Mumbai: RT-PCR Test Mandatory For All Passengers

As the threat of ‘highly transmissible’ new Omicron variant looming large, Mumbai on Wednesday made negative RT-PCR test not older than 72 hours mandatory for all domestic passengers.

Mumbai: This comes hours after the Uddhav Thackeray-led Maharashtra government mandated a compulsory 7-day institutional quarantine for passengers coming to the state from ‘at-risk’ nations. The countries (at risk updated as on November 26, 2021) from where travelers would need to follow additional measures on arrival in India include European countries, the UK, South Africa, Brazil, Bangladesh, Botswana, China, Mauritius, New Zealand, Zimbabwe, Singapore, Hong Kong and Israel.

Airport authorities have been asked to direct all domestic airlines to not board passengers for Mumbai without a negative RT-PCR test within 72 hours of departure. However, in case of emergency, testing can be allowed at the Mumbai airport upon the arrival of passengers.

List of restrictions imposed on domestic/international flyers in Maharashtra
For domestic flyers

– For domestic travel, flyers leaving Mumbai airport will either have to be fully vaccinated or mandatorily carry an RT-PCR test.

-Those arriving in Maharashtra from other Indian states will have to possess a negative RT-PCR test

-In case of exception, testing may be allowed on arrival at the airport.


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