Passengers coming in to India from and transiting through UAE, Qatar, Oman, and Kuwait will be subjected to a compulsory quarantine for a minimum of 14 days at the port of first departure, starting March 18, said a report.
"All passengers from the UAE, including transit passengers, going to India will have to undergo mandatory quarantine for a minimum of 14 days. I expect there could be a rush of travellers until the quarantine is imposed on March 18," a report in Khaleej Times cited the Consul General of India to Dubai, Vipul, as saying.
The government of India has issued a strict set of travel restrictions to prevent the spread of the Covid-19 coronavirus from high-risk areas.
India has also banned the entry of passengers from member countries of the European Union, the European Free Trade Association, Turkey and the UK with effect from March 18.
The new decisions are temporary measures and shall be in force till March 31, and will be reviewed subsequently, the report said.
The Indian Ministry of Health announced four new cases of coronavirus, one each from Odisha, Jammu and Kashmir, Ladakh, and Kerala have been confirmed since the last update. "There are now a total of 114 confirmed cases in India as of today, including 10 discharged, three cured and two reported deaths," said officials.