Domestic airlines have urged the Ministry of Civil Aviation to make COVID-19 vaccine optional for flyers carrying a negative RT-PCR report for air travel. Carriers noted that the COVID-19 vaccine certificate should be added as an optional arrangement for air travel.
Representatives of airlines have recommended that if the passenger has taken both the doses of any COVID-19 vaccine or if he has taken a single dose and the passenger is in the safe category in the Arogya Setu app, then he/she should be allowed to travel by air without any issue.
At present, RT PCR negative report is required for air travel in different states, but all the states are not following the same rules.
On behalf of the airlines, representatives said that in case of an emergency journey or if there’s a delay in procuring an RT PCR report, COVID-19 vaccine certificates can come in handy.