Mangaluru: Omicron impact - Many overseas Indians cancel, postpone journey to native


Daijiworld Media Network – Mangaluru (MS)

Mangaluru, Dec 5: Omicron variant of coronavirus has created fear in the minds of international air travellers causing sudden drop in the numbers.

Though there are international flight services from gulf nations to the city, only two or three flights are arriving to the international airport in the city now under the Vande Bharat scheme of the union government.

While some of the passengers, who had booked tickets to India to partake in Christmas and New Year celebrations, have cancelled their journey, others have postponed the same. The rule of home quarantine declared by Udupi district administration is also one of the reasons for passengers of this district to postpone their journey.


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At present a random medical test is being carried out on passengers arriving at the international airport in the city from overseas countries. They must have a negative RTPCR report while boarding the flight in their respective overseas country.

At the Mangaluru International Airport two or four out of 100 passengers are randomly checked for Covid. The cost of this test has to be borne by them only.

Those who are travelling to UAE from Mangaluru have to carry a 48-hour RTPCR negative test certificate. In addition, they have to undergo a RAT test at the airport. Negative certificate is mandatory. However, passengers travelling to Qatar, Doha and Kuwait need not undergo the RAT test. Only a negative RTPCR test certificate is enough.

There are no direct flights to Mangaluru from Africa, London or the United States. They have to travel through Dubai, Mumbai or Bengaluru.

 

 

 

  

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  • Flavian, Mangalore/Kuwait

    Mon, Dec 06 2021

    Thodanth bodiyo ? Athan pavsile dees ani sukyo kolio, bodio thodanth olen ethath aavn kithe korun ?

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  • Laurel, Mangalore/Dubai

    Mon, Dec 06 2021

    Due to the skyrocket in air fares the passenger arriving to mangaluru number has dropped, more than the fear of omnicrone.

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  • Flavian, Mangalore/Kuwait

    Mon, Dec 06 2021

    Good morninng. Do not spoil your mood earl morning. Have a good day. Remain healthy & be happy. Less of fighting spirit. The 🙏🤦‍♂️

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  • Cynthia, Dk

    Mon, Dec 06 2021

    Thodanth bodiyo kitya galn salveithay ? Fighting karta tujekade. I will break my promise that i made with you that i wont argue. I stayed on with my word. But, you dont listen.......

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  • Cynthia, Dk

    Mon, Dec 06 2021

    Thanks for the news. Please keep updating the numbers of infected people...each statewise.....genius....🙄 For your kind information, i wrote comment based on the place thsts mentioned in the ews MANGALURU..and nkt Rajasthan, Maharashtra, salmiya, Nalasopara.....This news about the cancellation of arrival of passengers.......and not about the numbers....statewise.....Your comment makes no srnse at all....genius..no.1

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  • Flavian, Mangalore/Kuwait

    Sun, Dec 05 2021

    "Omicron Coronavirus LIVE: 9 Omicron cases found in Rajasthan, 7 in Maharashtra" Must follow news before raising doubts

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  • Laaqui, KARIYANGALA

    Sun, Dec 05 2021

    Open money making racket by the government,

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  • Cynthia, Dk

    Sun, Dec 05 2021

    This omicron is seen only in karnataka? No traces found in gulf or European countries??

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  • Flavian, Mangalore/Kuwait

    Sun, Dec 05 2021

    We had a plan to attend family wedding but due to the present situation we have almost cancelled our plans until the Covid variant Omicron settles.

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  • Peter, Mangalore

    Sun, Dec 05 2021

    Either DO the PCR for all or don't do it. Why random test. Also when they decide to do random test then the government should bear the cost; why individual have to pay.

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  • Abdul saleem, Mangaluru

    Sun, Dec 05 2021

    Peter mam , Yenna pudar mini randomudu Battunda, soombe...soombend pandudu balpuve...

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  • Roshan Dsouza, Mangalore/ Dubai

    Sun, Dec 05 2021

    Exactly... it is first time that winner of random selection has to pay...

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  • Rita, Germany

    Mon, Dec 06 2021

    Peter mangalore,our question will not be answered in airport.In Airport they have their own .Now people dont want to fly to India because ,from European countries one who travels must have a negetive test 72 hours before ,and three vaccines inclusive booster.and in Bangalore one has to wait long long time in airport ,and undergo again a negetive test ,which you have to pay.Very less flights to and from India,.People who travelled lately said if they knew that ,wouldnt travel.Better avoid long waiting after long travel.whole time wearing mask in and out .To cynthia ,of course in Europa too there are some omnicron case but less.Heard even in Saudi too were 2I think.Now flights from African countries not allowed,

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  • Rita, Germany

    Mon, Dec 06 2021

    Peter mangalore,our question will not be answered in airport.In Airport they have their own .Now people dont want to fly to India because ,from European countries one who travels must have a negetive test 72 hours before ,and three vaccines inclusive booster.and in Bangalore one has to wait long long time in airport ,and undergo again a negetive test ,which you have to pay.Very less flights to and from India,.People who travelled lately said if they knew that ,wouldnt travel.Better avoid long waiting after long travel.whole time wearing mask in and out .To cynthia ,of course in Europa too there are some omnicron case but less.Heard even in Saudi too were 2I think.Now flights from African countries not allowed,

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