Mumbai’s Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport (CSMIA) has stated all passengers arriving from the Middle East and European nations might be subjected to obligatory institutional quarantine from Tuesday.
The new guidelines for the passengers travelling by way of the Mumbai airport, together with these having related flights, are consistent with the directives issued by the state and central governments on Monday, the airport operator stated in a launch.
The central authorities on Monday stated all of the UK-India flights might be suspended from December 23 to December 31 in view of the emergence of a brand new coronavirus pressure in that nation.
It additionally stated all passengers coming from the UK on Monday and Tuesday could be compulsorily examined for coronavirus on arrival at airports.
Separately, the Maharashtra authorities in a round on Monday stated it has determined to conduct institutional quarantine for all passengers from throughout Europe and the Middle East for 14 days after touchdown on the airport, in addition to residence quarantine for passengers from different nations.
“Effective December 22, passengers arriving from the Middle East and European nations, no matter their additional journey plans, might be subjected to obligatory institutional quarantine.
“Any passenger recognized as being symptomatic on arrival might be transferred to designated Covid-19 facility for additional analysis,” CSMIA stated in a press release.
Passengers arriving from these areas might be transported by state officers to close by inns of their desire to endure institutional quarantine for seven days at their very own value, it added.
According to the airport operator, on Monday, CSMIA had 4 flights — one from Amsterdam and three from London — carrying over 690 passengers; whereas on Tuesday, there was no flight both arriving or departing from and to London, it stated.
However, there are 5 flights arriving and eight departing to Dubai and one departing for Doha, it added.
In the absence of standard flight service on abroad routes, that are suspended since late March, particular worldwide flights are being operated below the Vande Bharat Mission since May and below bilateral “air bubble” preparations with chosen nations since July.
CSMIA stated that in response to the rules, as a substitute of present process a check on the airport, passengers must endure the RT-PCR check in the course of the Fifth-Seventh day of the institutional quarantine on the resort at their very own value.
Passengers with a detrimental check report might be discharged to look at residence quarantine for seven days. Meanwhile, passengers with a optimistic report might be directed to proceed to quarantine on the similar resort or in a state-designated Covid-19 facility for 14 days, it stated.
The airport operator additionally stated the federal government’s resolution to impose an evening curfew between 11 pm and 6 am from December 22 until January subsequent 12 months is not going to have any influence on its operations, which can “continue as scheduled”.
Passengers travelling to and from the airport in the course of the specified hours might be allowed to proceed onwards as cab companies and public transportation will stay operational in any respect time, it added.
(This story has been revealed from a wire company feed with out modifications to the textual content.)