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Masks are no longer mandatory in flights; Union Ministry lifts restrictions

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NEW DELHI: In line with the Government of India’s policy of a graded approach to the COVID-19 management response, the Ministry of Civil Aviation’s on Wednesday said that the wearing of masks would no longer be mandatory in the flights and will be only advisable now.

The Ministry also informed that the new rules were reviewed in consultation with Ministry of Health & Family Welfare.

“The in-flight announcements henceforth may only mention that in view of the threat posed by COVID-19, all passengers should preferably use masks/face covers. Any specific reference to fine/penal action need not be announced as part of the in-flight announcements,” read an official statement.

The statement also highlighted, “consolidated COVID-19 instructions for domestic and international air travel issued for passengers, airport operators and airlines issued vide order dated 10.5.2022 stands modified to that extent.”

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