Flyers using the Delhi airport complained of huge crowds and utter chaos following the implementation of new travel guidelines aimed at preventing the spread of the Omicron variant of COVID-19. All passengers coming from "at-risk" countries have to compulsorily take RT-PCR test and five per cent of passengers arriving from other countries would also have to take the test on a random basis, according to the Union Health Ministry's guidelines issued last week.
Passengers complained of social distance norms not being followed.
“I personally had horrific experience - no social distancing, 2 people to take samples of 300 passengers, no separate queue for passengers taking connecting flight,” tweeted passenger Sunaina Sharma on Sunday, sharing a photo of the crowd at the Delhi airport.
— Sunaina Sharma (@khushi1512) December 5, 2021
Also, no social distance norms being followed because of the chaos and panic created. Everyone is concerned about checking in and clearing security to make it to the flight!
Scenes yesterday at Delhi airport #Covid hotspot pic.twitter.com/SoM6RNumYO
As I feared & warned. Total confusion & crowding in airports. @mansukhmandviya @JM_Scindia https://t.co/rla4sjhhBZ