As flights prepare to roar back to the sky after months of lockdown imposed due to the Covid-19 crisis, the federal government through the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) has given out safety protocols passengers are expected to observe at the airports.
Legit.ng recalls that the federal government, as part of the extension to the phase II relaxation of lockdown, lifted the ban on interstate movement, schools for graduating classes and flight movement.
The flights are scheduled to resume back on Tuesday, July 8, but FAAN said passengers who wish to travel by air must follow some guidelines.
The protocols are contained in a video shared by the airport authority body on Monday, July 6, via its official Twitter handle.
"As we resume flight operation, please remember that your safety and security are important to us. Kindly bear with us, we would announce the date for the international operations very soon," FAAN said in a two-minute video.
Here are the safety measures passengers must adhere to:
1. Check online and download your boarding pass.
2. If you have Covid-19 symptoms please stay at home.
3. You must come to the airport with your facemask on and leave it on as long as you are at the airport.
4. Your temperature will be checked on arrival and if you do not pass this, you will be asked to return home
5. Your luggage and footwears will be disinfected and you must wash your hands before the terminal building.
6. Passengers travelling with pets must get clearance from the Nigerian Agricultural Quarantine Services (NAQS).
7. Look out for hand sanitisers around the terminal and use at regular interval.
8. Maintain at least two-metre physical distancing from other travellers at every point while you are in the terminal.
9. On arrival, co-buses will be disinfected after every use.
10. Observe recommended physical distancing as you board co-bus.
11. Only passengers will be allowed entry into the terminal building.
12. If you have a need for protocol service, please book FAAN Executive Protocols Service by calling 08052828465.
13. You are advised to get to the airports at least three hours before your flight time.
14. Due to our new safety check, we urge all passengers to respect and observe these protocols put in place for our own protection.
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Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that Nigeria Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) said not all airlines will resume come Tuesday, July 8.
The aviation control body further disclosed that some airlines have not met the protocols contained in the directives of the federal government as suggested by the presidential task force on Covid-19.
Speaking on the development on Saturday, July 4, NCAA director-general Captain Musa Nuhu made this disclosure, further adding that without total compliance to given protocols, no stakeholder will be handed a permit to be part of the restart.
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