The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) has issued new protocols for safety of air travellers to prepare for the official resumption of domestic flights in Lagos state among others on Thursday July 8 this year.
As issued in a statement, the authority’s General Manager (Corporate Affairs), Henrietta Yakubu, signed, the new Standard Operating Procedure aims to protect all stakeholders and further cushion the spread of the Covid-19 virus.
Among the new operating procedure according to FAAN, all passengers must arrive at the airport properly kitted with their face masks on and ensure a minimum of 1.5m physical distancing.
“Aviation and Port Health Services personnel will screen each passenger and enforce compliance on the use of face masks and social distancing,” it stated.
“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,” the statement read.
According to FAAN, air passengers are required to wash their hands as often as possible, stressing that hand sanitisers would be provided for passengers before entrance at the waiting halls/lounges and pre-boarding gates.
“All footwear would be disinfected/sanitised by foot mats placed at all entrances to the terminal building, amongst others,” it emphasised.
The authority further noted that physical distancing protocols must be observed at the baggage claim area, where hand sanitiser is also provided. “Disinfected trolleys would be made available for passengers”, it stated.
While advising that all Covid-19 protocols must be observed while undergoing customs check, FAAN says passengers would exit the halls and head straight to the car park for pick up.
It adds, “If you must speak to anyone around, please speak to a properly tagged Aviation Security officer.”
Having listed the new guidelines, FAAN enjoined passengers to make use of floor markings at the security screening area and respect all outlined protocols put in place.Follow us on social media