BMC, the governing civic body of Mumbai recently issues revised guidelines for domestic passengers arriving at the Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport, Mumbai.
As per the latest guidelines, all domestic air passengers arriving from airports located within Maharashtra to Mumbai will no longer be required to produce a negative RT-PCR test upon landing in Mumbai.
Similarly, for all domestic air passengers traveling from Mumbai airport to airports located within Maharashtra, airport operators/airlines shall not insist on an RT-PCR test.
However, all passengers traveling from other states to Maharashtra still need to carry a negative RT-PCR test report issued within 48 hrs. prior to arrival.
The decision comes after the daily coronavirus cases in Maharashtra has reduced in last few days.
Earlier in May this year, Mumbai airport had issued an official statement making it mandatory for all domestic passengers arriving in the city to present a negative RT-PCR test report at the time of boarding.
The RT-PCR sample collection should have been done within 48 hours of the scheduled time of landing at the Mumbai airport. Passengers without RT-PCR test reports were not allowed to board flights.
However, the civic body and airport officials have eased ceratin travel restrictions now despite the extension of lockdown by the Maharashtra government.