India has extended the suspension of flights from the UK to January 7. The Foreign Office has confirmed the news.
In an updated travel advisory, the FCDO said: “On 30 December, Government of India announced that the temporary suspension of all flights from the UK to India will now be extended until 7 January 2021 11:59pm (IST).
“For more information please consult your airline, read the announcement by the Government of India Ministry of Aviation and sign up for email alerts so you can keep up to date with our latest travel advice.”
The advisory also outlined measures introduced for passengers who arrived in India from the UK between November 25 and midnight on December 22.
- If you arrived between 25 November and 8 December, you will be contacted by District Surveillance Officers and asked to self-monitor your health. If you develop symptoms, you will be tested. If positive, you will be quarantined in a designated facility and will have to undergo further testing to determine the variant of the virus.
- If you have arrived between 9 December and 21 December, you will be contacted daily by District Surveillance Officers for 14 days from your date of arrival. If you are symptomatic, you will be tested (including further genome testing) and quarantined. Your community contacts will also be tested and will be quarantined if positive.
- If you arrived between 21 December and midnight on 22 December and tested negative, State officials will follow up with you to monitor your health. If you develop symptoms, you will be tested and quarantined if necessary.
- The move by India to extend its travel ban follows a similar move by Pakistan, which has blocked flights until January 4. Russia has extended its UK ban until January 12.
Source: Travel Weekly