Assam Govt Issues SOP for Passengers, Children Below 10 Years Exempted From Covid Test
Following measures are hereby adoptod for ensunng the safety and convenience of all the passengers travellmg to Assam through air, railway and road transportation.
GUWAHATI: Strict containment measures including continuous screening of incomming passengers through airports, railway stations and roads are being conducted in the state of Assam to prevent spread of COVID-19.
Whereas, COVID-19 positivity is gradually decreasing in the state and the country as of now, Whereas, testing facilities are available across the country to provide standardized COVID-19 testing reports within 24 hours and upload the same in ICMR portal for cross verification.
Whereas, the number of people vaccinated twice in the country has increased significantly.
Therefore, in partial modification of this Department's earlier notrfication No HLA.301/2020/212 dated 01/09/2021, the following measures are hereby adoptod for ensunng the safety and convenience of all the passengers travellmg to Assam through air, railway and road transportation.
1. All incoming passengers. who have been vaccinelod with two doses of COVID-19 vaccines and possess such certificate, on production of the same in front of screening Authority, shall continue to be exempted from mandatory testing on arrival at Airports. Railway stations, Road Border Points etc
2. However passengers who are vaccinated with a single dose or not vaccine:od and those who are symptomatic even with two doses of vaccination. shall have to undergo mandatory RT-PCR testing at their own cost on arnval at airports, railway stations etc. in Assam, for which a subsidized rate of Rs 250/- only per RT-PCR test shall be charged
3. 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 paren./ guardians so desire.
This notification shall come into force with immediate effect.