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.
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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.
The UK government has announced the removal of Turkey, Poland, Bonaire, St Eustatius and Saba from its travel exemptions list following an increase in COVID-19 cases.
The open letter to the President of the European Commission has called for the development of an EU COVID-19 testing protocol for travel.
ACI World's new Check & Fly app will work to increase passenger confidence in the aviation industry’s focus on health and welfare.
With a coordinated and consistent global approach to COVID-19, BARIG has said that passenger confidence in travelling will be restored.
Around 40 airport operators and airlines are currently involved in the EASA and ECDC COVID-19 guidelines monitoring programme, with Istanbul Airport being among the most recent additions.
International Airport Review spoke with EASA about the importance of having a consistent approach to COVID-19 health safety, and to learn more about its new aviation guidelines that were developed with ECDC.
Munich Airport joins a selection of other European airports in implementing the COVID-19 recommendations devised by the EASA and ECDC.
ACI Europe's commitments and recommendations focus on the safe resumption of European aviation as COVID-19 travel restrictions begin to ease.