What are the Guidelines and Documents Required for Domestic Flights?

In case you are not carrying your ID proof or just happen to lose it close to the date of your domestic flight within the country, Travolook brings to you a list of valid documents that can help you still sail through and a list of alternative documents that you can and should carry with you while you are flying from one state /city to another within India. We will also give you an insight into the guidelines to be kept in mind during domestic travelling.  Let’s take a look.

By and large, for domestic flights in India; it is required to carry government-issued photo identity (ID) evidence in addition to the E-Ticket. At the check-in desk, both airport security and the airline verify the same. You can also carry soft copies for identification. According to a circular published by BCA, the aviation security agency Mobile Aadhaar, or an Aadhaar card in digital form via the mobile app mAadhaar, may now be used as identification at airports.

Documents Required for Travel in Flights

  • Valid Passport
  • Valid Driving Licence
  • Election Photo Identification Card
  • PAN card issued by the Income Tax department
  • Employer-issued photo identification card (government and reputable private sector organisations)
  • Children should bring their school identification cards or any other photo identification evidence
  • Valid birth certificates for newborns must be shown at check-in.
  • Passports are the only authorized ID for foreign nationals travelling on domestic flights. he The passport of the passenger must be valid for at least six months from the date of travel.

Travel Guidelines

Infants and minors accompanied by their parents or guardians who are genuine passengers with appropriate identity evidence as indicated above will not be required to provide identification. However it may also be noted that unaccompanied minors will have to provide legitimate identification documents.

According to government regulations, each flying passenger above the age of 14 must download the Aarogya Setu app to their mobile device. This app is required to board a domestic aircraft since its report on your health condition is required to demonstrate that you are fit to travel. All passengers must submit a health self-declaration form along with their Aarogya Setu app health data.

In India, State governments are releasing a range of travel recommendations. Before travelling, passengers should verify the state-specific restrictions adhering to Covid instructions such as mask wearing, vaccination evidence, testing, and quarantine regulations.

In case the traveller is not fully vaccinated, he needs to get a virus test 1-3 days before he takes the domestic flight. There are certain identification rules for the differently abled as well. A passbook issued by a nationalised bank, pension card, disability photo identification and service photo ID card of central/state government, PSU, local bodies and private limited company will be acceptable.

  • Face-to-face interactions should be as less as possible.
  • Avoid using washroom facilities and remain seated for the entire duration of the flight unless absolutely necessary.
  • Airlines will not serve any meals during the domestic flight. Water bottles will be available.
  • No food consumption is allowed on flights.

Precautionary Guidelines

Vaccines – They remain the most effective health measure to protect you from transmission and to ensure entry in the aircraft. Being fully vaccinated is a must before you undertake any flight travel – domestic or International.

Masks -As per the latest guidelines laid down by The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) passengers who do not adhere to the rule of wearing a mask or wearing a mask properly will be taken off the aircraft. In further directions to the airlines, airport operators and Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) will have to ensure that passengers wear masks and maintain social distancing norms throughout travel and even generally when they are within the airport premises.

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