The government has issued detailed guidelines for airlines, airports, passengers and other stakeholders before the resumption of domestic commercial passenger flights from May 25.
While the ministry said it'll prescribe lower and upper limit on air fares, it asked passengers to report at airport two hours before their flight's scheduled time of departure . The Civil Aviation Ministry added that only those that have done web check-in are going to be allowed to enter the terminal building.
Here may be a detailed list of rules announced by the aviation ministry
From Origin to Airport
Familiarise yourself with the new procedures, especially about norms of social distancing, minimum touch, luggage limitations, Covid-I9 declaration, digital payments
Don’t travel if you stay during a containment zone
Register on Aarogya Setu app.
Avoid eleventh hour reaching the airport. Report two hours beforehand of flight time
Ensure web check-in, obtain boarding card
Print the luggage tag and affix it on the bag at a prominent place. just in case you're unable to require a print, write the PNR and therefore the name of the passenger on a bit of paper and paste it on the bag
Download baggage tag with an number
During transit to airport, take all precautions to stop infection
NOTE: within the initial stage, a passenger can carry just one hand baggage and one check-in. Carry minimum baggage as use of trolleys are going to be permitted sparingly
Permission to travel only after a declaration is formed by the passenger. just in case of a PNR having quite one passenger, declaration are going to be for all passengers mentioned within the PNR
When You Reach The Airport
Before entering the terminal, make sure you are wearing protective gear.
Mask is compulsory throughout the journey
Walk towards thermal screening facility near the entry gate.
Get yourself checked for temperature. Get status of your health checked through the Aarogya Setu app or a self-declaration form
Children below 14 years aged are going to be exempted
Once screened, move to the CISF counter at the entry checkpoint. Display card , boarding pass/e-boarding pass
Proceed to baggage drop counter
At the luggage drop counter, display PNR and identification to the staff. After checking baggage tag, the staff will accept it. An electronic slip are going to be sent via SMS
Complete check-in procedure and baggage drop-off a minimum of hour before departure
Arrangements made at airports to guide passengers to steer through the pre-embarkation security screening.
Security staff will practice 'minimum touch' concept to scale back physical contact with passengers.
While waiting within the security hold area, maintain social distancing and sanitisation protocols. Chairs marked 'not for use' shouldn't be occupied
Before boarding, collect your safety kit (three- layered surgical mask, face shield and a sanitiser) near the boarding gate
Boarding for a flight will commence hour before departure and boarding gate are going to be closed 20 minutes before departure.
Self-scan your boarding card
Again show your ID card to the airline staff at the boarding gate
BOARDED? What next
Maintain hygiene and sanitation. Face to face interaction to be minimised.
Minimise use of toilet and avoid any nonessential movement
Only one companion for youngsters and elderly to be allowed
No meal services within the aircraft. bottle are going to be made available within the gallery area or on seats
You will not be permitted to consume any eatables inside the aircraft during the flight
No paper/magazine are going to be available within the aircraft
No on-board sale of any item
lf you are feeling uncomfortable, fatigued or have cough, notify the crew
From Airport to destination
Follow instructions and don’t rush to exit gate
Social distance/sanitation should be maintained at gate
Wait near the luggage hold area till your luggage arrives
Transit passenger won't be allowed to return out of the transit area
How to exit airport
Use the authorised taxi maintaining the prescribed hygiene protocols
Follow social distancing and hygiene while travelling back to your destination
Once you've got arrived, adhere to health protocols as are prescribed by the destination state or UT.
The AAI on Thursday noon issued a SOP to airport operators for recommencement of domestic flights from May 25 onwards. This came each day after Civil Aviation Minister Hardeep Singh Puri announced that flight services will resume during a calibrated manner.
Civil Aviation Minister Hardeep Singh Puri, however, didn't mention on Tuesday from when international passenger flights will resume.