US LCC Frontier To Screen Temperature Of Every Passenger

Low-cost giant Frontier Airlines will screen every boarding passenger with a temperature thermometer in a step to prevent…

US LCC Frontier To Screen Temperature Of Every Passenger

Low-cost giant Frontier Airlines will screen every boarding passenger with a temperature thermometer in a step to prevent any biosecurity hazards. The announcement yesterday marks the first airline in the USA to do it for all flights.

Frontier is now checking everyone’s temperature Photo: Getty Images

How does this test work?

Passengers and crew boarding the next Frontier Airlines flight might find themselves getting checked for more than just loose change in their pockets. Frontier will be rolling out a new screening process to check the temperature of every passenger boarding to ensure that those who have a high temperature (a sign of the body combating a virus) are refused to board. 

Anyone that triggers the sensor has a temperature of over 100.4 degrees (38 degrees Celsius), which is higher than average body temperature. They will be moved aside and checked again after ten minutes. If they fail the second test, they will be refused to board.

Frontier has made it clear that this test applies to everyone entering their aircraft, from passengers to pilots and cabin crew. Even those at the destination airport who may need to check the plane will be tested as well.

Frontier A320
This step is to make passengers feel safer onboard. Photo: Frontier Airlines

This test intends to make passengers feel more comfortable and prevent further spread of the virus.

“The health and safety of everyone flying Frontier is paramount and temperature screenings add an additional layer of protection for everyone on board,” said Frontier Airlines CEO Barry Biffle in a press release. “This new step during the boarding process, coupled with face coverings and elevated disinfection procedures, will serve to provide Frontier customers an assurance that their well-being is our foremost priority and we are taking every measure to help them travel comfortably and safely.”

If a passenger does fail the test, they will not be penalized. They may miss the flight, but Frontier will work with them to rebook on a later flight (and be tested again) or refund the ticket. No record of temperatures of passengers or crew will be kept by the airline.

Is this the only step that the airline is taking?

Frontier has been at the forefront of the aircraft health debate and been the first to roll out increasingly safe biosecurity measures on its aircraft. The carrier has a face-covering policy (that all onboard need to keep faces covered), and uses a unique antiseptic ‘fog’ in-between flights to sterilize the entire interior surface.

It did receive some flack recently by instituting a ‘fee’ for passengers to be socially isolated onboard. The carrier has since removed that fee, but the jury is still out if social distancing works onboard aircraft. The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has said that airlines don’t need to distance passengers on board (as long as they have masks) and that the air recycling filters onboard aircraft are more than capable of scrubbing the virus from the air.

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Frontier has implemented aircraft fogging amongst other measures to keep its passengers safe. Photo: Getty Images

The airline has argued that not enough is being done by airports to prevent the spread of the virus and that temperature checks should be mandatory for all airlines. Frontier believes that this step today is a temporary solution until the FAA mandates them throughout the USA at airport entrances.

Overall this is an excellent step in the right direction, but it must be in part with other methods such as disinfectant, hand washing and face masks. As the virus can only show symptoms like a high temperature well after it has become contagious, and thus temperature checks are only for a worst-case scenario.

What do you think? Do you want your temperature checked before boarding a plane? Let us know in the comments.

 

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Africa & Middle East COVID-19 Flight Restrictions Algeria April 9, 2020 General Restrictions: Flights to and from Algeria are prohibited; however, operating cargo, private and diplomatic flights are subject to consideration by the authority depending on type of cargo, passengers rank & status. Tech Stop Details: Tech stop is allowed for quick turnaround and fuel stop, overnight stop is subject to consideration case by case. Angola April 16, 2020 General Restrictions: The government has extended the State of Emergency through 2359 April 25. The emergency declaration was due to expire April 11 and enacts measures to curb the spread of […] The post Middle East and Africa: Coronavirus (COVID-19) impact on business aviation appeared first on Universal® Operational Insight Blog.

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Africa & Middle East COVID-19 Flight Restrictions


Algeria

April 9, 2020

General Restrictions: Flights to and from Algeria are prohibited; however, operating cargo, private and diplomatic flights are subject to consideration by the authority depending on type of cargo, passengers rank & status.

Tech Stop Details: Tech stop is allowed for quick turnaround and fuel stop, overnight stop is subject to consideration case by case.


