As the coronavirus cases are dropping in many areas of the country, there are relaxations in the lockdown restrictions that were earlier imposed to curb the spread of the virus. The government of Delhi has now introduced a new set of guidelines for people planning to travel to Delhi. The move comes at a time when the third wave of the coronavirus pandemic is likely to occur. Also, those travelers who are coming from foreign nations to Delhi have to follow the central government’s rules in the state.
People from those states that have more than a 5% positivity rate and are aiming to go to Delhi need to follow a set protocol that has been launched by the Delhi government. Delhi Disaster Management Authority (DDMA) has provided a color code that has been approved by the Delhi government. The color-coded groups are based on bed and oxygen availability, a number of new infections, or the positivity rate.
Yellow is the first color, the second is Amber, the third is Orange, the fourth and highest level is Red. The Red color code is given for states with more than 5% positivity or 16,000 new cases reported in the week or 3,000 oxygen bed occupancy. Thus, a domestic traveler from either of the three situations has to face travel limitations accordingly.
So, if your state is having a positivity rate of over 5% then a red level alert will be issued to you if you are traveling to Delhi. Restrictions will also be imposed for people going to Delhi by trains, buses, air, or by road from states that have more than a 10% positivity rate.
Travelers going to Delhi will also have to show a certificate of vaccination of both doses or a negative RT-PCR test that should not be more than 72 hours old. Travelers who don’t have these proofs will have to go for a 14-days quarantine period in a paid or institutional center.