The Home Office has issued new guidelines for international air passengers coming to India. The new guidelines replace the one released on May 24, Air India tweeted. The new guidelines are applicable from August 8.
Aviation regulator DGCA has extended the ban on scheduled international flights to and from the country until August 31. Previously, overseas flights were suspended until July 31.
This restriction does not apply to international all-cargo operations and to flights specifically approved by the General Directorate of Civil Aviation.
Some of the points of the new guidelines for international arrivals are:
- All travelers must submit a self-declaration form on the newdelhiairport website at least 72 hours prior to travel.
- They are expected to commit on the website to undergo mandatory quarantine for 14 days, or 7 days of institutional quarantine paid at their own expense, followed by 7 days of home isolation with self-monitoring.
- Travelers can also request an exemption from institutional quarantine by submitting a negative RT-PCR test report on arrival.
The Home Office note also said states can develop their own quarantine and isolation protocol based on their assessment after passengers arrive.
Meanwhile, the center donated a mass fever screening system to Hyderabad International Airport with the aim of improving the efficiency of the screening process.
New guidelines replace the guidelines published on the subject as of May 24, 2020. pic.twitter.com/8wHke9sPBA
– Air India (@airindiain) Aug 2, 2020
“The new thermal scanner is capable of scanning, detecting and tracking febrile people with high skin temperature. The system automatically adjusts and adapts to the surrounding ambient temperature without any human intervention,” the airport said in a statement. press release, ANI news agency reported.
With its intuitive user interface and two screens featuring a daylight camera and an infrared camera, the scanner allows easy identification of passengers at elevated temperatures while simplifying operations and minimizing handling.