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India relaxes restrictions for international travel

India relaxes restrictions for international travel

India relaxes restrictions for international travel

As scheduled international flights resume operations from Sunday after a two-year gap following the pandemic, the Indian government has revised the guidelines, relaxing many of the existing Covid-19 related restrictions.

Cabin crew members do not need to wear personal protective equipment kits, while security personnel at airports can resume pat-down search of passengers when it is needed.

Airlines also do not need to keep three seats vacant on international flights for medical emergencies. The rules have been relaxed to ensure “a smooth conduct of air operations”.

But wearing of protective face masks and maintenance of hand hygiene/sanitisers is compulsory both at airports and on flights.