Mumbai Travel Guidelines: The new Covid-19 variant Omicron has taken India in its grip. Mumbai’s Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport (CSMIA) is the latest to release new travel guidelines to check the spread of new variant.
The following are the guidelines – :
- The authorities at Mumbai’s Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport (CSMIA) have bolstered testing facilities
- 100 registration counters have been set up and 60 sampling booths to handle the Covid-19 testing requirements.
- 100 Rapid PCR machines have also been arranged.
- The rate for Rapid PCR tests has declined from Rs 4,500 to Rs 3,900 to encourage passengers to take tests and ensure their safety.
- Passengers coming from countries like United Kingdom, South Africa, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Brazil, China, Mauritius, New Zealand, Singapore, Hong Kong and Israel are deboarded on priority and made to undergo mandatory RT-PCR test on arrival.
- They will be made to wait for their test results before leaving or taking a connecting flight. If the test is positive, the passenger will be made to shift to a designated isolation facility or hospital by the airport authorities.
- Passengers who arrive from South Africa, Botswana and Zimbabwe and those who have visited any of these three countries in the last 15 days before arrival in Maharashtra must undergo mandatory institutional quarantine for seven days after giving their RT-PCR test at CSMIA.
- Travellers arriving in Mumbai should have got both doses of vaccinate. They must carry a negative RT-PCR test report cwhich has been carried out within 72 hours before boarding for Mumbai.
- Children who are under five years of age do not have to go through pre – and post – arrival testing. If found symptomatic for Covid-19 on arrival or during home quarantine period, they will be tested and treated as per laid down protocols, as per a report.