Solely these passengers who’ve downloaded the Aarogya Setu app on their cellphones ought to be allowed to journey as soon as business flight operations start from Might 25, the Airports Authority of India (AAI) stated as a part of new SOPs. Passengers is not going to be served meals through the journey, it stated. The brand new SOPs have been introduced simply days earlier than home business flight operations from Might 25. Airports have additionally been suggested to make sure that preserve social distancing amongst passengers utilizing chairs by blocking these seats that aren’t for use, with correct markers/tapes. The AAI manages greater than 100 airports throughout the nation. Nonetheless, main airports like Delhi, Mumbai, Bengaluru and Hyderabad are managed by personal firms.
Listed below are the do’s and do not below new SOPs:
Aarogya Setu app should for all
Aarogya Setu app is necessary for all besides youngsters under 14 years of age, the Airport Authority stated. All different departing passengers should be registered on the app on their cellphones and will probably be verified by the CISF or the airport employees on the entry gate of the terminal constructing, the AAI stated.
Passengers to succeed in two hours earlier than departure
Passengers ought to attain airport two hours earlier than the scheduled time of departure. Those that have departure in subsequent 4 hours will solely be allowed to enter the terminal constructing.
Entry gates should be saved open to keep away from crowding
The AAI instructed airport operators that each one entry gates of the terminal constructing should be saved open in an effort to keep away from crowding.
Carpets soaked with bleach should to disinfect footwear
Mats or carpets soaked with bleach – sodium hypochlorite answer – should be positioned on the entrance of the terminal constructing to disinfect footwear, the SOP stated.
Solely web-check allowed, get baggage tag on-line too
One check-in bag per passenger; baggage tag to be printed on-line and hooked up to baggage
Bag should be dropped off a minimum of one hour earlier than flight.
Senior residents, pregnant ladies ought to keep away from journey
The ministry has stated weak individuals, together with the aged, pregnant ladies and passengers with well being points ought to keep away from air journey.
Use of trolleys to be discouraged in departure/ arrival space
Passengers ought to be discouraged to make use of trolleys in departure or arrival space, new SOP says. Choose few passengers who require trolley on account of real causes will probably be offered on request foundation solely,” it said.
No newspapers, magazines in terminal constructing
Airport operators should make sure that no newspapers and magazines are offered anyplace within the terminal constructing, the SOP stated.
No passengers from containment zones allowed
No meals to be served
Passengers is not going to be offered meals through the flight, the SOP says, including passengers is not going to be permitted to carry their very own meals. Water bottles will probably be saved on each seat.