Angola

April 16, 2020

General Restrictions: The government has extended the State of Emergency through 2359 April 25. The emergency declaration was due to expire April 11 and enacts measures to curb the spread of coronavirus disease (COVID-19). As of April 10, the measures below are in place.

Exceptions: Cargo, humanitarian and state flights.


Bahrain

April 9, 2020

General Restrictions: There are no restrictions for Private Jets arriving into OBBI. Landing permit may need to be obtained through diplomatic channels and once landing permit is approved then Passenger restrictions do not apply.

Passenger Restrictions:

  1. Visa on arrival has been suspended
  2. This does not apply to pax with diplomatic, official, service or UN passport
  3. Pax are not allowed to transit or enter Bahrain unless they are: citizens, residents, pax with a valid letter of permission, crew, military personnel
  4. All pax will undergo medical testing and are subject to quarantine

Crew: Crew members (US) will still be able to obtain Visa on Arrival at OBBI. Crew are subject to medical screening but then can proceed to the hotel for rest. For private jets it is fine. Yes, crew will get on arrival visa and can stay overnight.


Botswana

May 7, 2020

Restriction expiration: May 31, 2020

General Restrictions: The Parliament of Botswana endorsed a motion to extend the State of Public Emergency by six months April 9. The emergency declaration was initially implemented April 2 in an effort to curb the spread of COVID-19. The extension has been opposed by the political opposition. The declaration provides the government with powers to curtail movement and travel. Botswana has already implemented a series of measures to curb the spread of COVID-19. A 28-day lockdown (known locally as extreme social distancing) order was initiated April 2. Flights have been suspended and borders are closed.

Special Considerations: Transport of essential goods, humanitarian,flights, foreign national repatriation flights, and the movement of residents into the country remain permissible.

ICAO Specific Information: Please refer to your Universal Team for additional specifics.


Cameroon

March 31, 2020

General restrictions: All pax flights to and from Cameroon are suspended except for cargo and medevac. For passengers flights, only medical evacuation flights, short technical stops and special flights authorized by government can benefit from the landing authorization in Cameroon.


Chad

March 22, 2020

General restrictions: All commercial passenger flights to Chad are prohibited. Cargo is exempt.


Congo, Democratic Republic

April 16, 2020

General Restrictions: Authorities have suspended inbound and outbound international flights starting March 21.  Private Flights are decided on case to case basis by Civil Aviation Authorities.

Passenger Restrictions: Special Clearance for Passengers is required.

Crew: Crew will be going thru intense screening. Crew members are subject to special restrictions upon arrival.

Tech Stop Details: Tech stops are allowed but aircraft must depart immediately upon refueling. Special clearance is required.


Cyprus

April 19, 2020

General Restrictions: No flights are allowed between the airports of the Republic of Cyprus and airports of the European Union including Iceland, Lichtenstein, Norway (European Economic Area), Switzerland and between the Airports of the Republic of Cyprus and Airports of Third Countries.

Passenger Restrictions:

  1. Passengers are not allowed to enter Cyprus until 30 April 2020.
    • This does not apply to nationals of Cyprus and passengers who reside in Cyprus.
    • This does not apply to passengers who work in Cyprus.
    • This does not apply to passengers with a special authorization issued by the competent ministry of Cyprus.
    • This does not apply to passengers attending educational institutions in Cyprus.
  2. Nationals and residents of Cyprus must have a certificate of health stating they are free from COVID-19 issued within a maximum of 4 days before departure. They will be quarantined for 14 days.
  3. Passengers who work in Cyprus must have a certificate of health stating they are free from COVID-19 issued within a maximum of 4 days before departure. They will be quarantined for 14 days.
  4. Passengers who have a special authorization issued by the competent ministry of Cyprus or are attending educational institutions in Cyprus, must have a certificate of health stating they are free from COVID-19 issued within a maximum of 4 days before departure. They will be quarantined for 14 days.

Djibouti

March 23, 2020

General restrictions: All international flights arriving and departing from Djibouti are suspended.


Egypt

April 28, 2020

General Restrictions: Egypt is allowing Evacuation flights only. Exempted flights listed need to obtain pre-authorizations from Egypt CAA before operating.

