Preparatory to the commencement of flight operations in Nigeria, the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) has released new guidelines and protocols for intending passengers of airlines.
According to the FAAN, passengers must arrive at least three hours before the take-off time of flight.
Speaking on Monday, using its Twitter handle, FAAN said that passengers’ early arrival would enable efficient checks and screening before boarding.
“COVID-19 Flight Resumption Protocol for Passengers: You are advised to arrive at the airport three hours before your flight due to the new COVID-19 safety checks,” FAAN wrote.
When asked if this directive applies to only domestic flights, FAAN said passengers for international flights are also required to be at the airport three hours early.
FAAN, along with other agencies have been meeting with domestic airline owners and airport operators on the modalities and health protocols for post COVID-19 resumption and whatever decisions that would or have been already taken would have to conform to international approved standards.
As part of modalities for flight resumption, passengers should expect the airlines to adopt either all of the following measures: Limiting movement within the cabin during flights, temperature screening of passengers, more frequent and deeper cabin cleaning, boarding and deplaning processes, wearing of face masks onboard, etc.