Delhi Airport: 25 International Passengers Deboarded After Found Positive For Covid-19

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Around 25 international travelers have been deboarded at Delhi airport on Monday after testing positive for the coronavirus.

As per the report of ANI, most of those passengers were scheduled to travel from Delhi to Dubai by SpiceJet Airlines.

A SpiceJet official told news agencies that “A total of Thirteen passengers have been de-boarded on Monday as they tested positive for Covid-19.”

Apart from SpiceJet, many passengers with other carriers have also been de-boarded after the reports of the concerned passengers came positive.

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It is worth mentioning that, all passengers to Dubai are required to have the COVID-19 RT PCR report includes a QR code linked to the original report for verification purposes.

  • A valid negative COVID-19 PCR test certificate with a QR code for a test conducted within 48 hours. The validity should be calculated from the time the sample was collected, prior to departure from an approved health facility.
  • A rapid COVID-19 PCR test report with a QR code for a test conducted at the departure airport within six hours of departure.

Covid-19 Testing Requirements For Dubai

Apart from the above-mentioned testing’s the Dubai International Airport has announced that it will now start random PCR tests on passengers arriving on international flights from a few countries.

Recently, Dubai has also updated its travel requirements and announced new Covid-19 testing rules for travelers arriving from 12 countries, including India and the United Kingdom (UK).

Coronavirus Surge In India

It must be noted that India has been reporting a surge of COVID-19 cases.

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As per the data shared by the Health Ministry of India, the country has reported over 1.79 lakh COVID-19 cases on Monday with the daily positivity rate surpassing 13 percent.

The active caseload currently stands at 7,23,619. The case tally of Omicron in the country has exceeded the 4,000-mark.


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