Wednesday, March 11, 2020

Coronavirus outbreak: Air India flight from Milan to Delhi failed to screen passengers

A day after aviation regulator Directorate General of Civil Aviation warned airlines to ensure declaration by passengers or face action, it has emerged that an Air India flight from Milan to Delhi came without screening fliers for the coronavirus.

News agency ANI posted on Twitter that screening was done after the flight landed in Delhi. It should have done at Milan, itself.

Italy is facing a severe crisis with 631 deaths due to the deadly coronavirus.
"Air India AI-138 from Milan to Delhi has been taken to isolation bay at Delhi Airport; currently, all passengers are going through screening at the airport," the post added.

On March 10, the DGCA issued a circular saying that some of the airlines had not ensured availability of self-declaration forms to passengers.

"This has been viewed very seriously by this office. All airlines operating on international sector, therefore, are again advised to ensure availability of self-declaration forms," the DGCA said.

The regulator added that all airlines should also ensure in-flight announcements regarding the same.
11/03/20 Moneycontrol
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