India's domestic flights rules

YB WEB DESK. Dated: 5/21/2020 5:55:42 PM


The Centre on Thursday (May 21) issued the Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) for air passengers before the resumption of domestic flight services on May 25. The Centre released the SOP after the Airport Authority of India (AAI) had issued SOPs for airports. As per the guidelines issued by the Centre, Aarogya Setu App will not be mandatory for children below 14 years of age and all travellers will have to walk through the thermal screening zones before entering the airport terminal building.
The Centre on Thursday (May 21) issued the Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) for air passengers before the resumption of domestic flight services on May 25. The Centre released the SOP after the Airport Authority of India (AAI) had issued SOPs for airports. As per the guidelines issued by the Centre, Aarogya Setu App will not be mandatory for children below 14 years of age and all travellers will have to walk through the thermal screening zones before entering the airport terminal building.
Union Minister for Civil Aviation Hardeep Puri on Wednesday announced that domestic flight operations will restart in the country in a "calibrated manner" from May 25.
Earlier this month, thr AAI had said in a communication to airport managers across the country that all airports should remain prepared to handle flight operations.
FROM ORIGIN TO AIRPORT
-DO’S
- Maintain social distancing and minimum touch.
- Traveller to certify the status of his/her health through the Aarogya Setu App or a self-declaration form.
- Use of digital payment methods.
- Ensure Web Check-in and obtain a boarding pass.
- Only one check-in bag and one cabin bag allowed.
- Vulnerable persons such as very elderly, pregnant ladies, passengers with ailments are advised to avoid air travel.
- Passenger to download the baggage tag/baggage identification number, print it and affix it on the bag at a prominent place.
- If a passenger fails to print the baggage tag, then he/she should mention the PNR number and his/her name on a piece of paper and tag it with the luggage.
- Passenger must enter the terminal wearing a mask
- Passenger to report at the airport as per revised reporting time of 2 hours.
- Passenger to travel in an authorized taxi/personal vehicle following the norms specified by MHA.
- During transit to the airport, the passenger should take all precautions to prevent infection
DON’TS
- Passenger should reach airport two hours before departure time.
- Those staying in a containment zone should not travel.
- Those tested positive for COVID-19 should not travel.
- Anyone who is not permitted to fly, undertakes an air journey he/she shall be liable for penal action.

 

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