Ahead of commercial flight resumption, FAAN says passengers must arrive at airports 3hrs before flight time and must wear face mask.
This was made known through its official Twitter handle on Monday. It said the new move is part of the new protocol for the restart of flights amid the coronavirus pandemic.
FAAN said the early arrival by travellers would enable efficient checks and screening before boarding.
“COVID-19 Flight Resumption Protocol for Passengers : You are advised to arrive at the airport three hours before your flight due to the new COVID-19 safety checks,”
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In addition, FAAN urged travellers to maintain two metres distance from each other at the airports. The authority also noted that individuals not wearing their face masks will not be allowed into airports’ premises.
Earlier report by the National Coordinator of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19, Sani Aliyu; stated that “the aviation industry is requested to start developing protocols to allow for domestic flights to resume anytime from the 21st of June onwards.”
However, while giving an update in Abuja on Thursday; Aliyu said the PTF was yet to receive any update from the aviation sector.
Recall that on resumption of flight operations, Air Peace airline said it will reduce operations by 60 per cent.
The airline also said that onboard meals will be scrapped.
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