The Department of Public Aviation will suspend flights from the UK until December 31.
Help desks will be set up at airports to assist passengers arriving from the UK, who will have to undergo a real-time reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) test for Covid-19. India on Monday announced the suspension of all flights to and from the UK between December 23 and December 31 to prevent the arrival of a new version of Covid-19 that is believed to be spreading rapidly.
“Help desks have been set up at various airports around the world to handle the crowd. These people will have questions and as they will have to wait a few hours until the results of the test are announced, arrangements will also be made at the airports so that the whole process can run smoothly without any problems, ”said an official who knew the matter on condition of anonymity.
The Joint Monitoring Group of the union health service, consisting of technical experts, called an emergency meeting to assess the impact in India on the Covid-19 situation from the UK, and what steps could be taken. In line with its recommendations, the Department of Public Aviation was asked to suspend flights from the UK until December 31.
The new diversity of coronavirus has prompted the UK government to step in nationwide and tighten borders across England, especially during the holidays.