The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) on Saturday issued a circular regarding the strict compliance of COVID-19 protocols during air travel in India.
Meanwhile, the passengers will be de-boarded if they don’t wear masks properly inside the aircraft or don’t follow COVID-19 appropriate behaviour during air travel in India.
“If a passenger violates protocol despite repeated warnings then the passenger will be treated as ‘unruly passenger’,” it stated.
The mask would not be moved below the nose except under exceptional circumstances, it added.
The DGA directed the Airport Director and Terminal Manager to ensure that the passengers are wearing masks properly and do maintain distance at all times within the Airport premises.
In case, any passenger is not following COVID-19 protocols, they would be handed over to security agencies after proper warning and, if required, they may be dealt as per law.
On board the aircraft, in case any passenger does not wear mask properly even after repeated warnings, they would be deboarded. The development comes after India reported 24,882 new cases, the highest spike this year.
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