Govt relaxes mask rules on flights; inflight announcements will only be advisories

Any specific reference to fine or penal action need not be announced as part of the inflight announcements.

FPJ Web DeskUpdated: Wednesday, November 16, 2022, 04:04 PM IST
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Ministry of Civil Aviation has released notification regarding the new guidelines for COVID-19. According to the notification, "In line with the Government of India's policy of graded approach of COVID-19 management response, the in-flight henceforth may only mention that in view of the threat posed by COVID-19, all passengers should preferably use mask or face covers. Any specific reference to fine or penal action need not be announced as part of the inflight announcements. Hence, consolidated COVID-19 instructions for domestic & international air travel issued for passengers, airport operators and airlines issued vide order dated 10.5.2022 stands modified to that extent."

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