Wednesday, November 11, 2020

More flights for Andaman; Strict implementation of COVID19 protocols for incoming passengers

Port Blair: As the number of flights operating between the Port Blair and Mainland India has been increased, the District Administration of South Andaman has geared up to ensure that all COVID-19 protocols are strictly following by incoming passengers and visiting tourists at Veer Savarkar International Airport Port Blair. 
 As per information from VSI Airport sources, now on Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday there will be five flights while on Monday, Thursday and Friday there will be six flights. On Sunday there will be seven flights till March 27, 2021. Four direct flights a week have also been made available for Bengaluru. 
This new schedule, issued on 09.11.2020, will remain effective till March 27, 2021 Since the first nation-wide lockdown, the numbers of flights to Andaman was reduced to a mere five a week to contain the spread of COVID-19 virus in Andaman but since last two months, the number of flights are being gradually increased, which will also increase the risk of getting more COVID-19 cases to Andaman from Mainland India. 
 Meanwhile, the Deputy Commissioner (South Andaman) visited VSI Airport on Tuesday along with the Superintendent of Police (South Andaman) and had deliberated with the Airport Authority, CISF and Airline operators in view of the opening up of the tourism sector and increase of the footfall of passengers due to the increased number of flights. During the deliberation, it has been emphasized that keeping in view of the increase in the footfall due to the recent opening of tourism-related activities in A&N Islands by the A&N Administration, the District Administration with the co-operation of stakeholders has decided to facilitate all the incoming passengers and tourists by following COVID-19 protocol.
 11/11/20 UNI
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