Crew: Will be allowed to overnight only if conducting an evacuation flight (24hrs). If approved by the Health Authority crew will be allowed to stay in pre-approved quarantine hotel. Crew maybe allowed to stay overnight onboard aircraft at HECA.

Passenger Restrictions: All travelers from countries affected by COVID-19, both nationals and expatriates, must remain in
quarantine for 14 days.

Tech Stops: Are allowed. Max 24hrs.


Ethiopia

April 9, 2020

General restrictions:

  • Air passengers from international destinations are being asked to complete a health declaration form.
  • Air passengers do not need specific documentation related to COVID-19 in order to enter/exit Ethiopia, but should be prepared to show proof of immunization for yellow fever.
  • All air passengers arriving in Ethiopia through Bole International Airport will be subjected to COVID-19 screening, which will include questions about recent travel and the taking of their temperature. Individuals from certain countries could be subject to extra screening procedures.

Passenger restrictions: Everyone entering the country is forced to quarantine/isolate him/herself for 14 days at a designated area at their own expense. This doesn’t include transit passengers connecting direct, but if connection takes time they will stay at Skylight hotel until their connecting flight time.


Gabon

April 13, 2020

General Restrictions: No one is allowed to enter Gabon.

Exceptions: Cargo and “exceptional” flights


Gambia

March 22, 2020

General restrictions: All Commercial flights are suspended until further notice. Cargo, Government, VIP, Humanitarian, Military flights are allowed subject to diplomatic clearance


Ghana

March 23, 2020

General restrictions: Kotoka International Airport is closed to all inbound international flights.

Exceptions:

  1. Emergency flights
  2. Cargo flights
  3. Technical landing for refuel only
  4. Medical evacuation flights.

Crew: May disembark but shall undergo strict quarantine under the supervision of the State during rotation / rest period.

Tech Stop Details: Technical landing-fuel and go operations only

ICAO Specific Information: DGAA Closed to all International Flights except those listed. Please refer to your Universal Team for additional specifics.


Guyana

April 16, 2020

General Restrictions: Closed for All Intl Passenger Flights into the country exceptions are Pax OUT, Cargo, Medevac, Search and Rescue, Tech stops for Fuel only, and special authorized flights.

Tech Stop Details: Tech stops are allowed.


Iran

April 16, 2020

General Restrictions:

  1. International scheduled flights will only be accepted at OIIE. It is required special permission to use other INTL airports though email SPECIALPERMISSIONS@CAO.IR
  2. The evacuation flight for evacuating other Nationality from Iran, will only be accepted to/from INTL Airport, prior permission required at least 24 hours before OPR through email SPECIALPERMISSIONS@CAO.IR
  3. Overflight within Tehran FIR (ENR ATS) is continued in accordance with Iran AIP requirements
  4. Flights in State of Emergency are accepted ONLY at INTL Airports
  5. Humanitarian/MEDEVAC/Repatriation/United Nations Flights and other INTL Organizations Air Services are accepted with prior special permission from Iran CAO through email SPECIALPERMISSIONS@CAO.IR
  6. Cargo flights are only accepted at OIIE
  7. Disembarkation of Non-Iranian flight crews is subjected to undertaking screening test.

Crew: Non-Iranian Flight Crews disembarking will be subjected to screening test.

Special Considerations: To prevent further outbreak of COVID-19, all INTL, National Flights and Traffic over flying Tehran FIR are permitted to insert the following AD ONLY as the alternate AD in their FPL: OIII, OIMM, OIFM, OISS, OIKB, OITT, OIZH, OIAW and OICC.

Iraq

April 18, 2020

General Restrictions: Iraq’s CAA has extended the suspension of all flights through at least 24 Apr. The meausre does not apply to Emergency and Cargo Flights.


Israel

April 18, 2020

General Restrictions: Authorities in Israel suspended all incoming flights April 11. The suspension will continue until Home Front Command obtains the requisite legal permission to transfer arriving travelers to designated facilities to wait out their 14-day quarantine. Airplanes already en-route to Israel will be allowed to land.

Passenger Restrictions: All foreigners barred from entering Israel until further notice from March 18. Israeli citizens and permanent residents are still allowed entry. Israelis returning from abroad who are unable to self-quarantine must enter a designated state-run quarantine facility for a period of 14 days.

