A 14-day home isolation is mandatory for all domestic flight passengers arriving in Mumbai, as per the governing civic body of Mumbai, Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation’s (BMC) latest announcement.

All travellers will be stamped on their left hand for identification, upon arrival in Maharashtra. They shall self-monitor their health during the 14-day home quarantine.

Local district/municipal administration will be authorised to give exemption in home isolation for contributing to an office or for other essential work after checking passengers.

Government officials who wish to seek exemption from home quarantine need to take prior approval.

“Some instances have come to the notice that some government officials after landing in Mumbai show their government ID card and secure exemption. By this order, it is clarified that any exemption request for any government servant for contributing an office has to be made in writing to [email protected] at least two working days before landing, stating full details of the work, elaborating the importance of the work and also justifying their request for home quarantine exemption,” reads an official order by BMC.

BMC tweeted: