Monday, March 02, 2020

Coronavirus: Flyers from Italy, Iran to be screened; AI to reduce flights to Italy, South Korea

New Delhi: Now passengers coming on flights from Italy and Iran will be screened on arrival in India for coronavirus.

The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) Monday expanded the number of countries for universal screening of passengers. Earlier, passengers coming on flights from China, Hong Kong, Japan, South Korea, Thailand, Singapore, Nepal, Indonesia, Vietnam and Malaysia were being screened. However, now flyers from Italy and Iran will also be screened.
Air India (AI) is the only Indian carrier that flies to Italy, Japan and South Korea. “We are reducing frequency of these flights,” said AI chairman Rajiv Bansal.

While no Indian carriers fly to Iran, India had last Thursday asked Iran Air and Mahan Air that fly from Tehran to Delhi and Mumbai to temporarily suspend the flights.
02/03/20 Saurabh Sinha/Times of India

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