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Government relaxes rules for covid travel

As per the latest developments, The Civil Aviation Ministry of India has revised covid guidelines where as per the revised guidelines, there will be no compulsion to wear face masks during air travel and air passengers will not be penalised for the same.

Additionally, no fine will be imposed for not wearing a face mask while travelling on a flight.

The latest developments come amid the decline of covid cases and up until now, wearing face masks during the flight was compulsory and had attracted fines.

Reports also have it that any specific reference to fine/penal action need not be announced as part of the in-flight announcements. The requirement for mandatory use of masks or face covers during air travel has been reviewed in consultation with the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare.

Additionally, a piece of good news for international passengers is that the application self-declaration form which was started during the covid19 period, ‘Air Suvidha’ has been removed.

Air Suvidha is a contactless solution by the Ministry of Civil Aviation and Ministry of Health Family Welfare, which is facilitated by Delhi Airport for all international passengers coming to India. It is a self-declaration form for International arriving passengers.

Following the announcement, people flying into India from abroad will no longer need to fill out the Air Suvidha form from November 21-22 at midnight and will also not be required to take an RT-PCR COVID-19 test.

However, All travellers will need to self-monitor their health post-arrival.

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