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Mumbai Airport issues new guidelines for international passengers

Mumbai Airport on Wednesday issued new guidelines for international passengers arriving from Middle East and Europe.

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Passengers arriving from European and the Middle East countries will be subjected to a mandatory institutional quarantine.

“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,” said Mumbai Airport in an official statement.

The new rules are in accordance with the latest directive issued by the Government of India and the state government of Maharashtra.

As per the latest guidelines, passengers will have to undergo the RT-PCR test during the 5th-7th day of the institutional quarantine at the hotel at their own cost, instead of undergoing a test at the airport.

Those who test negative will be discharged to go home to observe 7-day home quarantine. Those who test positive will continue to quarantine at the same hotel or will be sent to a state-designated Covid-19 facility for 14 days.

Operations at Mumbai Airport will continue as per schedule during the night curfew from 2300 hours to 0600 hours imposed in Maharashtra till 5th January,2021.

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