India orders to wear mask for air passengers

June 9, 2022

Amid rising cases of coronavirus in the country, India on Wednesday issued new guidelines for air passengers and made face masks mandatory at all airports and inside the flights.

The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) on Wednesday ordered airlines and airports to ensure that passengers wear masks at all stages of their journey.

Airlines will also have to make regular announcements on COVID-appropriate behaviour such as wearing masks and hand hygiene. Those who fail to adhere to these norms could be de-boarded from flights or treated as “unruly passengers” who are liable to be banned from flying for a minimum of three months.