As air travel resumes in various countries, airlines have taken the necessary healthy and safety precautions to combat the spread of COVID-19 during this pandemic.
Health screening protocols are mandatory for every crew member before they embark on their journeys.
Airports worldwide have modified their protocols to enforce social distancing measures, setting up thermal scanning procedures and staggered boarding introduced to limit boarding in small groups. Microbial shields are also set up at counters to minimise virus transmissions.
Some airlines have also provided passengers with complimentary travel hygiene kits equipped with masks, gloves, anti-bacterial wipes and hand sanitisers, to prepare them for their journey,
On-board modifications have been put in place too, especially apparent are enhanced cabin cleaning and disinfection. For example, allocating a dedicated cabin service attendant who is responsible for on board hygiene, as well as the removal of magazines and printed reading materials to reduce the possibility of contact infection. Emirates airlines go a step further, fitting their cabin crew in PPE.
Different countries have their own COVID-19 testing protocols, with specific countries like Thailand and Indonesia requiring COVID-19 negative test certificates from their origin country. Thus, health screenings are conducted at airports and other ports of entry as well.
Passengers’ health and safety remains the top priority during this challenging time, let’s take a look at how Emirates Airlines have enhanced its health and safety measures on ground and on board: https://youtu.be/pQu63RA7RnQ
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