Wednesday, December 01, 2021

Mumbai’s CSMIA Ramps Up Safety Measures Against Omicron

Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport (CSMIA) has put in place all necessary measures to implement the Ministry of Health’s latest COVID-19 guidelines on international passengers arriving in India. This follows the World Health Organisation’s announcement that Omicron (B.1.1.529) has been classified as a COVID-19 Variant of Concern. The new guidelines take effect from 1 December 2021.

Passengers planning to travel to or through India must submit on the Air Suvidha online portal a self-declaration form with their travel details of the past 14 days, a copy of their passport, a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR report no older than 72 hours before their journey, and a declaration of authenticity of the test report.

Children under 5 years of age are exempted from both pre-arrival and post-arrival testing unless found symptomatic for COVID-19 on arrival or during the home quarantine period.

All passengers are advised to check the new travel norms well in advance of their journey. Detailed guidelines are available at (GOMCovid19ORDER_30_11_2021.pdf (

CSMIA has made elaborate arrangements, including additional testing and resting facilities, for the safety and convenience of arriving passengers. Larger waiting and seating areas with necessary amenities, additional counters and booths for registration and sampling, and more ground staff for faster passenger processing are among the many enhanced safety and convenience measures put in place to handle international passengers. 

01/12/21 AviationPros

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