Passengers arriving from the middle east and European countries will be subjected to mandatory institutional quarantine, Mumbai airport said in an official statement.
“Any passenger identified as being symptomatic on arrival will be transferred to designated Covid facility for further evaluation. Passengers arriving from these regions will be transported by state officials to nearby hotels of their preference to undergo institutional quarantine for seven days at their own cost,” it added.
The new protocol is in accordance with the latest directive issued by the Government of India and the state government.
As per the latest guidelines, passengers will have to undergo the RT-PCR test during the fifth-seventh day of the institutional quarantine at the hotel at their own cost, instead of undergoing a test at the airport.
Those with negative test results will be discharged to observe seven-day home quarantine.
Passengers with a positive report will continue to quarantine at the same hotel or will be directed to a state-designated Covid-19 facility for 14 days.
With regard to the Maharashtra night curfew from 2300 hours to 0600 hours that is applicable until January 5, all operations at Mumbai airport will continue as per schedule.
Passengers travelling to and from the airport during the specified hours will be allowed to proceed onwards as cab services and public transportation will remain operational at all times.
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