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Flights resume between India, Britain for 1st time after detection of new COVID-19 strain

New Delhi: An Air India aircraft from Britain has landed in Delhi with 246 passengers. 

This was the first flight to India from the UK after detection of the the new coronavirus strain in Britain.

After being stopped on December 23, flights between the UK and India resumed today after government suspended services due to a new and more contagious strain of the COVID-19 virus.

According to the government, 30 flights will operate between Indian and UK each week. This will continue till January 23.

At Delhi airport, passengers are advised to keep at least 10 hours gap between connecting flights to and from the UK.

The new coronavirus strain has been found in 13 people in Delhi.

The Civil Aviation Minister had tweeted that further limits of flights would be determined after the review.

All UK travelers arriving between 8 January and 30 January will undergo COVID-19 tests at their own expense. According to the government’s new SOP, passengers are required to carry COVID-19 negative reports 72 hours before travel and 14 days from the test, even if they test negative on the trip.

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