Wednesday, December 01, 2021

Operations running smoothly after implementation of new travel guidelines: Delhi airport

New Delhi: Operations at Delhi airport were "running smooth" after the government's new guidelines for international travellers came into effect from Tuesday midnight.

"Total 1,013 passengers from four 'at risk' flights, successfully completed arrival formalities due to availability of Rapid PCR Test along with RTPCR test. [As many as] 792 passengers decided to take Rapid PCR Test and 221 passengers opted for RT-PCR Test," Delhi airport said in a Twitter post on Wednesday morning.

The strict norms for arriving international passengers, especially from 'at-risk' countries, were laid down by the government last week. The new guidelines came into effect from Tuesday midnight.

In the fresh guidelines, the government said that passengers travelling from or transiting through "at-risk" countries will have to undergo an RT-PCR test on arrival in India and will be required to wait for the results before leaving the airport or taking a connecting flight.

Moreover, travellers coming from countries other than those listed as "at risk" will be allowed to leave the airport and shall self-monitor their health for 14 days after arrival, but five per cent of them will be randomly tested at the airport, the revised guidelines issued by the Union Health Ministry stated.

01/12/21 India Today

To Read the News in full at Source, Click the Headline


Post a Comment