Updated: May 30, 2020
The entire world is affected by deadly CoronaVirus. The virus has claimed more than 2 lac lives, and there seems no end to it. But we have to learn to live with it. Thinking along the same line, the Government of India has given the green signal to domestic flights from 25th May 2020 onwards. The decision was made to bring life back to normal that was stranded for more than two months now. A list of travelling protocols and guidelines for the travellers has been issued by the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare to ensure everyone’s safety.
Indian Railway is all set to allow 100 trains to operate from 1st June which will include Durontos, Jan Shatabdis, Sampark Krantis & Purva Express. Domestic Flights resumed service from 25th May 2020, two months after the ban. All passengers boarding public transport will have to go through a thermal check-up and only those showing asymptotic behaviour will be allowed to board the bus/train/flight.
According to the Government guideline, Aarogya Setu App on your phone is mandatory for travelling. A list of Dos and Donts will be provided to all the passengers to follow while travelling, e.g. social-distancing, use of face covers or masks, and maintaining hand hygiene, respiratory hygiene and environmental hygiene.
All airports, bus terminals, metros and buses need to be sanitised regularly to avoid contamination. While travelling, anyone having Covid-19 symptoms will be directly taken to the nearest health facility and put under strict quarantine. If found positive, they will stay in COVID care centre and will be managed as per medical protocol. If found negative, they will be allowed to go but will have to isolate and monitor themselves for 7 days.
It is advised that all non-essential travel must be avoided to ensure one’s safety. Travelling will remain challenging for everyone even after this decision. The States & Union Territories are incorporating their protocols to handle incoming and outgoing passengers. All travellers must understand that their safety is in their own hands. Being cautious and responsible while travelling will not only save their lives but will also save others.