RT-PCR must to enter Mumbai from ‘nations of concern'
Hindustan Times|November 28, 2021
All international passengers arriving at the city's Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International airport from "countries of concern" including countries from Africa, would be made to undergo mandatory RT-PCR testing for Covid-19, and if found positive, would be sent to an institutional quarantine while their samples would be sent to the genome sequencing lab, a Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) statement said on Saturday.
Eeshanpriya MS

The travel history of all international passengers would be verified through their passports on arrival and would be required to proffer their travel history of the past 15 days. All international passengers arriving at the airport will be examined for symptoms of Covid-19.

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