Mumbai Airport’s new regulations for travelers from the UK-this is all you need to know

Mumbai Airport's new regulations for travelers from the UK-this is all you need to know

In total, three flights have reached Mumbai from the United Kingdom(UK) With 591 passengers and 292 passengers at Mumbai Airport as of now (until 22 December, 4:15 p.m.), 299 were sent to hotels for mandatory institutional quarantine.

Passengers from outside Maharashtra who have connecting flights and plan to travel by road from a place of residence outside their state are allowed to go to their destinations and send information about their travel to their state representatives.

Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport (CSMIA) has followed the latest instructions from the Indian and state governments to announce changes to passengers traveling through the airport.


  • Effective at 23:59 on December 22, 2020, and effective at 23:59 on December 31, 2020: All flights to and from the UK are temporarily suspended.
  • Yesterday, CSMIA carried out four flights, one of which departed from Amsterdam and the third from London, carrying more than 690 passengers. Today, on December 22, there are 0 flights to and from London. There are 5 flights arriving, 8 flights to Dubai, and 1 flight to Doha.
  • Effective from December 22, 2020, to January 5, 2021: For the curfew from 23:00 to 06:00, all CSMIA operations will continue as planned. It is allowed to move on, as taxi services and public transportation will always keep running.
Image Credit - Covid testing in progress at a civic-run clinic in Mumbai on Monday morning.(Express photo Amit Chakravarty)
  • Effective from December 22, 2020: Passengers from the Middle East and European countries will be affected regardless of their further travel plans. Compulsory institutional isolation; any passengers determined to be symptomatic will be transferred to designated COVID facilities for further evaluation. Passengers from these areas will be transported by state officials to their preferred nearby hotels and undergo quarantine at their own expense for seven days.
  • According to the guidelines, passengers must undergo RT-PCR testing at their own expense during the 5-7 days of institutional isolation at the hotel, not at the airport. Passengers with a negative test report will be discharged from the hospital for observation and home isolation for 7 days. At the same time, a positive report will be reported to passengers so that they can continue to be quarantined in the same hotel or country-designated COVID-19 facility for 14 days.

CSMIA stated that it has taken all necessary precautions to protect the health of its passengers and personnel. The airport ensures that all staff working at the airport (including its stakeholders, such as immigration) are provided with personal protective equipment, and strict security measures are taken after the pandemic.