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International passengers to be subjected to random Covid testing from Dec 24

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New Delhi: The government said on Thursday that starting on December 24, a specific percentage of travellers arriving on international flights will be subject to a random coronavirus test.

Due to an increase in coronavirus cases in various nations, the Union health minister wrote to the civil aviation ministry regarding this issue.

"A sub-section of 2 per cent of the total passengers in the flight shall undergo random post-arrival testing at the airport on arrival," an official communication said.

Such travellers in each flight shall be determined by the airlines concerned and preferably from different countries, it added.


With PTI inputs



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