Those coming to Punjab for less than 72 hours are now exempt from the mandatory home quarantine, and only need to submit a formal undertaking at the border check post.
Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Tuesday said that it had been decided to provide this concession to facilitate students wishing to come for examinations or business travelers etc, whose stay in the state is less than 72 hours from the time of their arrival. It has been decided to exempt such travelers from the 14-day mandatory home quarantine requirement that remains in place for domestic inbound travelers in Punjab, he said.
The exempt travelers will, however, need to submit a formal undertaking with the OIC of the check post in a standard format provided on the COVA app, which they would have to download on their phones.
Besides entering their details in the app’s travelers’ information section, these persons would have to undertake that the COVA app will remain active throughout their period of stay in Punjab.
The additional SOPs for such travelers require them to voluntarily submit that they are not coming from any containment zone and undertake not to stay for more than 72 Hrs in Punjab from the time of arrival in the state. During this period, they shall commit to monitoring their health and maintaining distance from those around, and also interact with the assigned surveillance team in case they suffer from any symptoms consistent with COVID-19 and will immediately call at 104.