Covid Live News Updates: Maharashtra issues new guidelines for air travel in view of COVID-19 variant Omicron

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Economic Times | 01 Dec, 2021 | 07.36AM IST

Maharashtra imposes 7-day institutional quarantine for passengers from ‘at-risk’ countries. A large sitting area for the passengers awaiting their RT-PCR results has been be activated with Amenities like washrooms, Food and Beverage. Passengers who haven’t done pre-booking of RT-PCR test online, QR codes displayed at various locations in arrival corridor. Physical forms for RT-PCR registration also made available to passengers on board with help of airlines which they can fill before disembarking from flight.

  • Arriving passengers from high-risk countries, will be segregated from passengers arriving from low-risk countries.
  • Adequate RT-PCR testing facility in international arrivals in form of 48 registration counters & 40 sampling booths .
  • 3 laboratories for RT-PCR testing in international arrivals
  • In addition to normal RT-PCR, 30 Rapid PCR machines, are available for the passengers having connecting onward flights with short connecting time. This facility will be upscaled further if required.
  • Passengers who have not done their pre booking of RT-PCR test online, QR codes have been displayed at various locations in the arrival corridor. Physical forms for RT-PCR registration are also made available to passengers on board with help of airlines which they can fill before disembarking from flight & thus avoid queuing for the registration on arrival.
  • A large sitting area for the passengers awaiting their RT-PCR results has been activated with Amenities like washrooms, F&B .
  • CSMIA has also sensitised relevant stakeholders on the new guidelines & the added facilities for passengers convenience.

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