Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) has released new procedural guidelines for air travelers as domestic flight set to resume July 8, 2020.
This was disclosed by FAAN spokesperson and General Manager Public Affairs, Mrs Henrietta Yakubu.
According to Yakubu, who described the guidelines incudes disinfection of all luggages before entry into the departure halls, departing passengers must arrive the airport properly kitted with their face mask on, and must ensure a minimum of one point five meters physical distancing.
Yakubu 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.”
“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.”
“Physical distancing would be maintained while waiting to be screened by personnel of port health services among others.”
“In addition to the above guidelines, passengers are required to observe SOCIAL DISTANCING and make use of the floor markings at the security screening area. They must also comply with all other security guidelines as laid down by officials of the Aviation Security (AVSEC) department.”
Yakubu added that those travelling with pets must get necessary clearance from Nigerian Agricultural Quarantine Services.
She urged passengers and other stakeholders to respect and observe these necessary protocols because it is part of the Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) aimed at protecting all stakeholders and preventing further spread of the COVID-19 virus.