Assam: All incoming passengers with double dose of COVID-19 vaccine continue to be exempted from mandatory testing

Children below 10 years along with double vaccinated parents/guardians are also exempted from mandatory COVID-19 Testing on arrival.


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All incoming passengers to Assam, who have been vaccinated with two doses of COVID-19 vaccines will continue to be exempted from mandatory testing on arrival at airports, railway stations and road border points.

The Assam government, in its revised Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) issued on Monday stated, "All incoming passengers, who have been vaccinated with two doses of COVID- 19 vaccines and possess such certificate , on production of the same in front of screening Authority, shall continue to be exempted from mandatory testing on arrival at Airports, Railway stations, Road Border Points etc."

However, passengers who are vaccinated with a single dose or not vaccinated and those who are symptomatic even with two doses of vaccination, will have to undergo mandatory RT-PCR testing at their own cost on arrival at airports, railway stations etc. in Assam, for which a subsidised rate of Rs 250/- only per RT-PCR test will be charged, principal secretary to the government of Assam stated.
 
Moreover, children below 10 years of age along with double vaccinated parent(s)/guardian(s) coming to Assam are also exempted from the mandatory COVID-19 testing. However, voluntary paid testing for such children will be facilitated if the parents/guardians so desire, the order added.

Meanwhile, Assam recorded 280 new COVID-19 positive cases and three deaths on Monday.

As per the state COVID-19 bulletin on Monday, Assam's COVID-19 confirmed caseload reached 6,12,551, including 6,03,234 recovered cases and 6,031 deaths. A total of 1,347 patients with COVID-19 positivity have also died in the state but their deaths were not due to COVID-19.

Assam has so far conducted 2,49,82,399 COVID-19 tests while, 2,91,50,521 people have been vaccinated against COVID-19 (First Dose: 2,03,14,223 Second Dose: 88,36,298), as per the bulletin. 

First Published:Nov. 9, 2021, 2:29 p.m.

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