Covid-19: As many as 700 passengers from the United Kingdom, who landed at Indira Gandhi International Airport in Delhi on Monday, were quarantined for 10 days after getting their RT-PCR test done at the airport.
It comes following the Indian Government's fresh visa conditions under 'reciprocal measures' for UK nationals.
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A senior government official confirmed that a total of three flights from the UK arrived at the Delhi airport till Monday afternoon that carried around 700 passengers, including UK nationals. As per the new rules, all passengers have to undergo a compulsory RT-PCR test followed by a 10-days quarantine at home or the destination address.
"A team of the Delhi government is deployed at the airport to carry out the process. They are completing the formalities like getting the address of the passenger where he/she will be staying during their arrival in Delhi. Another team will be checking if the person is adhering to the quarantine rules or not," said the official.
He added that all preparations were done to avoid any inconvenience to the passengers, especially to UK citizens.
As per the new rules, all UK nationals flying into the country will have to undertake an RT-PCR test 72 hours prior to their departure, irrespective of their vaccination status. They will also be required to take a Covid-19 test on arrival and 10 days of quarantine period after landing.
India has already withdrawn the e-visas facility to the UK and Canadian nationals. They have to apply for a regular stamp visa to visit India. The steps were taken after these countries have posed restrictions on the entry of Indian nationals.