West Bengal bans all direct flights from the UK

The state authorities of Bengal has introduced that it’ll ban all direct flights from the UK from January 03. This transfer comes after a sudden improve within the omicron variant of coronavirus instances.

As per the studies, this ban will stay In place till additional orders. The federal government additionally issued an order stating that each one worldwide passengers will bear a compulsory Covid19 take a look at upon arrival on the airport.

These arriving from ‘at-risk’ nations are suggested to take the take a look at on arrival on the respective airports. Moreover, vacationers arriving from not ‘at-risk’ nations should bear a covid-19 take a look at mandatorily upon arrival at CCU airport.


Moreover, the airways will randomly choose 10% of passengers for the RT-PCR take a look at, whereas 90% will bear the RAT take a look at. That is in accordance with the brand new guidelines issued by the federal government for worldwide passengers.

Studies have steered that the Covid state of affairs has worsened within the state the place Kolkata has emerged as one of many districts of concern.

West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee has stated that the instances of Omicron have been linked to passengers arriving from the UK. She said that the Centre should impose restrictions on flights from nations the place Omicron instances are excessive.

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