The Mumbai civic authority has made the pre-arrival RT-PCR test mandatory for all domestic air passengers in a recent travel update. The BMC has asked all airlines to ensure that every air traveler landing in Mumbai has a negative RT-PCR test report that is not older than 72 hours.
The Government of Maharashtra has said that all international passengers will have to take a negative RT-PCR test report and a seven-day institutional quarantine for those coming from ‘at risk’ countries. Those from foreign countries will have to undergo a 14-day home quarantine.
Here are some of the guidelines for domestic and international air travel passengers visiting CSIMA.
- Domestic Air travelers should either be fully vaccinated or carry a negative RT-PCR test report not older than 48 hours.
- International passengers coming from high-risk countries will need to take the RT-PCR test on the 2nd, 4th, and 7th day of arrival. The airport authorities will screen passengers at separate counters.
- If a traveler tests positive, they will be taken to the hospital for additional seven days of isolation.
- If an international traveler lands in Mumbai for connecting flight, they should need to take an RT-PCR test at the arrival and later on can board the connecting flight.
- The institutional quarantine will be effective from December 02, 23:59 hrs, said the Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai.