Because the world is gearing as much as battle the brand new Omicron variant of coronavirus, the Maharashtra authorities on Wednesday mentioned that each one home passengers flying to Mumbai should have a detrimental Covid-19 (RT-PCR) check taken inside 72 hours of the flight.
The Mumbai airport has directed all home airways to not board passengers for touchdown in Mumbai with no detrimental RT-PCR check inside 72 hours of departure. In distinctive instances like household misery, says the assertion, testing could also be allowed on arrival on the Mumbai airport.
“The Mumbai Airport operator to speak to all home Airways that they shall not board, ordinarily, any passenger for touchdown in Mumbai with out RT-PCR check with detrimental outcome taken inside 72 hours of departure,” the directive acknowledged.
In Maharashtra, as many as six passengers from the high-risk international locations have examined constructive for coronavirus to this point, a well being bulletin had mentioned. As considered one of them is from Mumbai, the BMC has tightened measures.
The civic physique mentioned passengers could be exempted from the RT-PCR report rule solely in distinctive instances like household misery, and the testing could also be allowed on arrival on the airport in Mumbai.
The civic physique additionally directed the airport operator to strictly implement the revised COVID-19 tips of the Authorities of India (GOI) issued in view of the issues over the brand new Omicron variant of coronavirus “with rapid impact”.
As per the Centre’s tips, the passengers arriving from the “threat” international locations specified within the round should bear a self-paid post-arrival COVID-19 check on the port of arrival, the civic physique mentioned. The BMC additionally mentioned that the Maharashtra authorities’s directives “shall change into operational from 23:59 hours of December 2, 2021”.
Within the newest tips, the Maharashtra authorities has specified that the passengers coming from “threat international locations” shall compulsorily bear institutional quarantine for one week and take RT-PCR exams on the 2nd, 4th and Seventh-day post-arrival.
The civic physique mentioned that it has determined to offer two days for the passengers coming from “threat” international locations as a lot of them have already finalised their journey plans and are on the transfer. Many passengers may be airborne and they may not concentrate on these latest tips.
“To keep away from main inconveniences and likewise to recast their journey plans, a window of two days is proposed to be given to all passengers from the chance international locations,” the BMC acknowledged.
The Maharashtra State Catastrophe Administration Authority on Tuesday night time had issued the most recent tips. The record of ‘at-risk international locations is introduced by the Union authorities.
In response to an up to date record, the international locations designated as ‘at-risk are the European international locations, the UK, South Africa, Brazil, Botswana, China, Mauritius, New Zealand, Zimbabwe, Singapore, Hong Kong and Israel.