Covid-19: Air India Express Issues New Guidelines For Travellers Flying From UAE To India

Covid-19: Air India Express Issues New Guidelines For Travellers Flying From UAE To India

Guidelines for ensuring Covid-appropriate conduct by passengers flying from the United Arab Emirates to India were released by Air India Express on Tuesday.

The guideline states that it is preferable for all travelers to have a complete treatment of immunisations in accordance with their country’s primary immunisation schedule, which has been authorised against Covid-19. Two extra safety precautions to take when travelling are the wearing of masks and maintaining a physical distance.

“All guests should preferably be fully vaccinated as per the approved primary schedule of vaccination against COVID-19 in their country. All guests should preferably use masks and follow physical distancing on flights/travel and at all points of entry,” the official Twitter handle of Air India Express tweeted.

According to the guideline, post-arrival random testing is not required for children under the age of 12.

A child is only mandated to submit to testing and get treatment in accordance with the protocol if they are discovered to have COVID-19 symptoms upon arrival or when self-monitoring.

As part of its COVID-19 preventative measure, the Union Ministry of Civil Aviation (MoCA) on Thursday announced that it would perform at least 2% of random sampling tests on passengers coming on international aircraft entering the country.

According to a MoCA official statement, the travellers will be identified by the airline and will be allowed to exit the airport after the sample is collected. A quarantine is imposed on those who test positive for the virus, and samples taken from them are sent for genome sequencing.

Previously, the government required COVID testing for travellers arriving from China, Japan, South Korea, Hong Kong, or Thailand.


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