The Time Has Now Come To Open Up Again, Says Aviation Minister | Read

PUBLISHED ON: May 21, 2020 | Duration: 54 min, 23 sec

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The gradual opening up of air travel comes as India's cases of coronavirus crossed 1.12 lakh, according to the Health Ministry, increasing 5,609 over the previous day.

What flying will look like starting Monday - these are the new rules declared by the Civil Aviation Ministry:

Report to airport 2 hours before flights
Face mask essential
Only web-check in allowed, get baggage tag online too
One check-in bag per passenger; baggage tag to be printed online and attached to luggage
No passengers from containment zones allowed
Passengers to use Aarogya Setu app or self-declaration form with contact information
Maintain social distancing at all places, follow markers and signs for this

At The Airport

Passengers must have mask on
Passenger should go through thermal screening
Baggage receipt upon drop off at counter will be confirmed via SMS to passenger's phone
Bag must be dropped off at least one hour before flight
Security staff to have minimum physical contact with passengers
The passengers should show status of Aarogya Setu to staff. If they don't have Aarogya Setu, they need to download it right there. Children below 14 don't need the app
Circles, square or tensor barrier to ensure physical distancing
Security staff will practice 'minimum touch'
Chairs marked 'Not For Use' should not be occupied
Passengers to collect safety kit, mask, face shield, sanitiser near the boarding gate
Passenger to scan in boarding pass near gate, show ID card to staff

On Flights

Passenger to board the aircraft in sequential manner
Passenger advised to minimize use of lavatory
No queuing on planes for bathrooms, only one companion with children and elderly
No meals to be served, passengers cannot bring their own food. Water bottles kept on every seat
No newspapers/magazines allowed on board
Upon arrival, passengers to wait with social distancing for baggage to arrive
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