Manipur Home Department issues new SOP for air travellers


Imphal: Manipur Home Department on Monday issued a new Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) for passengers arriving in Imphal to implement with immediate effect.

Accordingly, all passengers should download and install AAROGYA SETU application in their mobile before travelling. They are to be medically screened at the port of departure before boarding. All passengers on de-boarding at Imphal airport shall fill up the prescribed form supplied by Health Department before proceeding to arrival hall in a staggered manner as regulated by the authorities.

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At the arrival hall the medical teams will screen the passengers by full body thermal scanner. Thereafter, the filled-in form shall be submitted to the medical team.

All asymptomatic passengers shall be stamped for Institutional quarantine or community quarantine on their hand with indelible ink and allowed to baggage collection area. Any symptomatic passenger or suspected passenger will be separated immediately and sent to isolation ward / COVID treatment ward by medical team as per the protocol.

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After collection of baggage, all asymptomatic passengers shall wait in the earmarked area for further transport to quarantine centre.

Transport Department shall provide sufficient buses to the Police Department for transportation to designated quarantine centers as decided by Health Department.

All passengers shall remain in quarantine centers for further testing. Passengers tested negative will be allowed to go for home quarantine for 14 days. Passengers tested positive shall be treated as per the protocol.

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No passenger will be allowed to go home until he or she is tested negative or till completion of 14 days quarantine, whichever is applicable in given circumstances. Deputy commissioners shall open new institutional or community quarantine centers for accommodating passengers.


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