Wednesday, December 01, 2021

Trichy, Madurai airports on Omicron alert

Trichy/Madurai: Following the scare caused by the new Covid-19 variant called Omicron, Trichy and Madurai international airports have ramped up monitoring of passengers coming in from countries at risk in tune with international travel guidelines and protocols laid down by the state government.

In Trichy, airport authorities held separate meetings with higher aviation officials as well as the district administration to ensure proper monitoring. A separate holding area has been demarcated at the terminal building for passengers coming from the “at-risk countries”. Trichy international airport handles flights to Dubai, Sharjah, Kuwait, Colombo, Kuala Lumpur and Singapore.

The Madurai district administration and health department said all international passengers from countries that reported Omicron variant must undergo two mandatory RT-PCR tests and home quarantine for seven days. Though there are no direct flights to Madurai from countries where Omicron cases have been reported, flights coming in from Dubai will be closely monitored.

01/12/21 Times of India

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