RT-PCR Test, Quarantine: Mumbai Airport Lists New Omicorm Travel Rules

Children under 5 years of age are exempted from both pre-arrival and post-arrival testing unless found symptomatic.

RT-PCR Test, Quarantine: Mumbai Airport Lists New Omicorm Travel Rules
New Delhi: Segregation of arriving passengers from high-risk countries, compulsorily RT-PCR test for others, and 14 day home quarantine are among the measures taken by the Mumbai airport amid concerns over the Omicron strain.

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  1. Passengers arriving from 'at risk' countries will have to undergo mandatory seven-day institutional quarantine, during which time they must take three RT-PCR tests - on the second, fourth and seventh days after arrival.

  2. Those arriving from any other countries will have to compulsorily undergo RT-PCR test on arrival and on being found negative will have to undergo 14 days of home quarantine. If found positive they will be shifted to the hospital.

  3. Passengers planning to travel to or through India must submit on the Air Suvidha online portal a self-declaration form with their travel details of the past 14 days, a copy of their passport, a negative RT-PCR report no older than 72 hours before their journey, and a declaration of authenticity of the test report.

  4. Children under 5 years of age are exempted from both pre-arrival and post-arrival testing unless found symptomatic for COVID-19 on arrival or during the home quarantine period.

  5. In case of domestic air travel, passenger travelling within Maharashtra will either need to be fully vaccinated or compulsorily carry a negative RT-PCR test within 48 hours of the time of arrival.



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