New Delhi: Foreign travelers arriving at Delhi’s Indira Gandhi International Airport will no longer need to comply with the mandatory quarantine rule for seven days. The reason for this is that the new Covid-19 guidelines of the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare are coming into effect from Monday. The Delhi Disaster Management Authority (DDMA) has directed health officials and district magistrates to ensure compliance with the revised COVID-19 guidelines issued by the central government at the Indira Gandhi International Airport. It is noteworthy that on February 10, the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare had issued detailed guidelines for international passengers arriving at the airport, in which the requirement of quarantine was done away with.
Self declaration form to be filled
As per the guidelines, all passengers will have to fill a self-declaration form upon arrival at the airport. Those passengers who have symptoms of infection will be immediately isolated and sent to the hospital. If the passenger is found infected, the people who came in contact with him will be identified and treated as per protocol. As per the protocol, two per cent of the passengers arriving at the airport will be subjected to surprise checks.
[Attribution to NBT]