Latest Quarantine norms for returnees to Karnataka who are coming from other States


Following norms and process has been mandated by the state government for surveillance of the incoming persons from other states (including those coming by domestic air flights).

Quarantine Norms:


Institutional quarantine of 7 days followed by home quarantine of 7 days for passengers coming from high prevalence states (Maharashtra, Gujarat, Tamil Nadu, Delhi, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh); 

Home quarantine of 14 days for passengers coming from other states;

No quarantine for business passengers bringing a negative test report obtained within 2 days prior to date of travel, from ICMR approved lab.

Full details of the quarantine norms are contained in the Annexure.


All incoming persons’ should obtain a pass from Seva Sindhu portal

( ) of the state government;

For facilitating the E-pass from Seva Sindhu portal, health check, and exit from the airport / railway station, following process has been put in place.

Step 1:

A designated officer of civil aviation / railways uploads the information about passengers (name, mobile number, PNR, flight / train number and flight / train origin date in excel sheet form) on the portal at least 2 hours before scheduled departure of the flight / train ;


Emails the information to Karnataka State Covid19 War Room (email: [email protected]) for uploading in the system;

Step 2:

Passenger applies on Seva Sindhu portal giving mobile number, address in Karnataka and PNR before reaching the origin airport / railway station and shows the acknowledgement sms at the check in counter / to TTE; this facility at the portal will be operational from 12 noon on 24th May; Step 2 is independent of Step 1;

Step 3:

On validation with the uploaded information, application is auto-approved and the E-pass is communicated to the passenger’s mobile phone even before the arrival;

Step 4:

On arrival, the E-pass is verified and health check is carried out;

Step 5:

Passenger is put to quarantine as per the norms detailed in the Annexure.


Quarantine Norms of Government of Karnataka Passengers (returnees) travelling by Air / Rail / Road:


Institutional quarantine for 7 days for the returnees from high prevalence states (Maharashtra, Gujarat, Tamil Nadu, Delhi, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh; list to be revised every Monday); charges to be borne by the passenger;

Home quarantine for such returnees for a period of another 7 days after their Covid test comes out negative (swab shall be taken between 5-7 day after their arrival) using Pool testing;

Home quarantine is allowed for following categories along with one attendant after their test result is negative (Swabs shall be taken immediately after arrival to institutional quarantine center)

i. Pregnant Women ii. Children below the age of 10 years and below

iii. Senior citizens the age of 80 years and above

iiii. Terminally ill patients (For example, Cancer, Chronic kidney disease and Stroke)

Home quarantine for 14 days for the returnees from other low prevalence states; Businessmen coming for urgent work (e.g., bidders coming to participate in an auction of perishable agricultural commodities, etc.) are permitted without the necessity of quarantine if they bring the negative test report, not be more than two days older from the date of travel, of Covid-19 from ICMR approved Laboratory.

In case business travelers don’t have such test report, they will have to undergo Covid-19 test and stay in paid institutional quarantine (hotels identified by State Government) till the test result comes out. After negative test result they will be allowed to finish their engagements & return back. In case their total stay is beyond 5 days they will have to go to Fever Clinic & get themselves examined to get an auto extension of another 5 days if found asymptomatic;

Home quarantine for 14 days for medical professionals, nurses, paramedical staffs, sanitation personnel ambulance staff;

Institutional quarantine for 14 days for members of Defence, Para-military, Railways, DRDO, ISRO, PSUs in a dedicated guest house or quarantine facility of the concerned organization;

Home quarantine for 14 days in rural areas for those staying in their farmhouses.



  1. Thanks for this very detailed and useful post.
    I just hope EVERYONE returning respects the lives of others and keeps to the home quarantine strictly.
    Here’s hoping 🤞

    Be safe, be responsible and stay blessed people 🙏


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