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India's Airports Begin Reopening, Using Technology And Social Distancing To Keep Travelers Safe
Airports in India are beginning to reopen and introducing new procedures in the process after two months of being closed.
With the help of technology and social distancing, travelers can expect to remain safe while traveling through India’s airports.
For example, if you’re flying into Indira Gandhi International Airport in New Delhi, you can expect to check-in online before arriving at the airport as well as scanning your boarding pass prior to entering the building.
Passengers are required to practice social distancing while going through security and everyone has to have their temperature checked as well as completing a travel declaration form.
After making your way through security, you will notice marks on the floor that tell you where to stand.
The changes don’t just stop at the airport, they will also be implemented on flights.
Flight crews will be required to wear personal protective equipment and passengers will have to keep their masks on. There will be no food or beverages served on the flight but travelers are allowed to bring their own food with them as long as the food is dry (chips, crackers…etc).
When traveling through India’s airports, you’ll also only be allowed to have one piece of carry-on luggage per person. All other bags will be required to be checked.
Air India and SpiceJet are currently only flying domestically as India’s international borders are still closed.
India has over 130,000 confirmed cases and over 3,000 deaths from COVID-19, according to data from the World Health Organisation (WHO).