Bearing in mind the rising new COVID-19 cases and the emergence of new strain, the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare implements new international air travel guidelines.
Formulating New Guidelines for International Air Travel
Recently the spike in coronavirus cases has spiked the government’s interest. Thereby, to reduce the risk of coronavirus spread again, the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare released a set of guidelines. Accordingly, the said guidelines apply to all travellers, tweeted Union Ministry of Civil Aviation. Predominantly, the new set of rules is to avoid importing the mutant SARS-CoV-2 strains into the country. Subsequently, the rule applies to all flights from the UK, Europe, and the Middle east.
The New Guidelines for International Travel
In the wake of new mutant strains, the Indian government is taking measures to avoid the spread. So, here are the new rules effective from today.
- Self-declaration for Coronavirus on the Air Suvidha portal is a must for all travellers.
- COVID-19 negative report submission on www.newdelhiairport.in is mandatory.
- Note that the test must be conducted within 72 hours before travel.
- Travellers will be allowed to board the flight only after thermal screening.
- The travellers from the UK, Brazil, and South Africa will be separated in-flight.
- Upon arrival, the passengers will take up molecular tests for COVID-19.
In all, India has managed to survive the first wave of the pandemic. Even though the fight is not complete, the country is surging forward while defending COVID-19. Accordingly, the new mutant strain is an emerging threat that could cripple the nation. Thus, the Indian government is implementing the said air travel guidelines to dodge the danger.