Aarogya Setu App Mandatory For Air Travel

by Suchismita Pal
Aarogya Setu App Mandatory For Air Travel

After Indian Railways mandated the Aarogya Setu app for its passengers, the Airport Authority of India (AAI) too has declared the app as a must for air travel. Even the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) has made it compulsory for all those who need to travel by metro, once the services resume. The Government of India had launched the Aarogya Setu app in an effort to monitor and mitigate the spread of coronavirus in the country. The mobile application uses GPS to detect a person’s surroundings and notifies whenever the user is closer to someone affected. It also gives detailed statistics about nearby cases. One can also take a self-help assessment through the Aarogya Setu app.

What’s Happening?

The airlines had already made the app mandatory for those who travelled to India on special evaluation flights under the Vande Bharat Mission. Now the mobile application will become one of the key permits for regular flights too.

Aarogya Setu app
Picture Credits: Gorakhpur Live

AAI has recently released some guidelines that travellers need to abide by once the airlines resume services. Here are the new guidelines to be followed by all passengers:

  • They must have the Aarogya Setu app.
  • Everyone must wear a mask and other protective gears.
  • Passengers should maintain a minimum of 4-feet distance from others.
  • They must avail web-check in facility.
  • They should sanitize hands frequently.
  • Every passenger must cooperate with the airport staff.

Also Read: Aarogya Setu App A Must To Travel By Train

What Else?

Commercial flight operations have been suspended in India till 31st May, 2020. Some carriers like Indigo and Vistara have started taking bookings from June. However, there is a disclaimer on the Vistara website, which states, “In case you make a new booking during these uncertain times, and we are unable to operate flight on the earlier confirmed date due to the further extension of the lockdown, then your PNR will be automatically extended till 31st-Dec-20“.

Aarogya Setu app
Vistara Website

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Have you downloaded the Aarogya Setu app on your phone? If not, download it at the soonest. Amid the pandemic, the app is becoming as vital as our Aadhaar and Voter ID cards. So, better be prepared!