Testing covers passengers from China, Japan, South Korea, Hong Kong and Thailand
Given the recent increase in the number cases of COVID-19 worldwide, the Indian Ministry of Health also announced that all passengers arriving from China, Japan, South Korea, Hong Kong and Thailand are now required to undergo an RT-PCR test upon arrival.
If any passenger arriving from any of these countries tests positive for COVID-19 or develops symptoms, they will be quarantined immediately.
For passengers arriving from of the above countries, you will also need to complete the Air Suvidha form and report your current health condition.
India has now reported 201 new infections, totaling 3,397 active cases in the country (Saturday). Studies have also shown that the number of active cases of COVID-19 in the country has increased by 17 in 24 hours.
The center and various state governments are reminding people that while there is no need to panic, caution is advised and take care of yourself.
So far, random testing of international passengers has begun at Delhi and Hyderabad airports, and COVID-19 testing booths have been set up outside of Chennai International Airport. With the surge in COVID-19 cases in China, Indian authorities have implemented strict surveillance measures, especially at international airports across India.