COVID-19: Bahrain’s Airport Has Set Up New Safety Procedures

Bahrain International Airport (BIA) added more regulations to the pre-existing health and safety measures, to ensure that passengers and staff at the terminal are protected.

According to the Bahrain News Agency, BIA aligned with Bahrain Civil Aviation Affairs Advisory Circular, the Kingdom’s aviation regulator, to go forth with the added measures.

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More measures will be added to the pre-existing ones

One of the measures will include blocking access to the terminal and restricting it to only airport staff. However, an exception will be made for passengers with reduced mobility or minors without an adult present.

Other implementations will include:

  • Face masks being mandatory for all passengers and airport staff at the airport. There are PPE vending machines that offer hand sanitizer and disposable gloves.
  • Passengers will need to arrive at the airport up to three hours before their departure to give leeway time for the additional screening procedures that were put in place during the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Temperature screening is a must for all entry points to the terminal and before boarding. Passengers have to practice social distancing measures at the terminal and offices, while footprint stickers and seat blockers have been put in place as a reminder.
  • In addition to the general cleaning and approved disinfection program, the most touched surfaces are sanitized, along with the plastic security trays used in the entry and exit points.
  • The measures will constantly be updated depending on new scientific findings of the COVID-19 situation.

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