- Airlines issue fresh guidelines for passengers travelling to and from Maharashtra
- Random sample collection will be done for passengers arriving from states where there has been a spurt in the number of COVID-19 cases
- If you are flying to Delhi from Maharashtra then be mindful of the latest travel guidelines
If you are an airline passenger and are travelling to Delhi from Maharashtra then be mindful of the latest travel guidelines issued in the national capital. As per the latest rule, for all the passengers arriving from Maharashtra which is the worst-hit state due to COVID-19, a negative RT-PCR report (not older than 72 hours or 3 days before departure) is now mandatory.
Flyers who will not be carrying a negative report will have to undergo a 14-day quarantine.
Indian budget carrier including IndiGo and SpiceJet took to their respective Twitter handles to alert passengers about the latest travel rules.
The latest travel guidelines are as follows:
- A negative RT-PCR report (not older than 72 hours or 3 days before departure) is now mandatory.
- 14-day quarantine for passengers arriving without a negative report,” IndiGo tweeted.
- “Important update for passengers travelling from Maharashtra to Delhi,” Spicejet tweeted.
- Random testing of passengers arriving from states witnessing a surge in COVID-19 cases will be done at the Delhi airport and those found positive will be “mandatorily quarantined”.
- Delhi Airport, in a statement, had said, “As per the latest government mandate, District Disaster Management Authorities will conduct random COVID-19 testing of passengers coming from the states where the cases are increasing”.
Latest Guidelines if you are travelling to Delhi
- As the number of COVID-19 cases is surging, health screening will be done via random sample collection will be done for passengers who will be arriving from states where there has been a high increase in the number of COVID-19 cases. Passengers will be allowed to exit after sample collection.
- Thermal screening will be done for all passengers upon arrival.
- Passengers arriving from any city in Maharashtra will be needed to produce an RT-PCR negative report from the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) accredited labs done not more than 72 hours from the date of travel. RT-PCR timeline starts from the swab collection time.
- Passengers who are found positive will be quarantined at home or CCC/CHC/Hospital for 10 days.
- Additionally, all the passengers arriving from Maharashtra without a RT-PCR negative report shall be required to undergo a 14-days home quarantine.
- All constitutional and government functionaries and their staff members are exempted if they are asymptomatic.
India witnessed its biggest single-day rise with 1,84,372 fresh coronavirus infections pushing the total tally of cases to 1,38,73,825.
The active cases in the country surpassed the 13-lakh mark, as per the data shared by the Union Health Ministry, on Wednesday.