With the rise in Omicron cases in the country, the civil aviation ministry has issued a new set of guidelines for travellers flying to Delhi.
In the wake of a fresh surge in daily COVID-19 cases, including those due to the Omicron variant, the Ministry of Civil Aviation has issued some new travel and quarantine guidelines for air travellers visiting Delhi. Owning Aarogya Setu app (for domestic passengers) and thermal screening upon entrance at the airport in the capital are mandatory. Other than that, here are the latest travel guidelines that air travellers flying in from both domestic as well as international destinations, are required to follow upon landing at the Indira Gandhi International Airport:
- Random sample collection will be done for passengers arriving from states where there has been a spurt in number for COVID-19 cases. Passengers will be allowed to exit after sample collection.
- If someone is travelling on a connecting flight and not leaving the airport in transit station, then refer to the detailed guidelines of the respective final destination.
- Passengers who are found positive will be quarantined at home or COVID Care Centres/COVID Health Centres/ hospitals for 10 days.
- International travellers must submit a self-declaration form on the online Air Suvidha Portal before the scheduled travel.
- The foreign travellers need to upload a negative report for COVID-19 RT-PCR test, conducted within 72 hours before departure time.
- Airlines must inform passengers travelling or transiting from at-risk countries that they will undergo post-arrival testing. If tested negative, they will undergo mandatory seven-day quarantine and be re-tested on the eighth day. If tested negative again, then they will self-monitor for another seven days.
- International passengers coming from non-at-risk countries in India will be allowed to leave the airport and shall self-monitor their health for 14 days.
India has crossed the 600+ mark in Omicron cases so far, of which, Delhi accounts for 142 cases.