Surgical, N-95 masks mandatory in airports
KATHMANDU, JUNE 5
Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal (CAAN) has made it necessary to put on both surgical or N-95 masks throughout air journey.
Issuing a ‘Guidance to Airlines, Airports and Ground Services for Operations throughout COVID-19’ right now, CAAN has stated that sporting regular face masks won’t be acceptable and that everyone, together with most of the people, air travellers, air operators, airport operators, floor dealing with businesses and aviation professionals should put on both surgical or N-95 face masks.
As per the rule of thumb, the passengers won’t be allowed to maneuver round within the plane cabin in the course of the flight until urgently required they usually need to put on face masks throughout all the flight period.
Passengers with signs of fever, cough, shortness of breath and lack of style or scent won’t be allowed to fly.
Likewise, assembly and greeting on the airport won’t be permitted and the passengers should deliver their very own private belongings like pens and sanitising towels.
Similarly, on-board newspapers, magazines and in-flight catering providers in home flights won’t be permitted.
Furthermore, the air travellers and crew members might be required to fill out and submit a COVID-19 self-declaration kind to the air operator.
The steerage has been issued to all stakeholders, together with air operators, airport operators, floor service suppliers, aviation personnel, airport employees, and different stakeholders for compliance with the respective steerage.
As per the steerage, solely restricted flights to some particular sectors based mostly on security evaluation might be allowed to function.
Gradual increment in schedule might be executed based mostly on analysis of the state of affairs.
Meanwhile, all worldwide passengers might be required to finish Passengers Locator Card (PLC) and submit it on the well being desk on the arrival part.
The guideline has additional talked about that aged passengers (above 70 years), pregnant ladies and people with critical medical circumstances ought to keep away from air journey.
Regarding the air operators, they need to put together their very own Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) that ought to think about components in CAAN’s steerage as minimal for the aim of resumption of flight throughout COVID-19 pandemic. And such SOPs should be accepted by CAAN for flight resumption.
The guideline has additionally acknowledged that each one crew members must be supplied with sufficient security instruments like masks, gloves, goggles and private protecting gear (PPE).
Likewise, temperature scanning of all crew members must be carried out earlier than every flight.
The authorities has suspended all of the home and worldwide flights until June 14. After that the CAAN is getting ready to renew home flights and progressively worldwide flights on precedence foundation.
Tribhuvan International Airport has been renovated with marking for social distancing and different amenities have been organized to keep up hygiene on the airport.