India has re-instituted a mandatory negative Covid-19 PCR-RT test for arrivals from five high-risk countries.
Passengers arriving from these countries must upload a negative PCR-RT test result before being allowed to board the flight. In addition, India will also randomly test 2% of all arrivals.
Passengers from China, Japan, South Korea, Hong Kong, and Thailand need to have a negative test to enter, and they will be quarantined if there are any possible symptoms of Covid-19 or a positive test result.
They currently don’t have to halt flights from countries (China) deemed high risk.
दिल्ली इंटरनेशनल एयरपोर्ट पर आज चीन, हांगकांग, बैंकॉक, जापान, साउथ कोरिया सहित विदेश से आने वाले यात्रियों का कोरोना का सैम्पल टेस्ट चालू कर दिया गया है।
कोरोना के बढ़ते प्रभाव को देखते हुए सभी आवश्यक कदम उठाए जा रहे हैं। pic.twitter.com/J4ZERQAuWU
— Dr Mansukh Mandaviya (@mansukhmandviya) December 24, 2022
Health Minister has cited China, which is going through its first nationwide wave of infections, as a reason behind this testing.
I guess they had to include random other four countries not to appear testing only flights from China.