COVID-19: Crew Testing Positive Not To Be Re-tested For 3 Months

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File photo of SpiceJet Crew posing in front of an aircraft performing a Vande Bharat Flight. Source: Instagram

The Civil Aviation Ministry on Wednesday clarified that any airline crew member who has tested positive for COVID-19 once should not be retested for at least a period of three months.

No Crew Retest

In a circular, the Ministry of Civil Aviation said that the matter of RT-PCR testing of airline crew was taken up with the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR). The ICMR, based on the opinion of experts, has clarified that any crew member who has tested positive once need not be retested for three months.

However, crew members with comorbidities may be retested before three months in case they become symptomatic.