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BENGALURU: With Unlock 1.0 set to begin on Monday, people coming to Karnataka from other states need no prior approval, while the mandatory seven-day institutional quarantine is now restricted to travellers from Maharashtra without a Covid-19 negative certificate.
Maharashtra travellers showing no symptoms will have to undergo institutional quarantine for seven days, followed by an equal period in home quarantine. Earlier, travellers from Tamil Nadu, Delhi, Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan, too, had to undergo the seven-day institutional quarantine, followed by seven-day home quarantine.
However, Maharashtra travellers with Covid-19 negative certificate not more than two days old are exempt from institutional quarantine. Maharashtra continues to be in red zone with more than 63,000 positive cases and 2,098 deaths. In its new protocol announced on Sunday, the Karnataka health and family welfare department said travellers from other states are exempted prior approval, but must register on Seva Sindhu portal.
People coming from other states must go for 14-day home quarantine, and screening will be done at border checkposts, railway stations and bus stands. They will also be hand-stamped. Those with symptoms will be taken to hospital isolation for seven days. Business visitors and transit travellers are exempt from quarantine, but must produce proof of return/onward journey.