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West Bengal Issues Guidelines for All Domestic Flight Passengers


The government of West Bengal has issued guidelines for all passengers arriving in the state through the domestic flights. The announcement was made after West Bengal allowed the flight operations to be from 28th May, 63 days after the flight ban was announced to curb the spread of COVID-19.
Here are the set of guidelines issued by Government:

1) All passengers entering the state will need to submit a self-declaration form stating they have not tested positive for COVID-19 in the past two months.
2) All Passengers shall undergo health screening at the point of departure, and only asymptomatic passengers shall be allowed to board the plane.
3) A health screening will be done for all passengers upon arrival. All asymptomatic passengers will be allowed to go with advice to self-monitor their health for 14 days. In case they develop any symptoms; they shall inform the local medical officer.
4) All passengers showing COVID-19 symptoms will be taken to the nearest health facility for testing samples
5) Passengers with moderate or severe symptoms will be admitted to a dedicated COVID-19 health facility and managed accordingly.
6) Advisory mandated the adequate availability of sanitisers at different points, regular sanitisation of the airport and adequate publicity for maintenance of social distancing norms and hygiene protocols

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