Covid-19: The use of masks during air travel is no longer required to stop the spread of COVID-19, although travellers are encouraged to do so whenever possible, according to the Civil Aviation Ministry on November 16. The revelation was made when the nation’s coronavirus cases were on the decline.
Until recently, wearing a mask or facial cover while flying was required.
The ministry stated that the most recent decision was made in accordance with the government’s policy of a tiered approach to COVID-19 management response in a statement to the scheduled airlines.
“… the in-flight announcements henceforth may only mention that in view of the threat posed by COVID-19, all passengers should preferably use mask/face covers,” the communication said.
Additionally, it stated that any explicit mention of a fine or other sanction was not required to be made during in-flight announcements.
According to the most recent official data, the number of active coronavirus cases in the nation represented just 0.02 percent of all infections, and the recovery rate improved to 98.79 percent.
4,41,28,580 persons have recovered from the illness, and the case fatality rate has been reported at 1.19 percent.