According to the department, there has been a setback for the Middle East passengers to get tested positive in the 48-hour RT-PCR test or the Rapid RT-PCR test performed in the hospitals within 6 hours.
The Gulf are providing the one-time free of cost date-changing option for the individuals who were tested positive for the new variant of the COVID-19 Omicron. This is only applicable for the people for only rescheduling the date as well as time not for cancelling it.
The test that is conducted at the airport, at that duration if in any case any of the people gets COVID-19 positive in the current RT-PCR test then they will get the free of cost date-changing offer, according to the sources of the Air India Express.
The two airlines flying towards the Middle East from the Mangaluru international airport stated that this would help also lead to an increase in the number of people.
The re-issuing of the circular has been shared in the previous two weeks during the increase in the cases of COVID-19 infections. A source mentioned, “In the previous time there were not many cases of the people getting affected by the COVID-19 variant, but the new Omicron variant is highly contagious as well as infectious after a negative RT-PCR report the individuals were getting infected after travelling for almost 3 hours.”
The passengers flying towards the Middle East should have the maximum number of two RT-PCR tests against the COVID-19, one test should be done 48 hours before the flight, and one should be performed six hours before the departure at the airport.
According to the information provided by the sources, there is the majority of the people have lost their cancellation amount as they were not aware of the facility. Still, the remaining one has utilized it appropriately.