To contain the rapid surge in coronavirus cases, several states in India have decided to strictly enforce the COVID-19 protocols. Port Blair, Sikkim, Goa, Patna, and Imphal have implemented new Standard Operating Procedures for the travellers arriving at the airport.
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Here are the updates:
>Veer Savarkar International Airport, Port Blair
It has been ordered by the government of Andaman that a compulsory Rapid Antigen Test (RAT) will be conducted free of cost on all arriving passengers at the Veer Savarkar International Airport, Port Blair. It will come into effect by today, i.e., April 16. This will be in addition to the negative RT-PCR report to be carried by all the passengers.
See the official tweet here:
Compulsory RAT ( Rapid Antigen Test) shall be conducted on All incoming PAX at VSI Airport w.e.f. 16.04.21 in addition to mandatory RTPCR -ve report to be Carried by all PAX already in force. @MoCA_GoI @DGCAIndia @AAI_Official @aaireder @ca_aniadmn @DcSouthandaman @DDK_Portblair pic.twitter.com/5aN2AgNncD
— APD PORTBLAIR (@aaipblairport) April 14, 2021
>Dabolim International Airport, Goa
For the convenience of passengers arriving in Goa, the state government has issued certain protocols that need to be followed.
>For domestic passengers, thermal screening upon arrival is mandatory. No negative COVID report or quarantine is required.
>All international passengers carrying a negative COVID report (not older than 72 hrs) are required to proceed for 14 days of home quarantine. Passengers who are not carrying negative RT-PCR reports have to undergo the Rapid Antigen Test. If the report comes negative, they have to home quarantine for 14 days otherwise they will be sent to the COVID Care Centre.
See the order here:
For the convenience of passengers arriving to Goa, the covid protocols under implementation as of now by Govt. of Goa are appended below for ready reference regarding Domestic and International passengers @AAI_Official @MoCA_GoI @aairedwr @PIB_India @PIB_Panaji pic.twitter.com/27IF3uq3js
— Goa Airport (@aaigoaairport) April 14, 2021
>Jayprakash Narayan International Airport, Patna
Passengers arriving from Maharashtra, Punjab, and Kerala to Patna will be allowed to travel only with the negative RT-PCR report (not older than 72 hours). Without the report, the concerned airline will not allow the passengers to board the flight. Passengers have to undergo a 10-day home quarantine after the journey.
See the tweet here:
महाराष्ट्र, पंजाब,केरल से पटना आने वाले यात्रियों को 72घंटे पूर्व तक के RTPCR नेगेटिव रिपोर्ट के साथ ही यात्रा की अनुमति होगी।बिना रिपोर्ट, संबंधित एयरलाइन यात्रा की अनुमति नहीं देगी।यात्रा समाप्ति के बाद 10 दिन का होम क्वारंटाइन होगा @AAI_Official @HardeepSPuri pic.twitter.com/0PSgXj4HwJ
— Patna Airport (@aaipatairport) April 14, 2021
>Bir Tikendrajit International Airport, Imphal
The government of Manipur has issued new rules for the passengers entering the state by any mode of transport. As per the guidelines, all the passengers need to carry a negative RT-PCR report taken within 72 hours from arrival in Manipur. The order shall become active from April 18, 2021.
See the official order here:
Revised #CovidGuidelines for all passengers arriving at #AAI Imphal Airport
All passengers needs mandatory production of negative RT-PCR/TruNat/CB-NAAT Covid-19 Test report taken within 72 Hrs. from arrival in Manipur w.e.f. 18th April 2021.@aairedner @AAI_Official pic.twitter.com/653CnWVC02
— AAI IMPHAL AIRPORT (@ImphalAPD) April 16, 2021
>Pakyong Airport, Sikkim
According to the order issued by the government of Sikkim, all the tourists must have a negative RT-PCR report. In case of exceeding 72 hours from arrival in Sikkim, passengers will have to undergo a Rapid Antigen Test.
Attention Please !!
Passengers travelling to Sikkim may kindly note the Order issued by the Chief Secretary, Govt of Sikkim towards “Measures for Containment of COVID 19 “. Regards. pic.twitter.com/daqzTHuvQL
— AAI Pakyong Airport, Sikim (@aaipkyairport) April 14, 2021
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