Port Blair, June 3: The Andaman & Nicobar Administration has decided to recommence the helicopter services in the Inter-Island sector w.e.f. June 4, 2020, in pursuance of the Guidelines for Phased Reopening (Unlock 1) issued by the Ministry of Home Affairs. The resumption of the service shall be by observing the Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) notified by the Director of Civil Aviation.

- Passengers should report at the airport / helipad 01 hour before the departure time.

- All passengers shall undergo thermal screening at the point of departure and only asymptomatic passengers will be allowed to board the flight/ helicopter.

- All passengers to furnish a self health declaration in the prescribed format and submit the same at the point of departure.

- At airports/ helipads required measures to ensure social distancing shall be taken.

- During boarding and travel, all passengers shall use face covers/ mask.

- They will also follow hand hygiene, respiratory hygiene and maintain environmental hygiene.

- On arrival at the point of destination, thermal screening of all passengers shall be done by the local health authorities.

- All passengers to share their contact details and residential address with Administration for record.

- All asymptomatic passengers will be allowed to travel to their residence/ next destination by local / private transport.

- All symptomatic/ suspect cases in passengers, as assessed by the health authorities will be isolated at the designated COVID Care Centre (CCC)

In addition to the above, all Instructions/ Guidelines/ directives of the Ministries of Home Affairs, Civil Aviation, Health & Family Welfare and SOPs issued by the Govt. of India from time to time shall be strictly followed.