Maharashtra: RT-PCR testing to ramp up; mandatory 7-day quarantine for travellers from ‘at-risk’ nations
According to Mint, amid rising concerns regrading new COVID-19 variant Omicron, Maharashtra government on Tuesday issued stringent guidelines for air travel for both international and domestic travellers. Apart from increasing testing, the state government said all international passengers arriving from “at-risk” countries will have to undergo a mandatory seven-day institutional quarantine.
On Tuesday, the Maharashtra government in a statement said, “The restrictions imposed by the Government of India guidelines dated November 28, 2021 as well as future restrictions if any, shall act as minimum restrictions to be imposed.”
Meanwhile, Mumbai’s Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport (CSMIA) will be intensifying testing for international travellers from today. Further, the airport on Tuesday said in a statement that passengers arriving from ‘high-risk’ nations will be segregated from those from low-risk countries. This comes after Maharashtra government yesterday issued stringent guidelines for air travel.