Travelling to Pune, Mumbai? Now no more ‘home quarantine’ stamps for you
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Travelling to Pune, Mumbai? Now no more ‘home quarantine’ stamps for you

Now you don’t need to get inked with a stamp of ‘quarantine’ on your hand if you are travelling to Mumbai, Pune, Nagpur

Pune: Are you travelling to Mumbai, Pune, Nagpur and Aurangabad via flights? Now you don’t need to get inked with a stamp of ‘quarantine’ anymore. Yes, you read it right.

With the steady unlocking and easing of the coronavirus situation in Maharashtra, the state government has updated guidelines which includes new guidelines for domestic air travel.

As per the recent Unlock Rules, all domestic passengers flying to Mumbai, Pune, Nagpur airports will no longer be stamped with indelible ink but they will undergo the mandatory COVID-19 checks. “The domestic passengers arriving at different airports will be checked for Covid-19 symptoms. Stamping with indelible ink will be done away with,” read the new guidelines. Asymptomatic domestic air travellers are no longer required to home quarantine for 14 days, as per reports. Airlines have also issued notices to update their guidelines based on new coronavirus guidelines issued by the state.

“There are no restrictions for domestic travellers now,” Pune Divisional Commissioner Saurabh Rao said when enquired about the guidelines for Pune Airport, as quoted by a report in Indian Express.

“With immediate effect, there will be no home quarantine and indelible ink stamping for domestic passengers arriving into Maharashtra. No quarantine & hand stamping for asymptomatic passengers,” read Indigo’s updated guidelines,” read a notice tweeted by Indigo on Thursday.

Recently, the state government also allowed to resume Metro services in Mumbai as well as libraries also permitted to operate. In order to reduce congestion, all shops and markets were also permitted two hours extra and now can run from 9 am to 9 pm.

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