Friday, March 19, 2021

Goa airport urges flyers to comply with Covid norms

Panaji: A day after three fliers were caught for not adhering to Covid-19 norms at Goa International Airport, the Airports Authority of India (AAI) has reiterated its appeal to fliers to ensure that they comply with Covid protocols.

AAI officials said that complacency has set in among passengers, with many seen wearing their masks below their chin or removing their PPE gown aboard flights.

AAI authorities and airlines plan to step up compliance at airports, a move that comes even as Covid-19 cases increase in Goa.

“Passengers feel that Covid-19 has gone. A sort of complacency has set in,” said an official at Goa International Airport.

AAI officials at the Dabolim airbase made an earnest appeal to all passengers last week to wear masks at all time and to comply with the latest guidelines issued by the director general of civil aviation (DGCA).

“AAI has put up sign boards at every location, urging passengers to wear face masks and to frequently sanitise their hands. The airport is also making frequent announcements asking people to comply with safety directions,” said airport director Gagan Malik.

Malik said that right from the beginning, AAI has been strict about wearing masks and frequent sanitisation within the airport terminal.

19/03/21 Times of India

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