Testing at airports across India has been made mandatory for travelers coming from dozens of at-risk nations including those where the new strain has been found. Here are more details on this.
Context Why does this story matter?
The rules are crucial for those arriving from countries labeled at-risk by the Indian government and may affect travel plans for many. Even though India has not reported a case of Omicron , officials and the public are concerned about it. The strain is said to be the most heavily mutated version of the coronavirus so far.
Details 500 tests to be done in an hour
RT-PCR test reports for COVID-19 will take between four to six hours to be released, sources told NDTV . The company handling testing for the Delhi airport can process up to 500 tests per hour and efforts are underway to ramp up the capacity. Delhi airport authorities have made various preparations including placing chairs with social distancing norms in mind at waiting areas.
Rules What are the rules for international passengers?
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