New Covid strain: Coronavirus tests must for UK travellers to India – NewsDecember 21, 2020
All passengers arriving in India on all international transit flights from the UK must undergo mandatory RT PCR tests on arrival.
Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan announced the update in keeping with the Government of India’s decision on Monday to suspend all flights from UK to India from December 23 till December 31.
The tests apply to passengers arriving from the UK in all transit flights — that is, flights that have either taken off or that reach India before 11.59 pm, December 22.
In the interim, it has been decided that passengers arriving from UK on all international flights (flights in transit) should be subjected to mandatory RT PCR tests on arrival.
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“Those found positive on arrival should be sent for institutional quarantine set up by state/Union Territory governments,” said the minister.
“Those found negative should be advised to isolate at home for seven days and will be medically monitored,” he added.