Not wearing mask during flights can land you under No-Flying list

Not following Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) while you are boarding flight? Rethink your decision as this step of you can lead to add your name to No-Fly list.

As per the latest development, the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) has asked airlines to put passenger name in no-fly list of those who are found violating Standard Operating Procedures and not wearing mask during flight. You would not be allowed to fly if you are not following Covid-19 related protocols.

As the lockdown has eased and airlines are granted permission to serve in-flight meals on domestic, hot meals and alcohol on international flights, there are guidelines that are needed to be followed by airlines that are laid out by the government.

And the new guideline for passengers flying is that they should not remove facemasks intentionally as it poses the risk to other passengers. This will end up adding the passengers name in no-fly list and it can be done either by the cabin crew or flight commander. Passengers can remove the facemask for legitimate reasons and when it is absolutely necessary to remove.

The no-fly list in India is governed by the Civil Aviation requirement by the DGCA, which according to their new guidelines has mentioned that they can remove the passenger and add them in no-fly list. And as per SOP, the airline should offer its passengers with face shield, mask and sanitizer prior boarding the flight.

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