As the nation ’s airspace and airports prepare to reopen to domestic flights beginning July 8, the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria has issued new guidelines for air travellers amid the Covid- 19 pandemic.
According to a statement signed by the Authority ’s General Manager, Corporate Affairs, Henrietta Yakubu , “ the new Standard Operating Procedure is aimed at protecting all stakeholders and preventing further spread of the Covid-19 virus. ”
FAAN stated that all passengers must adhere to strictly to these guidelines which includes;
Passengers should arrive at the airport properly kitted with their face masks on and ensure a minimum of 1 .5 m physical distancing .
Passengers should be screen by the aviation and port Health Services Personnel and enforce compliance on the use of face masks and social distancing .
“ 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 sanitisers would be provided for passengers before entrance at the waiting halls / lounges and pre -boarding gates .