Monday, September 07, 2020

At Mumbai airport: RT-PCR tests must for passengers with connecting international flights

Mumbai: International passengers who have a connecting flight from Mumbai and are not carrying a Covid-19 negative report will now have to undergo RT-PCR tests at the airport, the Maharashtra government said  on Sunday.

If the test report comes positive, the passenger may not be allowed to take the flight and will be sent for institutional quarantine in Mumbai, said the government guidelines. This is applicable as of now only for transit passengers who want to take an onward connecting flight.

“They can get tested and will be allowed to take a connecting flight on having negative test report,” the guideline read.

The Civil Aviation Ministry earlier this week had said that international passengers with connecting flights can avail of testing facilities at airports before travelling on to their final destination. Delhi’s IGI was the first airport to announce the measure.

In guidelines issued in the last week of August, the Union ministry had allowed airlines to serve pre-packed snacks, meals and beverages on domestic flights depending on the travel time, and hot meals on international flights.
06/09/20 Indian Express
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