Making arrangements for Indian nationals who will land in India, authorities of the international airports of Mumbai and Delhi decided to relax the norms for checking COVID-19 in passengers arriving from Ukraine.
The news: Amid the ongoing crisis in Ukraine, India has started special flights, including Air India, to bring back Indian nationals safely.
- 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 who are unvaccinated and do not possess COVID-19 negative report will be exempted from uploading documents on Air Suvidha before departure on humanitarian grounds, and can enter the airport.