Airlines stall Indians travelling with fake Covid-negative reports

Indian airlines are now accepting only reports that have QR codes embedded in them

Coronavirus testing

Arindam Majumder New Delhi
The widespread use of fake Covid-19 negative reports by Indians travelling abroad have raised the alarm in the health authorities of other countries, forcing Indian airlines to accept only reports that have a QR code embedded in them.
Some Indian states that also require negative reports before allowing passengers in have also been concerned at this practice. The airlines have responded by asking the government to standardise all Covid-19 certificates.
Business Standard has learnt that the Ministry of Civil Aviation has written to the Ministry of Health saying that only those RT-PCR certificates which have a QR code

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First Published: Apr 25 2021 | 8:42 PM IST

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