Aarogya Setu app has been made obligatory for airline passengers as per the Commonplace Working Process (SOP) issued by the Airports Authority of India (AAI). This comes after home flights had been introduced to renew from Could 25 by the Civil Aviation Ministry. The rule is part of SOP which were issued to airways and airport operators earlier than the passenger airways begin to function once more. Aside from the usage of the app, the usage of masks and gloves, and thermal screening of passengers will even be necessary.
“All departing passengers should compulsorily be registered with ‘Aarogya Setu’ app on their mobiles and the identical shall be verified by CISF/Airport employees on the entry gate,” AAI doc reads.
AAI has famous that the app won’t be necessary for youngsters under the age of 14 years who want to fly. Furthermore, passengers “not exhibiting Inexperienced” on Aarogya Setu app won’t be allowed to enter into the airports. Aarogya Setu has already been made necessary for prepare passengers within the nation.
The passengers have been requested to reach on the airport 2 hours earlier than the scheduled departure of their flights. Solely these passengers shall be allowed to enter who’ve their flight within the subsequent four hour hours.
Earlier than their entry, thermal screening of all of the passengers shall be achieved. Social distancing norms should be adopted on the screening zones, entry gates, airport terminal, and so forth. Passengers shall be reminded of the norms via show techniques and boards on the airport.
There’s nonetheless no readability whether or not the passengers who do not personal a smartphone or Jio Cellphone shall be allowed to fly or not. Notably, Aarogya Setu app is at the moment solely accessible for Android and iOS smartphones in addition to KaiOS-based Jio Cellphone fashions. There isn’t any model accessible for characteristic telephones proper now. Extra info on the SOP and resumption of flights is anticipated in the present day at 3pm when Civil Aviation Minister Hardeep Puri shall be addressing a press convention.
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