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Kolkata airport resumes flight ops in West Bengal after 2 months

COVID-19 Lockdown: Domestic flight operations resume at Kolkata airport after two months


Domestic flight operations to and from Kolkata resumed on Thursday, May 28. This is after a gap of two months due to the COVID-19 lockdown. Though domestic flight operations had started from May 25 across the nation. Kolkata delayed it due to, relief and restoration work being carried out after Cyclone Amphan lashed its fury in the state.

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The first flight from Kolkata left for Guhawati at 6.05 am with 40 passengers.  Whereas 122 passengers arrived from New Delhi on Thursday morning.

Kolkata airport welcomed passengers with a tweet,

As reported by PTI, From May 28 10 flights will take off from Kolkata and an equal number will arrive in Kolkata. Domestic flight operations will also resume at Bagdogra airport in north Bengal too.

Here are the new guidelines for people arriving in the state in domestic flights:

1. Passengers entering the state from Thursday must submit a self-declaration form stating that they have not tested positive for COVID-19 in the past two months.

2. The passengers will also need to undergo health screening after they arrive at the airport.

3. Arrangements for contact-less travel with social-distancing norms have been readied at the city airport to keep
passengers safe from COVID-19.

4. An “absolute contact-less procedure” with “least possible surface touch” will be provided to passengers from the
time of entering the airport till boarding the flight under the new arrangement.

5. Those with moderate or severe symptoms will be admitted to the dedicated Covid-19 health facility. Those with
mild symptoms will be asked to go for home or institutional isolation.

Also Read: Domestic flights resume: Karnataka, Punjab, Kerala order 14-day quarantine after flight

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