Aarogya Setu app is now compulsory for airline passengers as per the Standard Operating Procedure (SOP). Issued by the Airports Authority of India (AAI). This comes after the announcement of domestic flights. To resume from May 25 by the Civil Aviation Ministry.
The guideline is a part of SOP, issued to airlines and airport operators before the passenger airlines start to operate again. Apart from the use of the app, the use of masks and gloves, and thermal screening of passengers will also be mandatory.
Aarogya Setu App rules
“All departing passengers must compulsorily be registered with ‘Aarogya Setu’ app on their mobiles and the same shall be verified by CISF/Airport staff at the entry gate,” AAI document reads.
AAI has noted that the app will not be mandatory for children below the age of 14 years who wish to fly. Moreover, passengers “not showing Green” on Aarogya Setu app will not be able to enter into the airports. Aarogya Setu has already been made mandatory for train passengers in the country.
Rules for Passengers
The passengers need to arrive at the airport 2 hours before the scheduled departure of their flights. Only those passengers can enter who have their flight in the next 4 hours.
Before their entry, thermal screening of all the passengers will be done. Social distancing norms will have to be followed at the screening zones, entry gates, airport terminal, etc. Airports will be reminding the norms through display systems and boards to the passengers at the airport.
There is still no clarity whether the passengers who don’t own a smartphone or Jio Phone have the permit to fly or not. Notably, Aarogya Setu app is currently only available for Android and iOS smartphones as well as KaiOS-based Jio Phone models. There is no version available for feature phones right now.