In view of rising Coronavirus cases, the government of Delhi on Tuesday revised its travel guidelines for both domestic and international passengers arriving in the city.
This comes amid the recent surge in Omicron cases in the national capital, and the state govt has issued a ‘yellow’ alert of the Graded Response Action Plan in the city.
Delhi’s AAP Govt has also imposed several restrictions such as the closure of multiplexes, schools, and the imposition of night curfew have been enforced.
Delhi Issued ‘Yellow’ Alert
“As the COVID-19 positivity rate has been above 0.5% for the past few days, we are enforcing Level-I (Yellow alert) of the Graded Response Action Plan. A detailed order on restrictions to be implemented will be released soon,” said Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal
COVID-19 restrictions under Yellow alert of Graded Response Action Plan in Delhi:
- Night Curfew 10 PM-5 AM
- Delhi Metro, Restaurants, Bars to operate at 50% capacity
- Cinema Halls, Spas, Gyms, Multiplexes, Banquet Halls, Auditoriums & Sports Complexes to be closed, with immediate effect.
Delhi Revised Guidelines For Domestic, International Flyers
- Hotels will be turned into quarantine zones for international passengers, as per the new order of the Delhi Disaster Management Authority (DDMA).
- Domestic flyers can now be tested randomly for COVID-19 at the airports if they have arrived from states with a high number of cases.
- Passengers will only be allowed to exit the airport after their sample has been collected.
- All the passengers will have to undergo thermal screening after arrival at the airport.
- If anybody is travelling on a connecting flight and is not leaving the airport, they will have to refer to the guidelines of the respective arrival states.
- If a passenger tests positive for COVID-19 upon arrival in Delhi, they will have to quarantine for 10 days at home or a COVID Care Centre (CCC)/Community Health Centre (CHC)/hospital.
- All flyers coming from foreign countries will be required to submit a self-declaration form on Air Suvidha Portal before scheduled travel.
- Passengers from at-risk countries will be asked to undergo post-arrival COVID-19 testing, quarantine, and stringent isolation.
- International flyers coming from non-risk countries in India will be allowed to leave the airport. However, they will have to self-monitor their health for 14 days.
Guidelines For Travel In Metro
Moreover, the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) has also revised its guidelines for travel and said, “Travel will be allowed only up to 50% seating capacity inside the trains. No standing passenger will be allowed. Entry into Metro stations will be regulated by restricting the number of gates to ensure compliance with the guidelines.”