Mumbai airport says passengers from Middle East, Europe will be subject to institutional quarantine


Mumbai’s Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport (CSMIA) has stated all passengers arriving from the Middle East and European nations will be subjected to obligatory institutional quarantine from Tuesday.

The new guidelines for the passengers travelling through the Mumbai airport, together with these having linked flights, are according to 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 will 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 would 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 dwelling quarantine for passengers from different nations.

“Effective December 22, passengers arriving from the Middle East and European countries, irrespective of their further travel plans, will be subjected to mandatory institutional quarantine.

“Any passenger identified as being symptomatic on arrival will be transferred to designated Covid-19 facility for further evaluation,” CSMIA stated in an announcement.

Passengers arriving from these areas will be transported by state officers to close by lodges 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 normal flight service on abroad routes, that are suspended since late March, particular worldwide flights are being operated beneath the Vande Bharat Mission since May and beneath bilateral “air bubble” preparations with chosen nations since July.

CSMIA stated that in accordance to the rules, as an alternative of present process a check on the airport, passengers will have to endure the RT-PCR check through the Fifth-Seventh day of the institutional quarantine on the lodge at their very own value.

Passengers with a damaging check report will be discharged to observe dwelling quarantine for seven days. Meanwhile, passengers with a constructive report will be directed to proceed to quarantine on the identical lodge or in a state-designated Covid-19 facility for 14 days, it stated.

The airport operator additionally stated the federal government’s choice to impose an evening curfew between 11 pm and 6 am from December 22 until January subsequent 12 months will not have any impression on its operations, which will “continue as scheduled”.

Passengers travelling to and from the airport through the specified hours will be allowed to proceed onwards as cab providers and public transportation will stay operational in any respect time, it added.

(This story has been printed from a wire company feed with out modifications to the textual content.)

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