Bhubaneswar: July 01: The quarantine period for returnee(s) to the State will be limited to 14 days. This shall be implemented by local authorities i.e., District Collectors/ Municipal Commissioners.
Returnee(s) in rural areas will undergo 14 days of mandatory institutional quarantine. In case the quarantinee develops symptoms requiring medical attention, he/ she may be shifted to COVID Care Centre/ COVID Hospital.
Returnees(s) in urban areas shall have to compulsorily stay in home quarantine for a period of 14 days, observing guidelines issued by H&FW Dept., Govt. of Odisha. If the returnee does not have proper quarantine facility at home, he/ she shall undergo institutional/ paid quarantine for a duration as directed by the local authorities.
Individuals travelling to the State by regular train and air services will have to undergo mandatory quarantine, as prescribed above.
The following categories of travelers shall be exempt from mandatory quarantine in the State, upon arrival in Odisha:
- Govt. officials, Professionals, businessmen or any other person travelling to Odisha on work and intending to exit the State by rail, road or air within 72 hrs
- Govt. officials, Professionals, businessmen or any other person who have travelled from Odisha on work and are returning to the State within 72 hrs of departure from Odisha
Local Authorities may extend the duration of quarantine of the quarantinees at home/ institution, within their jurisdiction, in the interest of containment of COVID-19.