Omicron variant: Anyone landing at Mumbai airport will undergo RTPCR test

Mumbai: In view of detection of the Omicron variant of Covid-19 in South Africa and some other countries, the Maharashtra government today asked air passengers from ‘At Risk’ countries to undergo mandatory seven-day quarantine upon arrival.

Here’re five take-aways of an order issued by the Maharashtra government:

  • In case of domestic air passengers from other States, negative RTPCR test within 48 hours of arrival will be compulsory without exceptions.


  • In the case of passengers travelling within the State will either have to be fully vaccinated or compulsorily carry a RTPCR test within 48 hours of the time of arrival.


  • The international passengers arriving from ‘At Risk’ countries as declared by the Government of India may be deplaned on priority and separate counters will be arranged by Mumbai International Airport for their checking. Such passengers will have to undergo mandatory seven days institutional quarantine and RTPCR test.


  • In case of the passengers from any other countries except the ‘At Risk’ countries will have to undergo RTPCR test compulsorily at the airport on arrival. They will undergo 14 days of home quarantine


  • In case of an international passenger having a connecting flight to any other airport in India, the concerned person shall undergo a RTPCR test at the first arrival in Maharashtra.

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