FAAN rolls out new guidelines to guard air passengers
With the lifting of the lockdown on domestic flights in Nigeria, the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) has issued new procedural guidelines
Furthermore, the guidelines released is to guard air travelers and other airport users from contacting COVID-19 while traveling.
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The FAAN spokesperson, Henrietta Yakubu, made this known
She said the new standard operating procedure (SOP) also tagged the “New Normal”, aimed at protecting all stakeholders and preventing further spread of the COVID-19 virus.
Yakubu explained that in line with the new normal departing passengers must comply with the following guidelines:
All passengers must arrive at the airport properly kitted with their facemasks, and they must also ensure a minimum of 1.5m physical distancing;
aviation medical/port health personnel would screen each passenger and ensure the use of facemasks.
“Those traveling with pets must get necessary clearance from Nigerian Agricultural Quarantine Service;
all passengers’ luggage also disinfected before entry into the departure halls;
passengers will wash their hands as often as possible, hand sanitizer also rendered for passengers before the entrance, at the waiting halls/ lounges, and pre-boarding gates;
All footwear also disinfected/sanitized by foot mats placed at all entrances to the terminal building, amongst others.
“For arriving passengers, the following guidelines in place;
On disembarking from the aircraft, passengers would observe physical distancing as they board the buses (hand sanitizer would be provided in the buses);
Disinfected trolleys would be made available for passengers and all COVID-19 protocols must be observed while undergoing customs check.
“Passengers would exit the halls and head straight to the car park for pick up,
If you must speak to anyone around, please speak to a properly tagged Aviation Security (AVSEC) officer.
They must also comply with all other security guidelines as laid down by officials of the Aviation Security (AVSEC) department,” she added.
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