No quarantine for air passengers visiting Assam for less than 72 hours

    Guwahati, Aug 10 (PTI) Any air traveller to Assam who
will depart from the state within 72 hours of his arrival will
not have to undergo quarantine provided his Rapid Antigen Test
(RAT) result at the airport is negative, an order issued by
the state government said on Monday.
    The passenger will also have to provide a copy of his
return ticket indicating his departure within 72 hours, the
order issued by the state Health Department's Principal
Secretary Samir Sinha said.
    The visitor shall provide swab samples for Rapid
Antigen Test (RAT) immediately on arrival and if the result
is negative, then he will be allowed to proceed.
    But if the result is positive, then he will have to
proceed for isolation or treatment as per the protocol for
COVID-19 patients.
    A symptomatic traveller will have to undergo RT-PCR
test even if his RAT result is negative. He will remain in
isolation till the test result is declared, it said.
    In case, any air passenger violates the 72-hour time
frame of stay then he shall face penal action and be placed in
quarantine, the order said.
    Last month, the state government had issued an order
allowing home quarantine for seven days for both air and train
passengers who tested negative on arrival. PTI DG

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