Mandatory requirement of face masks during air travel is over, the Ministry of Civil Aviation issued guidelines
Issuing new guidelines, the Ministry of Civil Aviation has abolished the mandatory wearing of face masks during air travel, which was made mandatory by the Central Government two years ago in 2020 due to the Covid-19 epidemic.
The cases of corona infection have reduced considerably in the country and the havoc of the virus has also remained almost non-existent, in view of which the Ministry of Civil Aviation has abolished the necessity of face masks. After this, no fine will be imposed for not wearing a face mask during air travel. However, this exemption has been given only to domestic air passengers. For international air passengers, the ministry has advised them to still wear face masks as before.
The Ministry of Civil Aviation has clearly stated that wearing face masks is not mandatory, but passengers should use masks even after the decreasing number of coronavirus cases.
According to the data of the Union Ministry of Health, the number of active coronavirus cases in the country is about 0.02%. At the same time, the recovery rate has increased to 98.79%. At the same time, the number of active patients has come down from 7,918 to 7,561. With this, a total of 5,30,535 people have died due to Corona virus so far. Apart from this, 2 people have died due to corona in the last 24 hours, in which one patient from Gujarat and the other from Rajasthan.
Earlier, the DGCA had issued instructions to declare passengers refusing to wear face masks as 'profligates' and debar them from flying for a period of time. In such a situation, the passengers who did not wear masks properly were asked to wear masks properly and action was also taken against those who did not obey. After the new guidelines of the Ministry of Civil Aviation, no action will be taken if the passengers do not wear masks.