The Ministry of Civil Aviation (MoCA) has announced new guidelines for air passengers traveling to Delhi. This decision comes following the increase in the number of daily infections of Coronavirus, including its new variant, Omicron.
The ministry took to Twitter and said, “Attention travelers! Traveling to Delhi? Take a look at the latest quarantine guidelines by state. Take all necessary measures and be a #COVID_Hero #TravelSafeTravelMindfully.
Notice to travellers!
Traveling to Delhi?
Take a look at the latest quarantine guidelines by state. Take all necessary measures and be a #COVID_Hero #TravelSafeTravelMindfully pic.twitter.com/ApHYrRFeuX
— MoCA_GoI (@MoCA_GoI) December 23, 2021
Here are the rules that air travellers, from overseas or domestic, will be required to follow when landing at Delhi’s Indira Gandhi International Airport:
- Due to the increase in COVID cases, a random flyer sample collection will be conducted for passengers arriving from states witnessing an increase in cases.
- Passengers will be allowed to exit after their sample has been collected.
- All passengers will be required to undergo thermal screening after arrival.
- If someone is traveling on a connecting flight and does not leave the airport, they will need to refer to the guidelines of the respective states of arrival.
Quarantine rules in Delhi
- Passengers who test positive for the virus will need to quarantine for 10 days at home or at a COVID Care Center (CCC)/Community Health Center (CHC)/Hospital.
- International travelers will be required to submit a self-declaration form on Suvidha Air Portal before the planned trip.
- Passengers in transit or from at-risk countries will be advised by airlines to undergo testing after arrival, quarantine if the test is negative and strict isolation.
- All international passengers will be required to submit samples after arrival which will be self-paid. If they test negative, they will have to undergo a mandatory 7-day quarantine and then undergo testing again on the 8th day. If they test negative again, they will self-monitor for another 7 days.
- International passengers coming from Indian countries without risk will be allowed to leave the airport. However, they will have to self-monitor their health for 14 days.