Mumbai: RT-PCR for arriving global passengers

In keeping with the state govt’s August 28 notification, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Company (BMC) on Wednesday made Covid RT-PCR check necessary for global passengers arriving on the Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Global Airport from September 3.

Travellers from the United Kingdom, Europe, Center East, South Africa, Brazil, Bangladesh, Botswana, China, Mauritius, New Zealand, and Zimbabwe will want to adopt the check, value of which can be borne through passengers themselves. This comes within the wake of the invention of a brand new pressure/variants of coronavirus being came upon in South Africa, amongst different international locations.

For efficient implementation of the brand new pointers, considered necessary preparations for checks and registration have already been made on the airport through the operator at fastened charges (Rs 600). The trying out capability has additionally been augmented to 600 passengers according to hour, the BMC mentioned.

A civic authentic mentioned, “The similar rule is acceptable for global passengers arriving in Maharashtra. Even supposing passengers can have taken each doses of vaccine towards Covid-19, the unfavourable record of RT-PCR is necessary.”

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Printed on: Thursday, September 02, 2021, 12:15 AM IST

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