Mumbai airport makes COVID-19 testing mandatory for passengers

November 28, 2020 0 By FM

Mumbai’s Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport (CSMIA) has recently set up a dedicated COVID-19 testing zone inside the airport for domestic passengers without COVID negative certificates arriving from Delhi, Goa, Gujarat and Rajasthan.

As per the state government rules, the passengers would need to undergo the RT-PCR test upon arrival at the airport before entering the city. They will be directed to the test zone located near the baggage carousel before exiting the airport, Mumbai International Airport Ltd (MIAL) said in a statement. The passengers transiting via the Mumbai airport need not produce the test results.

“In keeping with the latest edict from the state of Maharashtra, passengers arriving at CSMIA from Delhi, Goa, Gujarat and Rajasthan are required to provide proof of a negative RT-PCR test prior to boarding their flight or undertake the test upon arrival at Mumbai,” it said.

“Since the implementation of the new directive on 25th November 2020, CSMIA has tested over 200 passengers who have arrived from these earmarked regions, of which none have tested positive for COVID-19,” the statement added.

The state government also announced to exempt armed forces personnel and their families from undergoing the mandatory RT-PCR test as the Indian Army informed that they follow stringent COVID-19 protocols for all individuals arriving at their respective military station/unit.