Coronavirus: brochures from Italy and Iran to be screened; AI will reduce flights to Italy, South Korea

NEW DELHI: Now, on flights from Italy and Iran, it will be screened upon arrival in India.

The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) expanded the number of countries for universal passenger control. Previously, passengers coming on flights from China, Hong Kong, Thailand, Singapore, Nepal, Indonesia, Vietnam and Malaysia were evaluated and now those in Italy and Iran will also be evaluated.

Indian air It is the only Indian carrier that flies to Italy, Japan and South Korea. We are reducing the frequency of these flights, said AI president Rajiv Bansal.

While no Indian airline flies to Iran, India asked Iran Air and Mahan Air last Thursday to fly from Tehran to Delhi and Mumbai to temporarily suspend those flights.

β€œIn order to prevent the spread of CONVID 19 (Novel Corona Virus 2019) disease in India, it has been decided to expand the universal screening of all passengers arriving in flights from Italy and Iran besides the flights from China, Hong Kong, Japan, South Korea, Thailand, Singapore, Nepal, Indonesia, Vietnam and Malaysia. Universal screening of all passengers coming in flights from Italy and Iran besides the flights from China, Hong Kong, Japan, South Korea, Thailand, Singapore, Nepal, Indonesia, Vietnam and Malaysia 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 ministry of health and family welfare, ”a DGCA order issued Monday said, adding,β€œ All airlines shall make in-flight announcement in flights coming from these countries and ensure strict compliance. ”

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