Passengers traveling from Delhi to Jollygrant Airport in Dehradun have to mandatory undergo a COVID-19 test at the airport, as per an order issued by the Uttrakhand government.
The development has come at a time when COVID-19 infections in Delhi have been on a rise. With the help of the Jollygrant Airport Association, a health department team has been deployed at the airport for testing passengers coming from Delhi, the State government said.
Speaking to ANI on Wednesday, Jollygrant Airport Director, D K Gautam said, “The Uttrakhand government has directed the team to compulsory conduct COVID-19 test for commuters coming from Delhi.”
With this announcement, Uttrakhand has joined states like Maharashtra, Uttar Pradesh, which have mandated the COVID-19 test for people arriving from Delhi.
While Delhi recorded 38,501 active cases, Uttarakhand has 4638 active cases.