Passengers from US, France, Spain to be segregated at airports: AAI

The screening of passengers coming from all parts of the world is being carried out at 30 airports

Delhi airport, Indira Gandhi International Airport, Terminal 3, DGCA, Lockdown
As per a guideline by International Air Transport Association (IATA), 160 trolleys should be available for 1 million passengers at any airport. File photo: PTI

The Airports Authority of India (AAI) on Monday (March 9) said that passengers from 15 countries, including the US, France, and Spain, will also be segregated from other passengers till the conveyer belt areas at airports.

Passengers from arriving from China, South Korea, Japan, Italy, Iran, Singapore, Thailand, Malaysia, Hongkong, Vietnam, Nepal, and Indonesia are already being segregated from other arriving passengers at the airports, it said.

The government has been taking various steps, including universal screening of passengers, amid rising number of cases of coronavirus infection. More than a lakh people have been infected worldwide and at least 43 have tested positive in India.

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A spokesperson from the AAI said passengers from the US, France, and Spain would also be segregated.

AAI Chairman Arvind Singh along with officials from the health ministry and aviation regulator DGCA, among others, reviewed arrangements made at all international airports to control the spread of coronavirus.

“Airports advised to include pax from US, France, and Spain to the list of nations (now 15) from where arriving pax needs segregation as per @MoHFW_INDIA,” the AAI said in a tweet.

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On Sunday, an official release said that in view of rising cases from France, the US, Spain, there would be dedicated aerobridges for passengers from these countries in addition to the 12 countries.

The screening of passengers coming from all parts of the world is being carried out at 30 airports.