Random Covid testing continues at Delhi airports

After the Central government made compulsory an RT-PCR test for international passengers coming from China, Hong Kong, Japan, South Korea, Singapore, and Thailand and encouraged people to follow Covid appropriate behaviour, the visitors to the airports have shown consciousness about the ongoing global surge of Corona cases and were found ready to cooperate.In addition to the random 2 per cent tests of all international passengers on their arrival in India irrespective of the port of departure, all international passengers travelling from these six countries to India will have to undergo mandatory RT-PCR tests before departure and upload a report on the Air Suvidha portal from January 1, 2023, Union Health Ministry sources had said on Thursday.A total of 53 international travellers have tested positive for Covid during the random sampling at airports across the country amounting to only 0.94 per cent of the total samples collected so far, sources said on Saturday.