The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria has released new procedural guidelines for air travelers and other airport users ahead of commencement of domestic flight July 8, 2020.
General Manager Public Affairs; Mrs Henrietta Yakubu said the new guidelines were part of the Standard Operating Procedure aimed at protecting all stakeholders and preventing further spread of the COVID-19 virus.
Henceforth, departing passengers must arrive the airport properly kitted with their face mask, passengers must ensure a minimum of one point five meters physical distancing just as Aviation Medical/Port Health personnel are directed to screen each passenger and ensure the use of face mask.
Passengers will disinfect all luggage before entry into the departure halls while those carrying pets must get clearance from Nigerian Agricultural Quarantine Services.
She said: “Passengers are required to wash their hands as often as possible with the provision of hand sanitiser for passengers before entrance, at the waiting halls/lounges and pre-boarding gates.
All footwear according to FAAN would be disinfected/sanitized by foot mats placed at all entrances to the terminal building while arriving passengers are expected to observe physical distancing on disembarking from airplanes and same as they board the Co-Buses.
She however warned that physical distancing protocols must be observed at the baggage claim area, where hand sanitizer will also be provided.
Yakubu further stated that disinfected trolleys would be made available for passengers, hinting that all COVID-19 protocols must be observed while undergoing Customs check.