Ahead of the resumption of flight operations in the country on July 8, 2020, the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) has issued new guidelines for air travelers.
The guidelines were contained in a statement signed and released by the Corporate Affairs General Manager of the FAAN, Henrietta Yakubu.
According to the Yakubu, “the new Standard Operating Procedure is aimed at protecting all stakeholders and preventing further spread of the Covid-19 virus.”
The new guidelines mandate all passengers to arrive at the airport with their face masks or shields and ensure a minimum of 1.5m physical distancing. Each passenger would be screened by aviation and port health services personnel.
The statement says, “Those travelling with pets must get the necessary clearance from Nigerian Agricultural Quarantine Services.
“All passengers’ luggage would be disinfected before entry into the departure halls.
“Passengers are required to wash their hands as often as possible. Hand sanitizers would be provided for passengers before entrance at the waiting halls/lounges and pre-boarding gates.
“All footwear would be disinfected/sanitized by foot mats placed at all entrances to the terminal building, among others.
“Physical distancing protocols must be observed at the baggage claim area, where hand sanitizer is also provided. Disinfected trolleys would be made available for passengers.
“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 officer.”