Crew: Crew can enter Israel for up to 24 hours and should be isolated in a hotel room. Overnight parking is available.

ICAO Specific Information: Please refer to your Universal Team for additional specifics.


Jordan

April 13, 2020

General Restrictions: Due to COVID-19 Pandemic all flights arriving or departing Jordanian Civil airports are suspended.

Passenger Restrictions: All flights are suspended.

Tech Stop Details: Crew and passengers are not allowed to disembark -fuel and go operations only.

Special Considerations: Cargo Flights, Humanitarian Flights, Medevac Flights, Reparation Flights, United Nation and State/Diplomatic Flights. The exempted flights shall refer to the instructions of Civil Aviation Regulatory Commission available at www.CARC.GOV.JO


Kenya

April 9, 2020

General Restrictions: All international flights are suspended.

Exceptions: Diplomatic, medevac, UN flights, evacuation flights for foreign nationals, repatriation of Kenyan citizens.


Kuwait

April 16, 2020

General Restrictions: Authorities have suspended issuing permits for Commercial/Charter operations till further notice. Only Cargo flights are accepting. Please be informed that Kuwait DGCA has announced the suspension of all departing & arriving flights from Singapore, Japan, China, Hong Kong, Iran, Iraq, South Korea, Thailand, Egypt & Italy due to increase in #COVID19- Corona Virus.

Passenger Restrictions: Those expats who have a residence permit or previous entry visa to Kuwait who were present in these countries will be prevented from entering, and the issuance of visa on arrival to those coming to Kuwait from these countries will be stopped as a precautionary measure.

Special Considerations: Health Authorities in the State of Kuwait have instituted the following measures for Private Flights due to the Coronavirus:

  1. Send operation request to the DGCA with Flight Information of Passengers and Crew details. Fill out the approved Health Card and send to schedules@DGCA.GOV.KW.
  2. Approval from Ministries of Health and Interior is required. Final approval by DGCA. Flights limited to Kuwait Citizens, their First Degree Relatives and Domestic Workers accompanying them. Non-Kuwaitis prohibited from Entry.
  3. Aircrews allowed to use Hotel subject to Health Procedures being applied.

Health Authorities in the State of Kuwait have instituted the following measures for Cargo Flights due to the Coronavirus:

  1. Send operation request to the DGCA, provided that the request must include the Information of Flight, Details of the Shipment, and Aircrew. Aircrews must adhere to the procedures of the Health Authorities at Kuwait International Airport. The request can be sent to the following email schedules@DGCA.GOV.KW.
  2. Aircrews are allowed to use the Kuwait International Airport transit hotel, if they wish, noting that Health Procedures are mandatory and will be applied.

OKBK Specific Information:
Operating days: 20APR-27APR (Except 22APR and 24APR)
Airport Operational hours: 0900-2100LT

Total number of Pax shouldn’t exceed 100 for whole private flight operations per day. If total pax exceedds 100 per day, flight will have to move to the next day.

Only Kuwaitis, their first degree relatives, and domestic workers accompanying them are allowed. Require Civil copies (front & back sides) of non Kuwaiti accompanying pax (domestic workers and first degree relatives).
Each passenger has to sign MOH forms.
Passport copies for each pax are required.
Crew stay not available now. Only drop and leave options is available.


Lebanon

April 16, 2020

General Restrictions: Lebanese authorities will prohibit entry to and exit from the northern town of Bsharri from 0600 April 11 as part of the country’s efforts to combat the spread of coronavirus disease (COVID-19). The measure follows a surge in COVID-19 cases in Bsharri over the past several days. It remains unclear how long the new restriction will be in effect. Authorities plan to carry out hundreds of COVID-19 tests in Bsharri in the coming days and determine the duration of the measure based upon the test results. Lebanese authorities previously extended the existing nationwide lockdown through at least April 26.

Passenger Restrictions: Authorities shut down operations at Beirut-Rafic Hariri International Airport/OLBA, regional airports, and all seaports starting March 18.

Special Considerations:UN Flights, Diplomatic Flights, Cargo Flights.

