However, don’t expect airports to look the same to them before the global coronavirus epidemic spreads earlier this year.
The safety rows have been spaced so that passengers can socially distance themselves and everyone has to go through a temperature screening station and fill out a travel announcement form.
Once they reach the safety and exit areas, passengers will notice that the chairs are empty and there are floor markers to indicate where to stand.
A worker marks a square on the ground at the Rajiv Gandhi International Airport in Hyderabad.
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But there will be different experiences on the planes as well.
Cabin crew must wear full body PPE, passengers must wear masks. For the time being, there is no food or beverage service on the planes, but passengers are allowed to bring some items with them – provided that the food is “dry” (thoughts or crackers) and not “wet”.
Travelers will also be allowed to carry only a small piece of luggage (like a purse, laptop bag or briefcase) per person and will have to check everything else.
Due to the fact that India’s borders are closed to non-residents, only domestic flights now operate on carriers such as Air India and SpiceJet.
In order not to lose control of prices, the government has introduced price caps on tickets.