Russo-Ukrainian War Breaking News Today: Amid the Russian-Ukrainian conflict, international airports in Delhi and Mumbai have relaxed guidelines and issued a revised travel advisory for Indian passengers who are evacuating from Ukraine. According to the latest updates, several airlines are operating special flights including Air India to safely bring back Indian nationals from Ukraine.Read also – Russia tests the Sarmat intercontinental ballistic missile: 10 things to know about the most powerful weapon in the world
Mumbai Airport: Authorities at Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport in Mumbai said the airport had blocked a special corridor for Indians arriving from Ukraine later in the day. In accordance with the latest notice, air passengers will be required to produce either a Covid-19 vaccination certificate/negative RT-PCR report upon arrival. However, if a passenger is unable to show any of the documents upon arrival, they will need to undergo an RT-PCR test at the airport. The cost of the tests would be borne by the airport. Also Read – Russia Tests Sarmat Intercontinental Ballistic Missile, Says It Can Hit Any Target On Earth | Watch the video
“In view of the current crisis in Ukraine, CSMIA is giving its full support to the evacuation of stranded Indian students arriving in Mumbai today at AI1944 at ETA 8:00 p.m.,” a CSMIA spokesperson told ANI news agency. Also Read – Russia Sets New Deadline For Ukrainian Army To Visit Mariupol
The airport said passengers could leave the airport after testing negative. If a passenger tests positive, they will be clinically managed in accordance with protocols established by the government.
Apart from this, the CSMIA said it is undertaking measures to facilitate the process for young students arriving at the airport. It has fenced off a special area at the airport for arriving passengers to sit in and will provide them with free Wi-Fi codes, distribute food and bottled water, and provide advice or medical assistance if required upon arrival.
Delhi Airport: On the other hand, Delhi airport on Saturday issued a revised notice for Indian nationals and said passengers who are not vaccinated and have no COVID-19 negative reports will be exempted from uploading documents to Air Suvidha portal before the departure for humanitarian reasons and they will be allowed to enter the airport.
“Indian nationals who are unvaccinated and do not have a negative Covid-19 report will be exempted from uploading documents to Air Suvidha before departure on humanitarian grounds and may enter the airport,” Delhi airport said in a statement. a tweet.
Meanwhile, the first Air India evacuation flight took off from the Romanian capital Bucharest on Saturday afternoon for Mumbai with 219 Indian nationals stranded in Ukraine due to the ongoing Russian military offensive.
Indian nationals who reached the Ukraine-Romania border by road were taken to Bucharest by Indian government officials so that they could be evacuated on Air India flights.
The first evacuation flight AI1944 took off from Bucharest at 1.55 p.m. (India Standard Time) and is expected to land at Mumbai airport around 9 p.m.
Additionally, the second evacuation flight AI1942 is expected to return to Delhi airport early Sunday morning along with 250 other Indian nationals.
Air India said it would operate more flights on Saturday to Bucharest and the Hungarian capital Budapest to evacuate Indians stranded in Ukraine.
Ukrainian airspace has been closed to civil air operations since the morning of February 24 and therefore evacuation flights are operating from Bucharest and Budapest.