ICAO Specific Information: Please refer to your Universal Team for additional specifics


Liberia

April 9, 2020

General Restrictions: Authorities in Liberia have declared a renewable three-week state of emergency from April 10 in the latest measure to curb the spread of coronavirus disease (COVID-19). All counties in Liberia will be under quarantine for the duration of the emergency, with movement in and between counties strictly restricted. Montserrado and Margibi counties will be quarantined as one unit. The movement of essential staff can continue. All national borders will remain closed. The restrictions will not impact the movement of essential goods; however, significant delivery delays are likely due to enhanced screening measures at land border crossing points.

Mali

April 16, 2020

General Restrictions: No one is allowed entry without special Clearance from Airport Authority.

Exceptions: Government, VIP, Ambulance, Humanitarian, Military, Technical and Cargo


Mauritania

March 22, 2020

General restrictions: All airports In Mauritania are closed to commercial arrival and departure traffic.


Morocco

April 28, 2020

General Restrictions: All international flights from or to Morocco are suspended until further notice except overflight and cargo.
All private flight from or to Morocco are suspended until further notice. The VIP flights must request Authorization from Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Kingdom of Morocco via diplomatic channels.

Crew: Crew members for cargo Flight must remain onboard and stopovers shortened.


Mozambique

March 23, 2020

General restrictions: All visas into Mozambique are cancelled to those that have been issued earlier and none will be issued henceforth until further notice to curb the propagation of COVID-19. Citizens will be allowed to enter but will be in quarantine for 14 days.


Namibia

April 16, 2020

General restrictions: No flights are permitted into the country.


Niger

April 19, 2020

General Restrictions: Authorities in Niger have enacted several measures to contain the spread of COVID-19. As of April 11, a nationwide State of Emergency, originally enacted March 28, remains in place. Additional restrictions are now in place.
* Land borders are closed until further notice

Passenger Restrictions: International passenger flights are suspended through at least mid-April; this is likely to be extended.

Special Considerations: Repatriation Flights and Cargo Flights.

ICAO Specific Information: Please refer to your Universal Team for additional specifics


Nigeria

April 19, 2020

General Restrictions: Approval for flights may be granted upon request. Process for approval found in AIC.  The Nigerian government closed all land borders to passenger traffic for four weeks effective March 23. The update follows restrictions to air travel following the closure of all international airports March 23.

Crew: Crew operating evacuation flights of more than six hours shall apply for flights through the appropriate embassy. Embassy will provide transportation of flight crew to and from airport and provide controlled sleeping arrangements for rest period in compliance with NCDC guidelines. Operators must provide prior notification to Port Health of arrival and departure to ensure screening of port of entry.


Oman

April 9, 2020

General Restrictions: All international and domestic PAX flights arriving and departing airports within OOMM FIR are suspended.

Exceptions:

  1.   Cargo Flights approved by the PACA Air Transport Department
  2.   Domestic Flights to OOKB
  3.   Overflights
  4.   Aircraft operated by RAFO,ROP, Oman Royal Flight
  5.   Aircraft Exempted by the Authority

Special Considerations: Humanitarian, Repatriation, Diplomatic ,Cargo and Ambulance flights can also operate subjected to PACA approval.

Tech Stop Details: Tech stop for refueling is possible in OOMS and OOSA. Crew will not be allowed to disembark; only quick turnaround is possible. Please coordinate with the airports operator to ensure this will be implemented.

ICAO Specific Information:
OOMM: Only returning Omani citizens are allowed to disembark at OOMM and  are subject to PHE measures by the Ministry of Health at OOMM.

Pakistan

April 28, 2020

General Restrictions: Government of Pakistan has decided to suspend operations of all intl passenger, chartered and private aircraft inbound to Pakistan until 30APR2020. Excepts are Diplomatic, Special / Cargo flights and flights returning Pakistani Nationals with the proper approvals.

Passenger Restrictions: Passengers onboard any or all inbound flights shall be subject to thorough screening and 14-day quarantine as per the advice of the health professionals.


Qatar

May 7, 2020

General Restrictions: All Passenger flights inbound to Qatar aerodromes are suspended except for flights with transfer passengers, Qatari Nationals and Cargo Flights. Qatari nationals returning will be placed under a mandatory 14-day quarantine. Qatari citizens in Qatar are not allowed to exit the country. Foreigners are barred from entering the country.

Crew: Crew rest can be done at Oryx Hotel airside without clearing customs. If crew members enter Doha, there might be circumstances that they will be subject for a 14-day quarantine.

