Travel Advisory after Covid 19 Lock down Period
COVID-19 has drastically interrupted this world, the World Trade Organization has mentioned in its report. Almost all the global destinations have imposed restrictions on travelling since January 2020. The countries has imposed complete bans on all travel and work places for restricting the virus to spread or to contain pandemic. "According to research carried out for the new report, as of April 6, 96% of all worldwide destinations have introduced travel restrictions in response to the pandemic. Around 90 destinations have completely or partially closed their borders to tourists, while a further 44 are closed to certain tourists depending on country of origin.
The Novel Corona virus has impacted the world very badly (COVID-19) has created the situation of public health emergency on the global air transport industry.The novel corona virus have hit the world's economy due to that the world is facing financial crisis, unemployment, hunger and many more problems.The Industry which is largely impacted is travel Industry. The virus has hit really hard the travel Industry. Now this pandemic will forever change the way we fly.Many airlines are cutting capacity and taking emergency measures to reduce costs. Airports are providing the on issues such as passenger health screening to ensure a co-ordinates response when travel restrictions imposed during the corona virus pandemic are eased. The airport has called for a global standard in passenger health screening. countries such as Italy and China conduct body temperature checks. The Airports have started addressing health and hygiene issues for when air transport restarts around the world . The analysis by the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA) said the COVID-19 pandemic is disrupting global supply chains and international trade. The countries need to take bold policy measures to contain and save lives and further to protect the societies from economic damage.
India Plans To Implement the New Airport Rules After Lock down:
- Indian airports are preparing to resume business in a scenario where they know business will be unusual. Airport Authority of India (AAI) are Increasing sanitation.
- Their will be new advisory and restrictions on crowded areas to restrict the spread of COVID-19.
- The Passengers will be required to carry necessary protective gears including masks and gloves, while all entry and exit gates will feature sanitizer bottles.
- All commercial flights are expected to keep a seat vacant between every two people.
- The security force has also advised all the flight operators to procure details of home/self-quarantine history from the travelers. If any passenger is travelling following a quarantine, CISF will screen them in isolation checking point.
- Airports are implementing procedures to confirm social distancing measures which will become a norm when air travel restarts after lock down.
- Delhi Airport, India’s largest Airports in terms of passenger capacity, has deployed a team of 500 professionals to carry out frequent disinfection every hour. There will
- be additional queue managers at entry, exit, boarding point, check-in halls, security check areas and boarding gates, with social distancing markers and reminders.
- Mumbai airport has formed quarantine centers at both the terminals if a passenger develops symptoms during screening which will be compulsory before entering the airport.
- The Airport advises travelers to carry less luggage and wear masks and gloves.
- Hyderabad airport will intensely promote its digital entrance facility which allows self check-in, self bag-tag and travel without a printed boarding card.
- Bangalore International Airport is disinfecting the entire airport premises during this closure with high-grade disinfectants and the Airport will increase the disinfecting,
- sanitizing and deep cleaning once operation resumes.
- To avoid crowding and violation of distancing norms all outlets except pharmacy shops and ATMs may not be allowed to operate till situation is normal.
Updated Aviation Advisory And Safety Norms For Travelling
The International Air Transport Association(IATA) has updated its travelling safety Rules. As we all know the world is suffering from ongoing Pandemic COVID-19. IATA has analyse the financial impact of novel Corona virus. The Novel Corona virus has impacted the world very badly (COVID-19) has created the situation of public health emergency on the global air transport industry.The novel corona virus have hit the world's economy due to that the world is facing financial crisis, unemployment, hunger and many more problems.
The Industry which is largely impacted is travel Industry. The virus has hit really hard the travel Industry. Now this pandemic will forever change the way we fly. Many airlines are cutting capacity and taking emergency measures to reduce costs. Airports are providing the on issues such as passenger health screening to ensure a co-ordinate response when travel restrictions imposed during the corona virus pandemic are eased. The airport has called for a global standard in passenger health screening.
Countries such as Italy and China conduct body temperature checks. The Airports have started addressing health and hygiene issues for when air transport restarts around the world . On Tuesday, IATA, the global trade body for airlines, said a major task for the industry would be to adapt operations and processes to avoid reinfections. The corona virus has spread to 77 more countries in a month, inviting border closures and health emergencies declared by a number of countries.
New Aviation Industry Advisory And Safety Norms Taken By Different Airlines:
- European Airports have expanded the screening to 20 airports within a week due to the growing spread of the virus.
- United Airlines announced the cancellation of a number of scheduled flights from US Airports to Beijing, Hong Kong, and Shanghai due to the Covid-19 fears.
- Air Canada also announced the cancellation of a number of scheduled flights from US Airports to Beijing, Hong Kong, and Shanghai due to the Covid-19 fears.
- British Airways suspended direct flights to and from China, following confirmed cases of corona virus infection in France and Germany.
- The Changi Airport in Singapore has started thermal screening for passengers arriving from China.
- Indigo Airlines and Air India have cancelled majority flights to China, even before the first case was confirmed in the country.
- Thermal screening for corona virus was extended to 20 airports with the infection spreading to other countries quickly.
- The Ministry of Civil Aviation, India, announced multiple preventive measures against the Wuhan corona virus initially at 11 airports including Chennai, Vishakapatnam,
- Bengaluru, Bhubaneswar, Hyderabad, Cochin, Delhi, Mumbai, Amritsar, Kochi, and Kolkata. Starting 04 March, Indian airports have been adopting universal screening of all passengers.
- With the increase in reported Indian cases of corona virus, Delhi airport (Indira Gandhi International Airport or IGIA) has increased screening measures. Corona virus thermal
- screening is being performed by Airport Health Organization (APHO) based on the country from which the passengers are arriving and symptoms displayed.
Advice for Crew and Ground Staff:
- The World Health Organization(WHO) advised aviation Industry to hand out the Passenger Locator Card to passengers in case of a suspicion of infection.
- Crew and ground workers are advised to be reminded about measures to prevent transmission of COVID-19, including social distancing, hand hygiene, respiratory etiquette, environmental cleaning, waste disposal, when and how to use a mask.
- Avoidance of contact with people presenting respiratory symptoms, and seeking medical advice early if signs and symptoms develop.
- Medical face masks should be reserved for persons with respiratory symptoms.
- Crew should be trained on hand hygiene and how to put on and remove personal protective equipment (PPE).Take precautionary measures to reduce the possibility
- of infection.