UAE-India travel: No quarantine if passengers test negative on arrival

UAE-India travel: No quarantine if passengers test negative on arrival

UAE-India travel: No quarantine if passengers test negative on arrival, unless told by state

Dubai: Passengers whose journey to India originates from the UAE will not have to quarantine themselves if they test negative for COVID-19 on arrival from February 23, unless specified otherwise by the state government concerned, senior Indian officials have confirmed to Gulf News.

All international passengers whose flights originate from the Middle East must undergo self-paid molecular tests at the airport of their arrival from 12am onwards on February 23. This is according to the new COVID-19 travel protocol issued by India. This new protocol is applicable to all the passengers, including children of all ages, in addition to the negative RT-PCR test report issued within 72 hours of their departure and posted on the Air Suvidha portal. They are also required to carry the report of the pre-departure test.

On Monday, officials in the Indian Ministry of Civil Aviation confirmed to Gulf News that the molecular confirmatory test is RT-PCR test, and passengers whose journey originates in the Middle East will not have to be quarantined if they test negative on arrival.

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