Assam relaxes COVID rules for air passengers

According to the revised rules, COVID tests are not mandatory for air passengers having documents to show that they had undergone the tests in their places of origin 72 hours before boarding the flight.
Assam relaxes COVID rules for air passengers
Assam Health and Family Welfare Minister, Himanta Biswa Sarma

GUWAHATI

Assam has further relaxed COVID-19 restrictions for inbound air passengers.

Air passengers to the state can from next week undergo COVID-19 tests at the Lokpriya Gopinath Bordoloi International Airport itself and need not go all the way to the Sarusajai Stadium for the same.

“From next week, COVID-19 tests for incoming flight passengers will be done in the Guwahati Airport itself instead of Sarusajai,” State Health and Family Welfare Minister, Himanta Biswa Sarma informed through his official Twitter handle on Wednesday.

Besides, air passengers travelling within the state and between the Northeastern states would no longer have to undergo mandatory COVID tests, Sarma said.

Only last month, the state government had eased the COVID-19 rules for air passengers from outside Assam.

According to the revised rules, COVID tests are not mandatory for air passengers having documents to show that they had undergone the tests in their places of origin 72 hours before boarding the flight.

Children below 10 years of age also do not have to go for the mandatory COVID tests, the guidelines issued last month stated.

(Edited Gabriel G Momin)

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