Tuesday, July 13, 2021

RT-PCR Report Not Required for Fully Vaccinated Passengers Arriving at Mumbai Airport

Mumbai: The Domestic passengers who are fully vaccinated will now be exempted from carrying negative RT-PCR reports when they enter Mumbai airport, according to the reports. To recall, the government in its guidelines issued earlier made a negative RT-PCR test report mandatory for all passengers arriving on domestic flights into Mumbai at the time of boarding the flight. Earlier today, BMC Commissioner Iqbal Singh Chahal had written to the Chief Secretary of Maharashtra and recommended that fully vaccinated people arriving in Mumbai can be exempted from the mandatory RT-PCR test

Important Details:

-The Maharashtra government had imposed restrictions on domestic passengers arriving in the state on May 12.

-As per the order, any passenger arriving by any mode of transport was required to carry negative RT-PCR test conducted 48 hours prior to commencing the journey.

-The Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai issued directives pertaining to domestic passengers arriving in the city of Mumbai.

-These restrictions were primarily imposed on the passengers arriving from Gujarat, Goa, Delhi, Rajasthan and Kerala.

-Owing to the increase in number of cases, it was decided to impose restrictions on all the passengers arriving in Mumbai from any part of the country.

13/07/21 Victor Dasgupta/India.com

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