Passengers arriving from Dubai will have to take up seven-day home quarantine in Mumbai, said an order by the western city’s municipality on Friday.
While passengers from twelve “countries at risk” are required to undergo home quarantine as per central government directions, the BrihanMumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) extended the home quarantine for Dubai returnees to contain the spread of Omicron variant of Covid-19.
Dubai is a hub for international travel and passengers take connecting flights from there to Mumbai, said BMC I S Chahal in his order.
As many as 88 people had tested positive for Omicron in Maharashtra until Thursday, including 35 in Mumbai. The cases in Mumbai include passengers from other districts who were screened on arrival at the airport.
“All the travellers arriving from Dubai and who are residents of Mumbai will be in home quarantine. On the seventh day RT PCR test will be done. If the test is negative the traveler will self monitor for further seven days. If the test is positive, they will be shifted to institutional quarantine as per the current guidelines for international travellers,” the order said.
The order has also laid down instructions for passengers transiting via Mumbai.