Airports Authority of India (AAI) on Friday released the standard operating procedures for airports ahead of the gradual resumption of flights from May 25.
Passengers have to be thermally screened and must have Aarogya Setu on their mobiles, except children below 14. If they don’t show “green” or do not have the government contact tracing app, they will not be allowed in.
Passengers should reach the airport two hours before departure
Passengers will be allowed into the terminal building if their flights are within four hours
State governments and administrations have to ensure public transport and private taxis for passengers and airline crew
Only personal vehicles or select cab services will be allowed to take passengers and staff to the airport or from it.
All passengers have to wear masks and gloves
For physical distancing in passenger seating areas, chairs to be taped off or marked
All staff should have hand sanitizers and Personal Protective Equipment as directed by the home ministry
Trolleys will not be allowed in the arrival or departure sections, except for special cases, for which they will be disinfected.
Airport operators should make arrangements for sanitizing baggage before entry
All entry gates of the terminal will be opened to avoid crowding
Social distancing marks or stickers at a distance of at least a meter will be provided at the entry gates, screening zones, and terminals.
Mats or carpets soaked with bleach will be placed at the entrance to disinfect shoes
Counters with Plexiglas or face shields for staff wherever there is interaction with passengers
Newspapers or magazines will not be provided in the terminal buildings or lounges
Employees with high fever, difficulty in breathing or cough will not be allowed entry into the airport
When flights land, passengers will be allowed to leave the plane in batches, sequentially