Flying to Mumbai? Here are quarantine rules for domestic passengers

Akshay Badwe
Friday, 7 August 2020

Amid the COVID-19 outbreak, 14-day home isolation for all domestic passengers arriving in Mumbai is a compulsory

Mumbai: The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has made clear that due to the COVID-19 crisis, all domestic passengers arriving in Mumbai must go under 14-day home isolation. The BMC made home isolation compulsory.

Only government officials want an exemption must pen to the Corporation two working days before arriving in the city, the administration further mentioned. BMC in an order said, ““A 14 day home isolation for all domestic passengers arriving in Mumbai is a compulsory precaution against coronavirus. Government officials desiring an exemption must write to two working days prior to arrival, with work details.”

The order further reads, “Some instances have come to the notice that some government officials after landing in Mumbai show their government ID card and secure exemption. For exemption, it has to be made in writing to at least two working days before landing stating full details of the work and also justifying their request for home quarantine exemption.”

The state government had declared Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) for passengers of domestic flights when services resumed after a gap of two months in the wake lockdown imposed due to the novel coronavirus spread.

The guidelines state that all passengers will be stamped and 14-day home isolation is mandatory. Also, the passenger must install and use health tracking app Aarogya Setu and the travellers should not be from containment zones. The state government selected the additional municipal commissioners in the state as the nodal officers for the drive of enforcing the SOPs and said every arriving traveller will be required to declare after arrival that he/she has not been affected by the contagion, neither shown any symptoms of the infection nor resided in any containment zone.

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