Friday, February 07, 2020

DGCA directs airports to have designated screening counters for flyers from China, Hong Kong, Singapore & Thailand

New Delhi: The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) has directed airport operators to make provisions for screening all passengers coming from China, Hong Kong, Singapore and Thailand.

“In order to prevent the spread of Novel Corona Virus Disease in India, it has been decided that all passengers arriving from China, Hong Kong, Singapore and Thailand shall be screened by Airport Health Organisation (APHO) immediately once they step out of the specific identified aerobridge. Separate counters would be created near these aerobridges for their screening,” the DGCA order issued Wednesday said.
“After screening and clearance given by APHO at aerobridges, all passengers shall be allowed to proceed towards Immigration. All airports operators shall identify and earmark the aerobridge and provide the necessary infrastructure for the purpose of screening of such passengers arriving from China, Hong Kong, Singapore and Thailand at the aerobridge. All airport operators, therefore, are advised to cooperate with the APHO and ensure that Immigration area, staff handling these passengers and their counters are properly sanitized under medical supervision of APHO,” it adds.
06/02/20 Saurabh Sinha/Times of India
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