In response to the Omicron variant of COVID-19, the International Air Transport Association has urged governments to follow World Health Organization travel advice to revoke the latest travel bans.
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A4E, ACI Europe, ERA and IATA have written to EU Heads of States calling for the harmonisation of EU Digital COVID Certificate verification standards and protocols.
The EASA/ECDC Aviation Health Safety Protocol has been updated in light of current scientific evidence and new European Union COVID-19 initiatives.
As the original accreditation is granted for only 12 months, ACI has extended its Airport Health Accreditation programme so that airports can be re-accredited for an additional 12 months.
Though domestic travel is beginning to recover from the impact of the pandemic, international travel still remains 87.3 per cent below April 2019.
In order to avoid chaos at European airports during summer 2021, ACI Europe has called for governments to step up advance planning and work closer with the industry.
As countries across the globe begin to lift national travel restrictions for vaccinated travellers, IATA has called for the rest of the world to follow suit.
Emanuele Calà, Head of Innovation and Quality at Aeroporti di Roma, details the passenger-focused approach that has taken a pivotal role during the pandemic, and the use of real time data at different points in the airport journey to truly capture passenger mood.
Munich Airport fully met the strict requirements of the ACI accreditation, so passengers can now be sure about the quality of health and safety precautions at the airport.
With the risk of the industry facing irreversible damage growing ever more likely, European aviation and tourism organisations have called for better and more effective financial support.
Following new guidelines being published by the EASA and ECDC, European aviation associations have called for an end to quarantine measures due to being proven as ineffective.
The new guidelines outline that travellers should be treated in the same way as members of the local population who have not had any direct contact to a person infected with COVID-19.
The manual will help to move the industry beyond measures such as quarantine as it provides guidance for countries in implementing COVID-19 testing programmes.
ICAO's new manual will work to help countries assess their overall air transport public health responses to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The two facilities, which will be operated by Randox and RocDoc, will offer the option of either a drive-through or walk-in test and PCR or LAMP testing.