Global flights not to resume SII seeks nod for booster dose : The Tribune India

Mukesh Ranjan

Tribune Information Service

New Delhi, December 1

The govt these days mentioned it had determined not to resume scheduled international flights from December 15 and indicated that a new day for this would be notified later on following evaluating the worldwide Covid problem.

The final decision came in the wake of soaring concerns in excess of new Covid variant Omicron even as the Serum Institute of India (SII) sought acceptance from the drug regulator for Covishield as a booster dose. The SII cited enough stock of the vaccine in the region and a need for a booster shot due to the emergence of new variants, official sources explained. In an software to the Medications Controller Standard of India, the SII cited that the UK’s Medicines and Healthcare solutions Regulatory Company had presently authorised the booster dose of AstraZeneca ChAdOx1 nCoV-19 vaccine, they explained.


ICMR norms for Foreign ARRIVALS



  • No post-arrival screening if flier not from ‘at risk’ nation
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  • Obligatory tests for fliers obtaining visited ‘at risk’ nation in final 14 times
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  • Random screening for some fliers from ‘at risk’ nations
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  • These kinds of travellers can leave airport after giving sample
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The Centre had a 7 days in the past announced resumption of worldwide flights, suspended in March previous year after Covid outbreak. The Director General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) stated the day for resuming industrial intercontinental passenger services “will be notified in thanks course”. PM Narendra Modi experienced on November 27 questioned officials to assessment the programs for easing global journey restriction. At present, global passenger flights are getting operated beneath bilateral air bubble preparations with different international locations in a restricted way. As of November 24, India had formalised air bubble arrangements with 31 nations around the world.

Even though no Omicron circumstance has been noted in India so far, the authorities have put in put stricter curbs for inbound foreign travellers. An official at the IGI Airport mentioned these arriving immediately after a extensive flight showed reluctance to wait around for yet another five several hours for exam final results and opted for Swift PCR check to depart for their destination at the earliest.

6 inbound fliers exam +ve for covid

6 worldwide passengers arriving from ‘at risk’ nations amid Omicron fears analyzed optimistic for Covid on the very first day of the new travel guidelines for overseas arrivals

At chance nations

British isles, S Africa, Brazil, B’desh, Botswana, China, Mauritius, New Zealand, Zimbabwe, Singapore, Hong Kong and Israel

Align your policies with ours: Centre to Maha

Immediately after Maharashtra revised tips on quarantine for worldwide travellers amid Omicron fears, the Centre questioned it to align its buy with the SOPs issued by Union Health and fitness Ministry

80% acquire Quick PCR test at IGI airport

792 of 1,013 inbound fliers at IGI Airport on Wednesday opted for Quick PCR check

Rs 3,900 price of Fast PCR check report in 1 hour

Rs 500 charge of RTPCR exam report in 5 to 6 several hours