Today, we bring you big new updates from two of India’s busiest airports, Mumbai’s Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport (CSMIA) and Delhi’s Indira Gandhi International Airport (IGIA).
While the update on CSMIA is regarding a new relaxation in entry rules for vaccinated travellers, the update on IGIA is regarding a change in terminal from July-end for certain flights.
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Here are the details:
Mumbai Airport removes requirement of RT-PCR report for vaccinated arrivals
As per a new order by the Government of Maharashtra, travellers who have received both doses of the vaccine, and are travelling after at least 15 days have passed since they got the second dose, do not require to bring an RT-PCR report on their arrival into the state.
However, they must carry the final vaccination certificate issued through the CoWIN portal.
The exemption applies to both international and domestic passengers.
The Mumbai Airport confirmed the same while replying to a passenger on Twitter:
(2/2) The second dose of vaccination should have been taken atleast 15 days prior to your arrival. In Gratitude, Team CSMIA.
— CSMIA (@CSMIA_Official) July 16, 2021
Along with this, the official order also states that the validity of the RT-PCR report for all other travellers has been extended from 48 hours to 72 hours.
Please note: The new rules have been announced for the entire state, but we’d still advise you to check and reconfirm it with your respective airlines before flying anywhere in Maharashtra in order to avoid any last-minute hassles.
Delhi Airport’s Terminal 2 to recommence operations from July-end
Delhi Airport’s Terminal 2 is once again set to resume operations, as budget carrier IndiGo Airlines has announced that it will be shifting a certain number of flights to the currently-shut terminal by July-end.
As per the airline, IndiGo flight numbers 6E2000 – 6E2999 will arrive and depart from terminal 2 of the Delhi Airport, starting from July 22, 2021.
Flying to #Delhi anytime soon? This terminal information is for you to keep in mind before leaving for the airport. https://t.co/swMmc39ag5 #LetsIndiGo #Aviation #TerminalChange pic.twitter.com/6GA1Ah52Jy
— IndiGo (@IndiGo6E) July 15, 2021
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