As a part of Vande Bharat mission third phase, 10 international flights will be landing at Visakhapatnam airport over a span of one week. Before the covid outbreak 3 airlines use to operate 14 international flights every week.
Airport authorities, paramedical and other supporting staff had made arrangements to handle those passengers. Upon arrival they will have to undergo two rounds of covid tests.
First test will be conducted upon landing and other test will be on eighth day. They have to undergo 7 days institutional quarantine and another 7 days home quarantine, “if the international passenger is from not so high risk country”, while passengers from high risk countries will have to undergo 14 days quarantine.
Free quarantine facility is available at Andhra University. Passengers can also opt for paid quarantine, hotel rooms are made available for the purpose.
Inputs from Praveena Varma