Delhi CM announces guidelines for travellers arriving in Delhi from UK

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal announced on Friday that Travellers coming from the UK to Delhi will have to undergo one-week institutional quarantine and another 1 week home quarantine even if they test negative for COVID-19 on arrival,

''To protect Delhiites from exposure to the virus from the UK, the Delhi government has taken important decisions. Travellers coming from the UK will have to mandatorily undergo a self-paid RT-PCR test on arrival at the airport. 'All those arriving from UK who test positive will be isolated at an isolation facility. Negative ones will be taken to a quarantine facility for seven days, followed by seven days of home quarantine,'' Chief Minister said.

CM had on Thursday urged the Centre to extend the suspension of flights to and from the United Kingdom as the country now battles a variant strain of the coronavirus first detected there.

It was on December 23 that the central govt cancelled flights from the UK, with all passengers coming from there having to be tested on arrival at airports. The suspension of UK flights was subsequently extended up to January 8.

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