Tech Stop Details: It’s possible to operate technical stops/crew rest however if the crew will enter Doha ‎there might be a circumstances that they will be subject for a 14 days quarantine due to covid-19 issue. There is a hotel airside.


Rwanda

April 19, 2020

General Restrictions: No Passenger Flights for 30 Days- Officials also maintain the closure of Rwanda’s borders, except for the movement of cargo and permitted entry of returning citizens and residents, subject to a mandatory 14-day quarantine. Enhanced health screenings are underway at all ports of entry. All travelers presenting one of the COVID-19 symptoms and coming from Countries with confirmed cases of COVID-19 will be considered suspect cases and be isolated fro further investigations and laboratory testing procedures in the nearest hospital. If confirmed, traveler will be sent to COVID-19 Treatment Center. Any asymptomatic traveler coming from countries with confirmed COVID-19 cases will be considered at risk and will be recorded in a register and electronic tools for continued daily monitoring for 14-days counted from the day he/she left country.

ICAO Specific Information: HRYR – Authorities suspended all flights to and from Kigali International Airport (KGL), the primary entry and exit point for international travelers, for at least 30 days starting March 20.


Saudi Arabia

March 30, 2020

General Restrictions: Authorities announced March 29 that the Kingdom has indefinitely extended the suspension of international and domestic passenger flights.

Crew: Operators on approved flights are advised to comply with KSA Ministry of Health instructions protocol regarding notification for LDG at KSA Airports. Crew must be briefed on symptoms of COVID-19. Crew of Foriegn Operators must remain on board the ACFT. Crew to notify Airport Authority no later than 60 minutes prior to landing of suspected COVID-19 cases onboard.

Exceptions: The measures do not apply to:

  1. Transport associated with vital sectors, including health, cargo, and energy
  2. Cargo
  3. Diplomatic flights
  4. Technical stops where pax does not disembark
  5. Humanitariation, medevac and repatriations flights (must be approved by GACA prior to operation)

Seychelles

April 19, 2020

General Restrictions: Authorities in the Seychelles announced April 8 that they will enforce a nationwide 21-day period of restrictions from 2359 april 8 to 2359 April 29 as part of the country’s efforts to slow the spread of coronavirus disease (COVID-19). Seychelles International airport / FSIA is closed until the end of April.

Passenger Restrictions: A Travel Band of Seychellois citizen to foreign countries remains in place.

Crew: Heightened screening measures. 

Special Considerations: Cargo transport remains open with heightened screening measures.

ICAO Specific Information: FSIA is closed till end of April.


Senegal

April 20, 2020

General restrictions: Senegal is restricting all flights. Any flight (private/charter/medical flights/air ambulance) must have prior approval from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.


Sierra Leone

May 7, 2020

Restriction expiration: May 27, 2020

General Restrictions: International commercial passenger flight operations at Freetown International Airport /GFLL are suspended. Additional measures are likely to be taken by the authorities through at least the end of April. Emergency flights will still be allowed to proceed via Freetown International Airport /GFLL the only international airport in the country. Additional measures are likely to be taken by the authorities through at least the end of April


Somalia

April 9, 2020

General Restrictions: All airports are closed to local passenger flights. Cargo flights (food stuff, medical supply and spare parts) except fruit and vegetable are authorized provided prior permit is obtained from Somali CAA.


South Africa

April 16, 2020

General Restrictions: Authorities in South Africa extended the existing nationwide lockdown through at least April 30 as part of their efforts to slow the spread of coronavirus disease (COVID-19). Authorities reiterated that existing lockdown measures will remain in force. All international, regional and domestic flights are prohibited (inclusive of Gen and Recreational Aviation).

Exceptions: Are those flights authorized by the Ministry of Transport (Mr. Owen Rikhotso), , 0726234370, EMAIL: RIKHOTSO(AT)DOT.GOV.ZA. Medical evacuation flights may not carry passengers other than crew and patients and shall be subject to quarantine laws. Cargo flight will be subject to sanitization requirements. Repatriation of Foreign Nationals to their respective countries are allowed subject to the following conditions: Charter may enter with crew, no passengers allowed; crew may not disembark.

