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The need that airlines keep three seats free for social distancing has been eliminated, according to the Airports Authority of India's amended norms for foreign flights, which will resume tomorrow.

According to the amended criteria, crew members are no longer required to have a complete personal protective equipment (PPE) gear.

The pat-down search by security staff at airports has also been reinstated.

Inside airports and aircraft, however, masks will still be required.

Following a coronavirus outbreak, scheduled international passenger flights have been banned in India since March 23, 2020. However, under air bubble procedures, special passenger flights have been flying between India and roughly 45 countries starting July 2020.