Passengers Refusing to Wear Mask Can Be Denied Boarding – DGCA

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Passengers who refuses to follow Covid's guidelines at airports and on flights would be de-boarded prior to departure, according to the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA).

After the Delhi High Court ordered the regulatory authority to take action against passengers who do not wear masks at airports and on flights, the order was issued.

The directive further stipulates that any passenger who refuses to wear masks or breaches the 'Covid-19 protocol for passengers,' after repeated warnings, shall be classified as a 'unruly passenger,' with appropriate action taken.

Airport operators have been given the authority under state law to penalise passengers who do not follow Covid's guidelines, and they can even be turned over to security agents.

According to the ruling, the airline must guarantee that all passengers are correctly wearing face masks and that they remain in place during the flight. The injunction said that "the face masks can be removed under exceptional circumstances and for permitted reasons only."

Datchanapriya is a journalism and mass communication student from Chennai. Has always been passionate about writing and connecting with people.

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