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The Civil Aviation Ministry of India has released a new set of regulations and guidelines to be followed when taking a flight starting May 25. We’ve listed them for you. By Kumar Shree

Airlines, airports, passengers, and other stakeholders — everyone gets a new set of regulations by the government before resuming domestic flights starting May 25.

1. Before Reaching The Airport

  • Update yourself with the new rules about social distancing, health declarations, luggage limits, and payments.
  • Refrain from travelling at all if you put up in a containment zone.
  • Downloading and registering on the Aarogya Setu app is a must.
  • Web check-in yourself and get the boarding pass.
  • Print the baggage tag and put it on your bag. If you don’t have the facility to print, write the passenger’s name and PNR number on a piece of paper and paste it on the bag.
  • Download the baggage tag that has an identification number on it.
  • Ensure maximum safety while travelling to the airport.
  • Carry only one hand baggage and one check-in luggage.
  • You will be allowed to travel only after making a declaration.
  • Reach the airport two hours ahead of your flight’s departure time.

 

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2. At The Airport

  • Put on your protective gear before entering the terminal.
  • Get your health status through the Aarogya Setu App or a self-declaration form.
  • Pass through the CISF entry point.
  • Proceed to the baggage drop counter. You will get a receipt of it through SMS.
  • Complete the check-in and baggage drop 60 minutes prior to the departure of your flight.
  • After passing through the security check, collect your safety kit near the boarding gate.

 

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3. Inside The Aircraft

  • Maintain distancing and hygiene.
  • Stick to your seat and avoid using lavatories.
  • Do not consume any eatables.
  • Inform the crew of any uneasiness.
  • Note that there will be no meal service, however, you can get water.

4. Getting Out Of The Airport And Reaching Your Place

  • Maintain social distancing at all points.
  • Use only authorised taxi services.

Related: #StepAhead: Domestic Flights To Resume Operations From Monday, May 25th