WB govt makes mandatory for Air travelers to submit self-declaration form


Kolkata : West Bengal Government on Tuesday issued fresh guidelines for domestic air travel keeping in mind the safety of passengers during the coronavirus pandemic.

All passengers are required to submit “filled up self-declaration form” at the time of arrival to the state health officials.

The state government has further stated in its guidelines that all passengers shall undergo health screening at the point of departure and only “asymptomatic” passengers shall be allowed to board the plane.

On arrival, health screening shall also be done for all the passengers.

“Asymptomatic passengers will be permitted to go with the advice that they shall self-monitor their health for 14 days. In case they develop any symptoms, they shall inform the local medical officer or state call center 1800 313 444 222/033-23412600,2357 3636/1083/1085 for medical interventions.”

The Mamata Banerjee led government further informed that all samples will be collected for coronavirus test from all symptomatic passengers. “They will be taken to the nearest health facility for sample collection and health condition assessment,” the guidelines read.

“Those, with moderate or severe symptoms, will be admitted to the dedicated Covid health facility and managed accordingly.”

Flights will resume in the state from May 28,2020.