Anti-Coronavirus Guidelines for Domestic Flights Announced

Saudi Arabia’s General Authority of Civil Aviation has announced anti-Coronavirus measures for domestic flight passengers in the Kingdom. Under the measures, passengers will have to follow specific safety rules. They will also have to disclose their medical information, especially if they are experiencing Coronavirus symptoms. Ideally they should do this when they are booking flights they should pay electronically where possible. Ticket outlets at airports will remain closed and passengers will have to be at airports two hours before their flight is due to leave and undergo thermal checks. In addition they should, sterilise their hands before entering and always wear face masks and gloves. Only one piece of carry-on luggage per person will be allowed and social distancing rules will have to be complied with. There will be floor stickers to indicate the social distancing required. In addition to passengers, only those helping the elderly and disabled people will be allowed. All of the Kingdom’s 28 airports have been provided with sterilisers and glass shields have been installed at check-in points. All staff and air crew will have to undertake medical exams. They will also have to disinfect their hands and wear face masks and gloves. Airports will have to be cleaned every three hours and planes will be disinfected after each flight. Onboard, there will be an empty seat between passengers and they should avoid using cash to pay for services and goods during flights. It comes as the country prepares to resume domestic flights on Sunday. The Authority has announced domestic flight swill also be allowed to resume at Al-Jouf and Arar airports. Full story

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