Delhi CM Urge Govt To Extend Ban On Flights From UK Till January 31

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Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Thursday has asked the Centre government to extend the temporary suspension of flights between Delhi and UK till January 31.

Kejriwal in a tweet said that the Indian government should consider the “extremely serious situation” of the pandemic in the UK before lifting the flight ban imposed between India and the United Kingdom.

“With great difficulty, people have brought COVID situation in control. UK’s COVID situation is v serious. Now, why lift ban and expose our people to risk?” Kejriwal questioned in his tweet.

The Ministry of Civil Aviation on 1st January announced that the flight operation between India and the UK will resume from 8th January 2021.

However, flight operations till 23 Jan will be restricted to 15 flights per week each for carriers of the two countries to & from Delhi, Mumbai, Bengaluru & Hyderabad only.

Also, flights from India to the UK have already resumed on 6th January and national carrier Air India has also announced additional flights to the United Kingdom.

The Govt. of India has also issued Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) for passengers who will be arriving from the UK after the resumption.

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As per the SOPs, all passengers should submit a self-declaration form on the online portal (www.newdelhiairport.in) at least 72 hours before the scheduled travel.

Moreover, all the passengers arriving from the U.K. should be carrying a Negative RT-PCR Test Report for which test should have been conducted within 72 hours prior to undertaking the journey. The same also shall be uploaded on the online portal (www.newdelhiairport.in)


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