DGCA issues social distancing norms for airlines, airports

DGCA issues social distancing norms for airlines, airports

The DGCA on Monday issued a set of guidelines concerning social distancing for airlines and airport staffers. According to these rules, airport authorities have been asked to ensure the following conditions:

• Adequate spacing at check-in counters between passengers and between each counter

• Availability of adequate staff for guiding passengers at check-in counters, during security checks

• Passengers have been advised to sit at an adequate distance in the waiting area while keeping one seat vacant between them

• Boarding is done while avoiding a cluster of passengers

• Provision of sanitizers for staff, passengers upon entry into the aircraft

• Cabin crew has to maintain adequate distance while serving passengers

• Seat allocation to be done in a manner where the seat between two passengers has to be kept vacant