Owing to the surge in cases of new fast-spreading Covid-19 variant, Omicron; the Ministry of Civil Aviation (MoCA) has issued fresh guidelines for air passengers travelling to Delhi.
The Ministry stated on Twitter, “Attention Travellers! Travelling to Delhi? Take a look at the latest State-wise Quarantine Guidelines. Take all the necessary measures and be a #COVID_Hero #TravelSafeTravelMindfully.”
Below are the rules that domestic or international air travellers, will be required to follow upon landing at the Indira Gandhi International Airport in Delhi:
- Due to the rise in COVID cases, random sample collection of flyers will be done for passengers arriving from states witnessing a surge in cases.
- Passengers will be allowed to exit after their sample is collected.
- All passengers will have to undergo thermal screening post-arrival.
- If anybody is travelling on a connecting flight and is not leaving the airport, they will have to refer to guidelines of the respective arrival states.
Quarantine rules in Delhi
- Passengers who test positive for the virus, will have to quarantine for 10 days at home or a COVID Care Centre (CCC)/Community Health Centre (CHC)/hospital.
- International travellers will be required to submit a self-declaration form on Air Suvidha Portal before scheduled travel.
- Passengers transiting or originating from at-risk countries will be informed by the airlines to undergo post-arrival testing, quarantine if tested negative, and stringent isolation.
- All international passengers will have to submit samples post-arrival which will be self-paid. If tested negative, they will have to undergo mandatory 7-day quarantine, and then undergo tests again on the 8th day. If they test negative again, they will self-monitor for another 7 days.
International passengers coming from non-risk countries in India will be allowed to leave the airport. However, they will have to self-monitor their health for 14 days.