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Bangalore Airport to randomly test passengers from not ‘at risk’ countries. – MacroTraveller

Given the rise of Omicron Variant across all countries, Bengaluru’s Kempegowda International Airport (KIA) randomly test 2% of passengers from not at-risk countries.

Speaking about this, an official statement was tweeted, “As per the international travel guidelines, 2 percent of the passengers coming from countries that are not in the ‘at-risk list shall undergo random testing at the airport on arrival. BIAL will bear the cost of random testing of such passengers.”

lerOn November 30th, the Government of India issued a new set of guidelines for air travel amid Omicron Scare. The guidelines stated that passengers from not at-risk countries would be allowed to leave the airport; however, they will be asked to self-monitor for 14 days once they arrive.

Passengers coming from not at-risk countries will be tested at random by about two percentage at the airport. The airlines will identify those two percentages of travelers. Travelers for random testing will bear the cost.

A self-declaration is also mandatory for passengers who arrive at the airport.


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