Saturday, August 29, 2020

Telangana relaxes quarantine norms for international passengers

Hyderabad: The Telangana government has relaxed quarantine norms for passengers traveling by Vande Bharat or Air Transport Bubble flights, which means asymptomatic international passengers flying to Hyderabad can now head straight home if they meet the criteria laid down by the government.

As per the latest guidelines issued by the State government in line with the order of the Union Ministry of Home Affairs, passengers on business trips to Telangana with return tickets within four days of their arrival will not be quarantined if they show their negative RT-PCR test report conducted within 96 hours prior to departure.
Similarly, for any asymptomatic passengers traveling with negative RT-PCR test report conducted within 96 hours prior to departure will be exempted from institutional quarantine but have to undergo 14 days of home quarantine.

Special consideration of 14 days of home quarantine has been mandated for some categories of asymptomatic passengers without negative RT- PCR test report. These include pregnant women, parents traveling with children 10 years or below and those traveling on medical emergencies.

However, rest of the asymptomatic passengers without negative RT-PCR test results will have to undergo seven days each of institutional quarantine followed by home quarantine.
Currently the Rajiv Gandhi International Airport is connected with UK and UAE under Air Bubble agreements. British Airways has resumed its operations between Hyderabad and London four times a week, while the other airlines operating between Hyderabad and UAE – Etihad, Emirates and Flydubai are likely to resume their operations shortly, according to a press release from RGIA.
29/08/20 Telangana Today
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