Omicron scare: Aviation Minister takes stock of preparedness at airports, issues action plan

By Jasleen Kaur -- December 07, 2021 6:36 pm -- Updated:December 07, 2021 6:41 pm

Omicron scare: With the number of passengers arriving in India increasing, Civil Aviation Minister Jyotiraditya Scindia on Tuesday said he had taken stock of preparedness, Covid-19 testing capacities and situation on the ground with regard to crowd management at all airports and issued an action plan.

"Took stock of the preparedness, testing capacities, and the situation on the ground with regard to crowd management at both private and AAI airports. Have put an action plan with eight compliances on immigration queues, expanding RT-PCR service providers...", Scindia tweeted.

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He further said, "...ramping up help desks & forex counters, along with seamless floor management. Rest assured, @MoCA_GoI is monitoring the situation on a daily basis & passengers shall not face any inconvenience at airports."

The Union Health Ministry issued a revised set of guidelines from December 1, amid concerns over the Omicron variant of Covid-19.

According to the guidelines, all travellers, irrespective of Covid-19 vaccination status, arriving in India from countries identified as 'countries at-risk' would have to mandatorily undergo post-arrival Covid-19 testing at airport on arrival.

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