Airports in Abu Dhabi have adopted a series of precautionary measures to protect the health and safety of their employees and passengers and reduce the spread of the novel coronavirus(Covid-19).
“The preventive measures were unveiled as national carriers are gradually resuming their flights through Abu Dhabi International Airport”, said Mohammed Hussain Ahmed, General Manager for Abu Dhabi International Airport, said the UAE news agency (WAM).
The procedures adopted by the airport include contactless control equipment in elevators, self-sanitising escalators, and the use of modern technologies and Artificial Intelligence (AI) in the sanitation processes, in addition to social distancing and the donning of face masks and gloves.
Etihad Airways has adopted precautionary on-board measures according to the highest standards, and flight times, therefore, increased by five to eight minutes due to these measures to ensure everyone’s safety, adding that all passengers arriving in Abu Dhabi must pass through a comprehensive assessment zone to track those exposed to confirmed coronavirus cases.
Passengers will then have to undergo a PCR test, which is fast and efficient and will last from five to ten minutes, he further added.