Delhi International Airport has issued new quarantine guidelines for passengers travelling from abroad.
All international passengers with no onward connection will have to undergo seven days of institutional quarantine at their own cost, followed by one-week of home quarantine.
Passengers arriving at Delhi International Airport will also be asked to “sign an undertaking that they accept this obligation, which will be retained by the overseas mission/embassy before the booking is confirmed.”
For those planning to stay on in Delhi NCR will be subject to mandatory health screening which includes a primary (thermal temperature) screening by airport health officials followed by a secondary screening at the Delhi Government post. After this, the individual will be allowed to proceed at the approved quarantine location.
Passenger checking and screening by health authorities from respective states at designated areas inside the airport will also be carried out.
The guidelines said, “The state health officials from Uttar Pradesh, Punjab, Haryana, Rajasthan and Uttarakhand are positioned at the separate triage facilities created at meeters and greeters’ area, and passengers belonging to these states should report directly at the respective state posts.
“Passengers upon arriving at the first airport of disembarkation in India is advised to be quarantined at the city of arrival.”
Pregnant women; people who have suffered death in the family; those suffering from serious illness and parents of children below ten years are a few categories of travellers exempted from the new protocols. An undertaking form is required to be filled by these passengers and sent across via email on [email protected].
Meanwhile, if anyone is travelling under Vande Bharat Mission, the airport said that they may only take a connecting domestic flight linked under the repatriation service. It said, “Passengers who are planning to board onward domestic flights will have to obtain an authorised exemption certificate if they are coming through non-Vande Bharat international flights.”