Monday, August 17, 2020

Chennai airport resumes international flights: airlines restart routes between UAE and Tamil Nadu

International flights at India's Chennai airport have resumed after a four-month suspension.
The airport in the state of Tamil Nadu is the third busiest in the country, but only domestic and repatriation flights have been allowed to operate at Chennai since late March.
Now, the airport will serve international flights, including services to Dubai, Abu Dhabi and Sharjah, under an air corridor that Indian authorities have established with the UAE.
As Chennai airport gears up to welcome more international flights, several coronavirus saftety measures have been put in place. These include isolation rooms, increased disinfection procedures and social distancing measures.
Travellers flying into Chennai will undergo thermal screening, according to guidelines published by the Airports Authority of India (AAI).
Covid-19 testing will be carried out on travellers arriving from Maharashtra, Gujarat and Delhi, with all other travellers subject to random testing upon arrival.
17/08/20 Hayley Skirka/National
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