The appointment comes before the likely take-over of the airline's management by the Tata Group under the Centre's divestment programme.
The Civil Aviation Ministry clarified that in case a person faces any difficulty in pre-booking the test, the passenger must not be denied boarding.
The Civil Aviation Ministry and the DGCA had pointed out various shortcomings in the earlier feasibility report submitted by Kerala. In the new report, the latter intends to convince the Centre.
Scheduled international flights have been suspended in India since March 23 last year due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Currently, India has air bubble arrangements with more than 25 countries for operating international flights.
The carriers have been operating 85 per cent of their pre-COVID domestic services since September 18.
The main reason for Air India's plight today can be attributed to the two major decisions taken by the then Union Government in 2004.
The transaction is expected to close by the end of December 2021.
The ICMR has been permitted to use drones up to a height of 3,000 metre to deliver vaccines.
The lower caps were imposed to help the airlines that have been struggling financially due to coronavirus-related travel restrictions.