The 16 were part of a group of 78 people who arrived in New Delhi on Tuesday.
According to reports, all of the passengers have been quarantined as a precaution.
The tests were carried out as soon as they arrived at New Delhi’s Indira Gandhi International Airport.
A media source stated, “All 16 returns are claimed to be asymptomatic — people who do not exhibit any symptoms for the virus.”
So far, 626 persons have been evacuated from Afghanistan, including 228 Indian citizens and 77 Afghan nationals from the Sikh community.
People arriving from Afghanistan must undergo an obligatory minimum 14-day institutional quarantine, according to a regulation issued by the federal health ministry on Monday.
Officials said the Indian government was cooperating closely with the US, whose soldiers oversee the interior areas of the Kabul airport, to help trapped Indian citizens return home.
On August 15, President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani fled the nation, and Kabul fell to the Taliban.
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