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What Major UK Airports are Executing to Keep Passengers Safe from Coronavirus?

Covid – 19 (the Coronavirus spread) is causing great disruption to the aviation industry, hence greatly affecting the travel plans of the passengers across the globe.

Airlines have to either suspend or reduce flight frequencies due to a decline in travel demand from the passengers. All countries have issued travel advisories for foreign travel, while hotels are offering flexible re-booking as lots of people have cancelled their trips due to Covid-19.

UK airports are implementing extra measures based on the guidelines from Public Health England to protect passengers as much as possible. When anyone arrives from a country with a highly affected Coronavirus country, temperature screening is not included. It is based on expert opinion, who says that clinical entry screening has very little effectiveness, as most of the symptoms usually appear after 5-7 days of being infected, while sometimes it might take more than 14 days.

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Coronavirus Warning Sign at Luton Airport

A coronavirus warning sign greets travelers at London’s Luton Airport. March 5, 2020 Barbara Kollmeyer/MarketWatch

Image Source: https://www.marketwatch.com/story/deciding-whether-to-take-a-trip-heres-what-its-like-flying-in-europe-right-now-as-coronavirus-rages-2020-03-11

All arrangements have been made at all UK airports to take care of any passengers who are unwell so that they can be facilitated and treated in the best possible ways at the airport. Enhanced monitoring is carried out for the passengers who are arriving from the countries that are badly affected by Coronavirus. These countries include:

  • China
  • Hongkong
  • Iran
  • Singapore
  • Japan
  • Malaysia
  • Vietnam
  • Thailand
  • South Korea

Enhance monitoring refers to the warning that is provided to the airports in advance when certain passengers seem to be sick on direct flights from Cornovisus affected areas. These steps are taken to take care of such passengers and follow-up information is provided if required. The process involves:

  • An inflight message is broadcasted to encourage passengers to inform the crew about any illness
  • The information leaflet is provided to passengers stating that they must report any sickness at arrival time or later if the symptoms appear after a few days
  • A passenger must inform about his illness at least 60 minutes before the landing time, so that the pilot can inform the airport authorities and medical staff can treat the affected passengers immediately and quarantine them
  • The pilot will flag the passengers who are sick, and as soon as the plane lands, those passengers will meet the medical team who assess them and carry out an appropriate treatment procedure.

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  Posted by Leah Murphy on Tue, Mar 17, 2020

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