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Flying amid Covid-19? Check AAI’s statewise guidelines for air passengers

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Keeping the Covid-19 pandemic in view, the Airports Authority of India has shared a detailed set of statewise guidelines for quarantine norms and regulations to be undertaken by air passengers flyers. Apart from listing out the minimum mandatory quarantine period for passengers, the guidelines also state various obligations on part of the airlines.

Passengers wearing face shields show home quarantine stamps upon their arrival in Birsa Munda Airport from Delhi amid the lockdown on May 25, 2020 in Ranchi. Representational image. © Diwakar Prasad/Hindustan Times via Getty Images Passengers wearing face shields show home quarantine stamps upon their arrival in Birsa Munda Airport from Delhi amid the lockdown on May 25, 2020 in Ranchi. Representational image.

Here’s taking a look at statewise guidelines for air pasengers under ‘Unlock 3’:

Delhi

Covid-19 test is not required for incoming passengers in Delhi. Thermal screening will be done for all passengers upon arrival. International passengers are required to go through 7 days of institutional quarantine at a government facility at no charge or paid quarantine at designated hotels, followed by 7 days of home quarantine.

For domestic passengers, 7 days of home quarantine is mandatory. Constitutional and government functionaries and their staff members are exempted from 7 days of home quarantine.

All passengers must download Aarogya Setu App.

Haryana

Covid-19 test is not required for incoming passengers. Thermal screening will be done for all passengers upon arrival and 14 days of mandatory home quarantine. All passengers must download Aarogya Setu App.

Himachal Pradesh

Covid-19 test is not required for incoming passengers. Thermal screening will be done for all passengers upon arrival. 14 days of institutional quarantine for passengers arriving from any Red Zone district outside of Himachal Pradesh or passengers having ILI (Influenza Like Illness) symptoms irrespective of the zone from where they are arriving.

14 days of home quarantine for passengers arriving from any Red Zone district outside of Himachal Pradesh and are carrying Covid-19 negative test report from ICMR authorized lab which should not be older than 48 hours from the date of departure.

Jammu & Kashmir

Covid-19 test is mandatory here for incoming passengers, except for the defense personnel. Institutional quarantine for all passengers until test results are available. If test results are positive, they will be sent to Covid-19 facility/hospital for treatment and recovery. On negative test result, mandatory home quarantine 14 days from the date of testing.

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There are certain exceptions to quarantines protocols in Jammu and Kashmir. The detailed guidelines can be accessed from ‘AAI Important Notices’ section on AAI’s website.

Madhya Pradesh

Thermal screening and health profiling shall be done upon arrival. If a passenger is found symptomatic, Covid-19 test to be performed. Institutional quarantine till test result is available. If the test result is positive, a passenger shall be sent to Covid Care Centre after which the passenger may be required to re-test followed by home quarantine. On a negative result, further quarantine is not required. No quarantine for business and corporate travellers.

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Follow the government's latest guidance on safeguarding yourself during the coronavirus pandemic, including travel advice within and outside the country. The World Health Organization has also busted some myths surrounding coronavirus. The Ministry of Health's special helpline is available at +91-11-23978046, ncov2019@gmail.com and ncov2019@gov.in.

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