Monday, March 22, 2021

No institutional quarantine required for vaccinated international passengers: BMC

Mumbai: Passengers from Europe, UK, Middle East, South Africa and Brazil will no longer have to undergo the mandatory week-long institutional quarantine on arrival to Mumbai if they have received both doses of Covid vaccine, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) said in an order issued on Saturday night.

On request of senior citizens and medical professionals travelling to attend to critical patients among others, the BMC issued the updated quarantine guideline for international passengers.

In addition to those vaccinated, the BMC will also exempt international passengers from institutional quarantine under six other categories – medical professionals travelling to attend to critical patients aged over 65, women in the advanced stage of pregnancy, both parents accompanying children below 5 years of age, passengers with serious illnesses requiring immediate medical attention, extreme family distress condition i.e. immediate family member in critical condition and severe accident/death in the immediate family.

“Passengers from these categories may be considered for exemption from seven-day institutional quarantine, subject to providing required documents to the satisfaction of the officer-in-charge at the airport,” read the BMC guideline.

22/03/21 Sanjana Bhalerao/Indian Express

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