Domestic Flights set to resume in Saudi Arabia on Sunday

Syed Umarullah HussainiWeb Editor

29th May, 2020. 12:33 pm
Domestic Flights

As domestic flights set to resume on Sunday, The General Authority of Civil Aviation (GACA) has issued a travelers’ guide.

According to the reports the travelers’ guide includes the precautionary measures at airports and the safety rules passengers will have to follow during domestic Flights. Travelers are also needed to reveal their medical information, especially if they are undergoing any COVID-19 symptoms when scheduling flights and electronic payments are the preferred mode.

Ticket outlets at airports will remain closed to limit contact between people, Aviation Authority said. Passengers also will need to come to airports two hours before departure, go through a thermal check, disinfect their hands before the entrance, and must wear masks and gloves at all times. Only one piece of carry-on luggage is permitted per person and everyone must maintain a safe distance at all times, guided by special stickers on the ground.

Accompanying travelers to airports is limited to those helping senior citizens and people with disabilities, GACA added. GACA has provided all of the Kingdom’s 28 airports with sterilizers, installed glass shields at check-in points, and required all staff and aircrew to go through medical exams.

Airline staff, like passengers, will be obliged to purify their hands and wear masks and gloves. Meanwhile, airports will be washed every three hours, and planes will be disinfected after each flight. Aboard flights, there will be an empty seat between passengers, who are also discouraged from using cash payments for services and goods purchased during the flight.

The current toll of coronavirus in Saudi Arabia stands at 80,185 infected people, 54,553 recovered patients, and 441 fatalities.

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