Resumption of Flight: Flyers can carry up to 350 ml of hand sanitizer on board the aircraft; without boarding pass stamping

NEW DELHI: Preparing for the resumption of flight in the coming days, the aviation ministry allowed passengers to carry 350ml hand sanitizers with them on planes and also removed the sealing of security control boarding passes by CISF. The (BCAS) Bureau issued twin orders Wednesday that allowed this due to a pandemic. Domestic flights are expected to resume gradually as Prime Minister soon Narendra Modi hinted at more relaxations in the upcoming 4.0 lock.

Entitled to improve the allowable limit of hand sanitizer for carry-on baggage, the order issued by the BCAS Joint DG states: Due to the spread of coronavirus infection, passengers are recommended to use hand sanitizer frequently. . Therefore, it has been decided that passengers boarding an aircraft may carry up to 350 ml ... liquid hand sanitizer in their carry-on luggage or on their person ... to declare items transported in accordance with (these ) instructions.

This order will be in force for three months from Wednesday, that is, until August 13, 2020.

It has been decided to dispense with the procedure for sealing the passenger boarding pass that is being carried out by the aviation security group after completing the pre-shipment security check (PESC) of the passenger in question, until further orders. The airport operator shall ensure that the required monitoring system of high definition fixed CCTV cameras and supporting infrastructure are maintained at all times at PESC points at a height adequate for the passenger boarding pass and identity register digitally, the order said.

CCTV recordings will be kept for 30 days and this order will take effect with immediate effect.

Both orders have been issued with the approval of BCAS DG.

The existing rule for transporting up to 100 ml of liquid/gel/paste on board will remain the same.