Muscat: Travellers flying back to India can now skip the 14-day institutional quarantine provided they submit a negative COVID-19 test report to the authorities on arrival from August 8.

As per the new guidelines, Indian expats seeking quarantine exemption must ensure the test is conducted within 96 hours before departure and any false medical report would be liable for prosecution.

The test report should be uploaded on a dedicated portal for verification by the authorities. The test report could also be produced upon arrival at the at the point of entry airport in India.

The exemption is part of new Ministry of Health and Family Welfare guidelines for international passengers travelling to India.

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