DCA permits staggered arrival of flights in state - ECAS Punjab

DCA permits staggered arrival of flights in state

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Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, July 4

Sharing the final policy for landing of flights carrying Indians stranded abroad at the Mohali and Amritsar airports, Director, Civil Aviation (DCA), Punjab, Girish Dayalan said requests were being received in this regard from various airlines/charter/other operators.

In view of this, permission would be granted to airlines, charter services and deportation flights to land at the airports with certain conditions during Unlock 2.0, he said. Primarily, to facilitate easier transport, the airlines should ensure that the flights carrying the passengers of other states such as Haryana, Himachal Pradesh and UT Chandigarh may land in Mohali, while passengers from Jammu amp; Kashmir may land in Amritsar.

Self-isolation must

Except for frequent travellers, all persons reaching Punjab will have to undergo self-quarantine for 14 days and during this period, they will have to update their health status daily on the COVA app or call officials on 112.

After consulting the district administration and reviewing the capacity of handling incoming passengers and ensuring proper institutional quarantine, the arrival of flights may be staggered, allowing only two flights a day at one airport. Under exceptional circumstances, more flights may be considered, he said.

Meanwhile, in view of the rising cases of Covid, the Punjab Government has issued an advisory for all persons travelling to the state. This advisory will be applicable from Sunday onwards.

In accordance with the advisory, any person, whether major or minor, coming to Punjab via any mode i.e. road, rail or air, shall henceforth and till further orders be medically screened on entering the state and will be required to e-register himself/herself through any of the following means before starting his journey to Punjab. The person must download the COVA app on his phone and register himself and each member of the family travelling with him.

After that, he has to download the e-registration slip and paste it on the windscreen of the vehicle, if travelling by a personal vehicle through road or carry it with him in the phone if travelling in public transport.

Alternatively, e-registration can be done by logging on to


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