The Air India special flight which was sent to Bucharest to bring Indians home has taken off from Romania.
The news: The External Affairs Minister said, “We are making progress. Our teams are working on the ground 24 hours a day. I am personally monitoring. This plane took off from Mumbai early today. This plane is said to reach India between 3 p.m. and 4 p.m. today.”
- Dr Jaishankar further added that “the first flight to Mumbai with 219 Indian nationals has taken off from Romania.to Mumbai with 219 Indian nationals has taken off from Romania”.
- Making arrangement for the Indian nationals who will land in India the authorities of the international airport of Mumbai and Delhi decided to relax the norms for checking of Covid-19 norms for the passengers arriving from Ukraine.
- According to the authorities of the Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport (CSMIA), Mumbai, the airport has blocked a special corridor for Indians arriving from Ukraine later today.
- “In light of the current crisis in Ukraine, CSMIA is extending full support to the evacuation of the stranded Indian students who are arriving in Mumbai today by Al1944 at ETA 20:00 hours,” stated the CSMIA spokesperson.
- The passengers will have to produce either a Covid-19 vaccination certificate/negative RT-PCR report on arrival.
- However, in case any passenger is not able to show any of the documents at the time of arrival, they will have to undergo RT-PCR testing at the airport, where the cost would be borne by the airport.
- These passengers would be able to leave the airport, post-testing negative. If any passenger is tested positive, they shall be clinically managed as per the protocols laid down by the Government.
- Meanwhile, Delhi Airport authorities has announced an updated travel advisory wherein Indian nationals not vaccinated & neither possessing COVID-19 negative report will be exempted from uploading documents on Air Suvidha before departure on humanitarian grounds can enter the airport.