The Govt of NCT of Delhi mandated additional measures in its latest guidelines for passengers arriving from UK.
“All travellers coming from United Kingdom (UK) to India from 08.01.21 would be mandatorily subjected to self paid RTPCR tests on arrival at the airport.
Those who are found positive will be isolated in institutional facility in separate (isolation) unit as per existing laid down protocol.
Those who are found negative shall be kept in compulsory institutional quarantine for period of 7 days followed by 7 days of home quarantine.”
Air India had reached out to passengers of the London-Delhi flight, before the flight took off from Heathrow Airport at 2139 hrs last night.
Around 20 passengers opted to cancel their flight on being informed by Air India London team of this advisory. The announcement was repeated during the flight as well.
Air India had mobilised all available resources to expedite the RT PCR tests for passengers of this flight arriving from London and extend every possible support to facilitate them.
During the entire course of the ongoing epic Vande Bharat Mission to fly passengers home, Air India has been pulling out all stops to ensure passenger safety and convenience, while at the same time adhering to all the regulatory protocols for flights.