Telangana Eases Quarantine Norms For International Passengers

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The government of Telangana has decided to ease the quarantine norms for passengers traveling by Vande Bharat or air transport Bubble flights, which implies asymptomatic international passengers flying to Hyderabad can now head straight home if they meet the standards laid down by the govt.

As per the most recent guidelines issued by the government in line with the order of the Union Ministry of Home Affairs, passengers on business trips to Telangana with return tickets within four days of their arrival won’t be quarantined if they show their negative RT-PCR test report conducted within 96 hours before departure.

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Similarly, for any asymptomatic passengers traveling with a negative RT-PCR test report conducted within 96 hours before departure are going to be exempted from institutional quarantine but need to undergo 14 days of home quarantine.

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Special consideration of 14 days of home quarantine has been mandated for a few categories of asymptomatic passengers without a negative RT- PCR test report. These include pregnant women, parents traveling with children 10 years or below, and people traveling on medical emergencies.

However, the remainder of the asymptomatic passengers without negative RT-PCR test results will need to undergo seven days each of institutional quarantine followed by home quarantine.

Currently, the Rajiv Gandhi International Airport is connected with UK and UAE under air bubble agreements. British Airways has resumed its operations between Hyderabad and London four times every week, while the other airlines operating between Hyderabad and UAE – Etihad, Emirates, and Flydubai are likely to resume their operations shortly, according to a press release from RGIA.

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Apart from these, the airport is handling charter flights under the Vande Bharat Mission, which has Air India flights and other foreign airliners. From the time of the lockdown to till date, over 55,000 Indian citizens stranded in various countries are brought to the town while over 10,000 people of various nationalities have departed to numerous countries from Hyderabad.

International departures at the airport are being handled through the fully sanitized Interim International Departures Terminal with thermal screening and social distancing in place, the release added.


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