantine. Maharashtra Minister Aditya Thackeray told NDTV that the state’s rules need to be differentiated from the Centre’s rules based on past experience of the epidemic. He said, ‘We were the first victims of Kovid, Kovid had a bad effect on Maharashtra, so we need to be a little more careful about our state. Maharashtra had announced a number of restrictions on Tuesday evening which were to take effect from midnight. This would have created more problems for international travelers.

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However, the state later partially relaxed the restrictions. Aditya Thackeray had said that this was necessary as passengers did not have the opportunity to plan their travel and finances. To date, more than 50 countries are either facing or facing the threat of Omicron. The list includes European countries such as the UK, Germany, Spain, Belgium and Italy. Omicron cases have also been confirmed in South Africa, Botswana, Israel, Hong Kong and Japan.

It may be recalled that in the case of Maharashtra’s Institutional Separation Guidelines due to the threat of Omicron, State Minister Aditya Thackeray had on Wednesday said that public safety was our first priority and new guidelines would be issued soon. Junior Thackeray had said that cases of Omicron, a new type of covid, were increasing rapidly in many countries. There will be some strictures regarding some safety rules. “In Mumbai, we are moving towards 100% vaccination,” he said. The Center will be appealed to reduce the gap between the two doses of vaccine.

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