Air passengers no longer have to wear face shield

Kathmandu: The use of face shields, which is mandatory for domestic air travel, has been removed.

The Airline Operators Association Nepal (AOAN) has stated that the mandatory use of face shield has been removed with effect from September 1 (Wednesday).

The airlines have stopped distributing the face shields saying that the face shield has not been used during the worldwide journey, the transmission of the corona epidemic has decreased and garbage has spread in the airport premises. The association has stated that it has decided to remove the use of mandatory face shield and wear only a mask.

In the midst of the Corona epidemic, face shields were required to prevent the spread of infection during air travel.

Passenger pressure on air travel has increased tremendously at a time when road transport is suffering due to the rainy season. Accordingly, the companies have also increased the number of flights.