The Karnataka Government has issued a REVISED CIRCULAR Dated. 24″‘ August 2020 Revised protocol for Inter-State Travellers to Karnataka (Version 3)
Since March 2020, the Covid-19 pandemic has affected Karnataka and as mitigation measure under lockdowns. various restrictions were imposed on inter-state travellers coming to Karnataka. Recently. Government of India and Government of Karnataka have issued guidelines for unlock 3(vide reference 3& 4) that there shall be no restrictions on inter-state movement of persons and goods In this context and under the present circumstances. the following revised guidelines are issued for Inter-State Travellers to Karnataka.
The following aspects pertaining to Inter-State Travellers as mentioned in previous circulars shall be discontinued henceforth:
a. Registration On Seva Sindhu portal b. Entry and medical check-up at the state borders. bus stations. railway stations and airports c. Screening at the receiving centres in the districts d. Categorization of passengers e. Hand stamping f. 14 days of quarantine g. Isolation and testing
Enforcement of home quarantine including poster on home door, information to neighbours/ Resident Welfare Association/Apartment Owners’ Associations, monitoring from Panchayat/ward level teams, flying Squad, IVRS call-centre outbound calls, quarantine watch app monitoring
The incoming Inter-State Travellers are advised the following:
a. If asymptomatic on arrival, they can report to work or perform their activities in the State without any requirement of 14 days home quarantine. However, they shall self-monitor their health for 14 days from the date of their arrival for any symptoms of Covid-19 like fever, cough, cold, throat pain, difficulty in breathing, etc. and immediately seek medical consultation without fail or call Apthamitra helpline 14410. b. If symptomatic on arrival. i.e. having symptoms suggestive of Covid-19 as mentioned vide above, they shall immediately self-isolate and seek medical consultation without fail or call Apthamitra helpline 14410. c. They shall observe standard COVID-19 precautions like compulsory wearing of face mask, physical distancing of 2 meters (or 6 feet), frequent hand-washing with soap and water or use of hand sanitizer, follow cough etiquette, etc. While in public areas and workplaces. d. The District Health Authority / BBMP shall suitably and appropriately plan IEC campaign for the incoming travellers about the importance of self-reporting, self-isolation & COVID-19 testing of symptomatic persons.
4. This revised Circular shall apply to all Inter-State Travellers arriving in Karnataka from all States/UTs including business travellers, students, labourers coming for work, transit travellers, etc. irrespective of their purpose of visit or duration of stay in the State. Deputy Commissioners of all Districts / Commissioner, BBMP are hereby instructed to implement this with immediate effect and without any deviations at district levels.