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Mumbai: Passengers from UAE exempted from compulsory week-long home quarantine, RT-PCR test upon arrival

ANI | Updated: Jan 16, 2022 20:02 IST


Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India], January 16 (ANI): Passengers arriving from United Arab Emirates (UAE), including Dubai are now exempted from compulsory seven-day home quarantine and RT-PCR test upon their arrival to Mumbai, as per an order from Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC).
"To contain the spread of the Omicron variant of Covid-19 in the city, special SOPs for monitoring of international travelers arriving from United Arab Emirates (UAE) including Dubai in Mumbai were issued under circular No. MGC/F/5819 Dated 29.12.2021. As per these SOPs, 7 days Home quarantine and on arrival RT-PCR test was made mandatory for such passengers. These directives are now revised as below: 1). No special SOPs henceforth will be applicable for passengers coming from United Arab Emirates (UAE) including Dubai 2). Guidelines applicable to international travelers arriving from "Countries other than Countries at-risk" will be made applicable to trave*rs arriving from United Arab Emirates (UAE) including Dubai," reads the order issued on Sunday.

These directions will be enforced with effect from midnight of January 17 2022. (ANI)


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