India Resumes Flights From UK: Check New Guidelines, Quarantine Rules And Test Cost At Delhi Airport


With the resumption of flights between India and the UK, the first flight from the UK landed at Delhi International airport on Friday, January 8.

The service was suspended by the Government of India due to a new strain of Covid virus detected in the UK.

Yesterday, the Delhi Government has issued an order for all passengers arriving from the UK.

The state Govt. said that 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 7 days followed by 7 days home quarantine.”


However, this order will be a trial for a period of one week till January 14, 2021, as per the govt.

Chaos At Delhi Airport

Chaos broke out at Delhi’s Indira Gandhi International Airport on Friday after passengers landing from the UK suddenly learned of the government’s new quarantine guidelines in Delhi.

When flights between India and the UK resumed on Friday, the Delhi government ordered all passengers in the country to be tested for coronavirus upon arrival and, if found positive, to undergo 14 days of institutional isolation.

Travellers who found Covid-19 positive must undergo a 14-day mandatory institutional isolation facility, and those who found negative would be put in a quarantine center for seven days, and, also,7 days home quarantine.


All Arriving Passengers From The UK To Delhi Airport Must Adhere To The Following:

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 before boarding the flight from the UK.

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

Quarantine Rules

After the RT-PCR test in Delhi, all passengers must undergo 7 Days of Institutional & 7 days of home quarantine.

RT-PCR Test Cost

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.

There is a maximum of 3 flights per day from the UK to Delhi Airport. Flight number UK018 with 291 passengers is scheduled to arrive on January 9 at 10:25 a.m.


On January 10, two flights BA 143 and AI 162 are scheduled to arrive at 6.30 a.m. and 10.25 p.m. with a total of 225 and 256 passengers. AI 162 is scheduled to arrive on January 11 at 10:25 a.m. with 256 passengers.

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