Airlines can now fly in and out but passengers must adhere to new normal rules
By Patti Pietschmann, Travel Diva
The world of travel is coming alive. Istanbul Airport, normally one of the world’s busiest, is functioning again. But in a new way. It says it is employing strict measures to prevent the spread of coronavirus which has crushed the aviation industry.
Turkey is also implementing a gradual resumption of international flights to 40 countries.
Social Distancing practices and screening
Only passengers with valid tickets can enter the the airport. And they must keep their distance from each other. All areas are marked with social distancing guidelines. There is also an iGA Hygiene Team on duty for conformity to the rules.Thermal screening cameras are in place to monitor body temperatures and thus identify cases of fever. Thermo-scan sensors are in place to monitor passengers temperatures.
All members of the Hygiene team wear smart screening helmets.
All passengers must fill out forms about their health and destinations. And everyone entering the terminal and airplanes must wear masks. If you refuse you can’t enter.
Also carry on is limited to laptops, handbags, baby items and briefcases.
Welcome to the new travel norm. But on it’s still a step in a positive direction.
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