- Domestic flights from 25 May 2020
- Trains resuming its services from June 1, 2020.
With the resumption of domestic air services from today, the Ministry of health and family affairs issued a comprehensive list of guidelines for passengers. The release states that state governments can have their own rules and guidelines for the quarantine of the passengers. On Sunday the Ministry guides to follow social distancing at ques of train or flight checking posts or at bus terminals, and masks are made compulsory for every passenger. Passengers are expected to make personal and environmental hygiene. And they have to download Arogya Setu App in their mobile phones. Trains services will be resumed from June 1, 2020.
On the other hand thermal screening will be done for every passenger at ports. Sanitization and availability of soaps should be ensured at every airport/train/bus terminals.
Dos and don’ts for a passenger
- All passengers shall be advised to download the Aarogya Setu app on their mobile devices.
- During boarding and travel, all passengers shall use face covers/mask. They will also follow hand hygiene, respiratory hygiene, and maintain environmental hygiene.
- At airports/railway stations/ bus terminals required measures to ensure social distancing shall be taken.
Dos and don’ts for ports and stations
- Dos and Don’ts shall be provided along with tickets to the travelers by the agencies concerned.
- Suitable announcement about Covid-19 including precautionary measures to be followed shall be made at airports/railway station/bus terminals and in flights/trains/buses.
- The States/UTs shall ensure that all passengers undergo thermal screening at the point of departure and only asymptomatic passengers are allowed to board the flight/train/bus.
- Airports/railway stations/bus terminals should be regularly sanitized/ disinfected and availability of soaps and sanitizers shall be ensured.
- Thermal screening at the exit point shall be arranged.
How should be treated when thermal screening shows
o Asymptomatic: The passengers who have no signs or symptoms will be allowed freely to leave airports/ stations/ bus terminals. They will be required to stay in 14 days’ quarantine. In a bad case they see any symptom arising they can contact and should inform the district surveillance officer or the state/national call centre (1075).
o Symptomatic: The passengers with signs or symptoms will be taken to the nearest hospitals or COVID centre.
o Moderate symptoms: They will be admitted to COVID centre to detect virus and managed accordingly.
COVID -19 stats clearly states that it is increasing with an increase in the number of deaths. Travel with precautions and only when its required. Stay safe and stay updated.