Passenger Restrictions: Repatriation of South African Nationals from foreign countries are allowed subject to the following conditions: passengers should have a fully paid return flight ticket; passengers will be quarantined for up to 21 days.

Crew: Crew of South African repatriation flights may disembark subject to mandatory quarantine laws as applicable. Crew of repatriation of foreign national flights are not allowed to disembark; ensure that flight and duty times are adhered to under all circumstances through provision of relief crew.

Tech Stop Details: No passengers may disembark during tech stop.

Special Considerations: Cargo flights

ICAO Specific Information: Please refer to your Universal Team for additional specifics.


Sudan

April 20, 2020

General Restrictions: There are currently no commercial international flights in and out of Sudan as Khartoum Airport and all other Sudanese Airports are closed.

Passenger Restrictions: All travellers entering Sudan are required to complete a medical form upon their arrival.


Suriname

April 20, 2020

General Restrictions: All international passengers’ arrivals and departures at SMJP and SMZO will be temporarily suspended. The following flights must receive prior approval from the Act. Head of the Civil Aviation Department with at least 24 hour notice. Medical flights; Repatriation flights; and Cargo flights.

Tech Stop Details: Tech stops will be allowed but must be approved.

ICAO Specific Information:
SMJP: Use as an alternate will not be allowed; Technical/fuel stops are now still allowed to land at SMJP but the permission to land is given by the CAA, Covid19 Team of Suriname and the Minster of Public Works. A landing request must be requested and send three ( 3 ) days in advance


Tanzania

April 20, 2020

General Restrictions: Effective 11 April 2020 until further notice, all scheduled and non-scheduled International Pax Flights are suspended.

Special Considerations: Cargo flights will be allowed, but Crew Members will be quarantined at designated places by the Government at their own cost for the duration of their stay.


Uganda

April 21, 2020

General Restrictions: Travelers from high-risk countries will face a 14-day mandatory quarantine at their own expense in a local health facility even if they exhibit no symptoms of COVID-19. All airports, as well as land and maritime ports of entry are closed until further notice.


United Arab Emirates

April 9, 2020

General restrictions: All international flights from/to airports in state United Arab Emirates (UAE) are suspended due to covid-19 infection prevention.

Exceptions:

  1. Cargo flights as per conditions specified in the latest issue of gcaa safety decision 2020-01 avbl on web site https://www.gcaa.gov.ae.  All cargo flights shall include rmk/cargo in item 18 of the fpl.
  2. Aircraft in state of emergency as per international standards.
  3. Operations related to medical flights for the purpose of carrying UAE nationals only (all crew on-board shall be subject to covid-19 related public health authority requirements unless crews leave UAE territory)
  4. Technical landing as per conditions specified in the latest issue of the safety decision 2020-01.
  5. Humanitarian/medevac/repatriation flights having necessary authorization from UAE ministry of foreign affairs and international cooperation.
  6. UAE registered aircraft that are out of base prior to 24 march 2020 19:59 will be allowed to return to base carrying only UAE nationals and operators crewmembers. Passenger restrictions: no flight carrying passengers will be allowed entry.

Crew: Crew rest allowed at OMSJ.

Special considerations: Cargo may operate but is limited to crew and personnel required; cargo ops from China or Iran are not allowed.


Zambia

April 9, 2020

General Restrictions: Zambians and residents returning from high risk countries will be subjected to mandatory 14 day quarantine as per protocol. Officials are screening at airports and border crossings, and 14-day mandatory quarantine is in place for persons at high risk of COVID-19. Zambian borders remain open but under tight screening procedures

Passenger Restrictions: International passengers are being screened and those from high risk countries followed up for 14 Days as part of a mandatory quarantine for travelers from high-risk areas. (China, Japan, South Korea, Iran, USA, UK, Austria, Denmark, France, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, Norway, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and India).

ICAO Specific Information:

  • FLKK Lusaka will remain open until further notice.
  • FLSK/Ndola, FLLI/Livingstone, and FLMF/Mfuwe airports are closed indefinitely as of March 25. FLKK Lusaka will remain open until further notice.

Zimbabwea

April 9, 2020

General Restrictions: Zimbabwean authorities suspended all inbound and outbound commercial air travel indefinitely on March 23. Cargo and freight shipments remain unaffected.

Passenger Restrictions: All land borders are closed to passenger traffic.

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