The Federal Airport Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) have laid out new guidelines for air travellers as domestic traveling is set to begin on July 8.
The was disclosed the authority spokesperson and General Manager, Public Affairs, Mrs Henrietta Yakubu. She said this new set of guidelines are part of the Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) and described them as the new normal aimed at curbing the spread of the coronavirus pandemic amongst stakeholders.
She said travellers must arrive the airports kitted with facemasks on, and also warned that physical distancing measures must be in adequately observed, where hand sanitizers would also be provided.
She said, “Physical distancing would be maintained while waiting to be screened by personnel of port health services among others”
She noted that passengers must disinfect their luggages before entry into departure halls and passengers travelling with pets must get necessary clearance from the Nigeria Agricultural Quarantine Services (NAQS).
She disclosed that floor markings would be put in place to ensure adequate social distancing.
And COVID-19 precautionary measures must be adhered to during the customs check.
“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”. She said
Yakubu said, “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.”
She urged travellers to observe adequate COVID-19 precautionary measures as stated by the NCDC for the safety of the stakeholders.