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DGCA released guidelines on Social distancing to prevent Coronavirus

Date: 2020-03-25 15:11:48


Aviation regulator Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) released a slew of measures for airlines and airports on social distancing aginst COVID-19.

Highlights:
♦ The guidelines stated to ensure adequate space between passengers and check-in counters and leaving one seat vacant between two passengers, among others.
♦ It asked to maintain adequate spacing, minimum one metre, at check-in counters between passengers and also between individual counters.
♦ Airlines should ensure the availability of adequate staff for guiding the passengers at check-in counters and during security checks.
♦ Airlines must ensure that boarding is done in a manner to avoid bunching of passengers at any time and also ensure adequate spacing between passengers in boarding lines.
♦ The airlines must provide sanitizers for staff and passengers at the entry of the aircraft.
♦ The cabin crew should maintain adequate distance while serving the passengers.
♦ Seat allocation at the time of check-in should be done in a manner to ensure that the seat between two passengers is kept empty.
♦ Any other action as deemed appropriate to ensure social distancing is maintained.