As the Pakistan Coronavirus crisis worsened, the Pakistan Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) announced a new health policy for travellers from April 18 to 30.
CAA also mandated the use of surgical masks for passengers and crew.
According to CAA, all standard operating procedures mentioned in the health model must be strictly implemented.
All passengers travelling by air must submit a health form, which includes information about the flu, cold, cough and sore throat. The model also stated that passengers should be evacuated if appropriate health officials deem it necessary.
If the quarantine period is extended and the passenger pays the food recommended by the officials, this must also be done. They will be punished for providing incorrect or incorrect information.
On the other hand, the government should provide accommodation according to the preferences of tourists.
The crew must wear personal protective equipment (PPE) to reduce the risk of COVID-19.
A spokesman for the Central Civil Aviation Administration said: “During the flight, all flight attendants and flight attendants will wear appropriate personal protective clothing (PPE) equipment and surgical masks without affecting safety.”
He said the government has agreed to standard operating procedures for passengers and international charter flights to Pakistan, which covers the effective steps required to control the spread of coronavirus.
During the flight, all passengers must wear masks. If passengers do not have their own masks, airlines must provide masks at the airport check-in counter.
Moreover, only passengers will occupy the assigned seats and will not change their seats anyway. They are also not allowed to gather during the flight.
After 90 minutes during the flight, the temperature of each passenger will be checked using calibrated non-contact calibrated thermal equipment.
Any passenger with COVID-19 symptoms or sensations, including but not limited to shortness of breath, cough, high fever and sore throat, must notify the crew immediately.
In addition to food/beverage services, the crew will provide each passenger with hand sanitizer every hour during the flight. It is strongly recommended not to eat or drink for less than 150 minutes.
The third row will remain vacant to show symptoms of illness for passengers and crew. Passengers and crew members with symptoms of illness will be isolated at the rear of the aircraft and will be detained until the end of the flight. These people will stay in this seat on the plane until the flight crew contacts the flight crew for medical evacuation.
After boarding is complete, the main flight attendants in the Jupiter / Commander cabin will take pictures of each area of the aircraft, showing passengers wearing masks. Photos of passenger seats will be presented to the corresponding health personnel at the landing airport. Airlines keep copies of these images in their registration forms.
Before landing, the captain will conform to the relevant air traffic controller that everyone has filled out the “International Passenger Health Declaration” form; otherwise, no one shall get off the plane.
The Civil Aviation Authority stated that the crew will use sterile alcohol wipes to clean and disinfect their hands. After touching or removing debris, clean hands with disinfectant or soap. Every 60 minutes of driving, the crew sprayed detergent in the shower.
According to the guidelines, when in contact with sick passengers (with COVID-19 symptoms), the midwife should ensure the use of N-95 masks, gloves and goggles in addition to personal protective clothing.