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DGCA recommends wearing masks during air travel

Arun Kumar, Director General of Civil Aviation has said that it is still recommended to wear a mask during air travel in India.

People may not be wearing masks in the cities of Delhi and Mumbai, but it is still important to carry masks when at airports, and taking flights in the country.

Last year in March, the DGCA had said that passengers who refuse to wear masks on flight, will be deboarded, and considered unruly. This rule continues to apply, so if you are travelling, it is best to wear masks, use sanitizer, and continue to practise social distancing. COVID appropriate behaviour is still the order of the day.

Maharashtra has however lifted the mask mandate in the state, so people are not required to wear it in the public. There has been a gradual decrease in active cases, and deaths from COVID 19. So, one does not have to wear masks at weddings, gyms, hotels, and buses in the state. Delhi too has decided not to penalise people who are not wearing masks in the public.

However, that is not the case for airports in Delhi and Mumbai, or anywhere else in the country.

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