Delhi Airport: No Institutional Quarantine For UK Returnees Who Test Negative For Covid-19

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The Government of Delhi on Saturday in an order said that passengers who arriving from the UK with a negative Covid-19 test report will not require to undergo mandatory institutional quarantine at Delhi Airport.

Also, as mandated by the Ministry of Health, passengers who arriving in Delhi and test negative after the RT-PCR test will now have to be home quarantined only for 14 days.

The Delhi government in its order said that “The situation has now been reviewed and considering a low positive rate of UK returnees, it has been decided that the aforesaid additional measure of compulsory institutional quarantine of travelers tested negative may not be required furthermore.”

Delhi Govt Order On Institutional Quarantine

What Was The Quarantine Rules Before

Earlier, all passengers arriving from the UK, who test positive will be isolated in an isolation facility. Negative ones will be taken to a quarantine facility for 7 days followed by 7 days of home quarantine.

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“To protect Delhiites from exposure to the virus from the UK, Delhi government takes important decisions. All those arriving from the UK, who test positive will be isolated in an isolation facility. Negative ones will be taken to a quarantine facility for seven days followed by 7 days home quarantine,” Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal had said earlier this month.

Guidelines For All UK Passengers

All the passengers traveling between Delhi and the UK will have to undergo an RT-PCR test both in the UK & India.

Passengers will need to upload a Negative RT-PCR test report via self-reporting form on the Air Suvidha Portal on www.newdelhiairport.in before boarding the flight from the UK.

And the RT-PCR test must be conducted within 72 hours before undertaking the journey.

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RT-PCR Test Cost At Delhi Airport

The cost of the test & lounge at the Delhi Airport is Rs. 3400/-per person and shall be incurred by the passenger. Waiting time for the test results at T3 may take up to 10 hours.

Delhi International Airport Ltd (DIAL) has been working closely with Genestrings Diagnostic Lab since the Department of Civil Aviation decided to begin regulated resumption of limited flights from the UK to India from January 8-30, 2021.


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