Air India express issues covid guidelines for travellers from UAE

28 December, 2022 | Pravina Srivastava

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Air India Express published rules on Tuesday for passengers flying from the United Arab Emirates (UAE) to India to maintain Covid-appropriate behaviour.

Air India Express published rules on Tuesday for passengers flying from the United Arab Emirates (UAE) to India to maintain Covid-appropriate behaviour.

The guideline suggests that all travellers be fully vaccinated against Covid-19 according to their country’s recommended main immunisation schedule. Other measures to consider when travelling include wearing masks and keeping a physical distance.

Air India Express’ official Twitter account wrote, “All guests should ideally be completely vaccinated against COVID-19 according to their country’s recommended main immunisation regimen. On flights/travel and at all ports of entry, all passengers should preferably wear masks and maintain physical distance.”

Air India Express, headquartered in Kochi, Kerala, is notable for being India’s first international budget carrier, serving the Middle East and Southeast Asia. It is operated by Air India Express Limited, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Air India, India’s national carrier.

However, according to the standards, post-arrival random testing is not necessary for children under the age of 12.

Only if the children are found to be symptomatic for COVID-19 upon arrival or during self-monitoring are they obliged to undertake testing and treatment in line with the protocol.