New Delhi: In a bid to prevent spread of Covid19 in India, the Director General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) on Sunday ordered to expand the universal screening of passengers to those arriving in flights from Vietnam, Nepal, Indonesia, and Malaysia. Screening of passengers coming from these four countries will be in addition to the existing screening of flights coming from China, Hong Kong, Japan, South Korea, Thailand, and Singapore.
“Universal screening of passengers coming from Vietnam, Nepal, Indonesia, and Malaysia besides the flight from coming from China, Hong Kong, Japan, South Korea, Thailand, and Singapore shall be ensured immediately once they step out of the specific locations at all the airports and getting the self-declaration form filled by the passengers as per the instructions of the health and family welfare ministry,” the DGCA notification said.
The DGCA has also asked all airlines to make in-flight announcement in flights coming from these countries and ensure strict compliance.
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