NEW DELHI: RT-PCR reports for people flying out of India from May 22 are required to have a QR code linking to the original report. The new requirement comes due to a significant number of false/forged negative reports being furnished to travel.
Air India Express tweeted Friday: “Attention passengers boarding international flights From India; Effective May 22, 2021, passengers carrying negative RT-PCR report as per the requirement of their destination country, must ensure that the report has a QR code linking to the original report.”
Netherlands had on April 26 decided to suspend India flights as “the epidemiological situation on the ground (in India) is very serious…” The Netherlands Embassy in India tweeted Friday that the “ban on passenger flights from India has been extended until June 1, 2021.”
Netherlands government website says: “There is a ban on passenger flights from India, South Africa and countries in Central and South America. New, highly infectious variants of coronavirus are present in these countries. The purpose of the flight ban is to prevent the further spread of these variants in the Netherlands. The ban is due to remain in place until June 1, 2021…. Air freight transport is exempt from the flight ban.”
Some categories of travellers are exempt from this flight ban rule, including healthcare workers and Dutch nationals. “The flight ban is due to remain in place until June 1, 2021, but may be ended sooner if there are grounds for doing so,” the website says.