On the occasion of the beginning of the high passenger season, airport authorities recommended the reactivation of sanitary measures against Covid-19 in the main areas of the country’s airports, in order to prevent an increase in the spread of this dreaded virus.
In a document, the authorities requested to socialize and coordinate every week the scheduling of flights with the government agencies involved in the airports.
They indicated that airports with more than two terminals, simultaneous flights should be distributed equally among the terminals, in order to avoid congestion of passengers within the airports.
They also recommended ensuring the availability, operability and comfort of the spaces provided for passengers, visitors and terminal users, including air conditioning, lighting, signage and cleanliness.
In addition, the measures also include working with airlines and the different entities that offer services to implement self-service options that facilitate the mobility and rapid movement of travelers.
Ensure the application of biosecurity measures in the terminal areas recommended by the Tourism Cabinet in the country’s airports, to prevent an increase in the number of cases of Covid-19 coronavirus infection.
Likewise, to orient passengers on all travel, safety and health regulations to be adopted and complied with to ensure flights, through signage, announcements on digital screens and public address system and other means, at least in two languages.
The airport authorities also suggest organizing the flow of passengers in order to maintain the distance in the areas of migration, customs, and airline caunter in the airport terminal.
They recommended regular cleaning and disinfecting of equipment, increasing its frequency as operations increase, and keeping records of this. To this end, they should update and adopt their sanitation protocol.
Maintain public restrooms in optimal conditions, clean and stocked with basic personal hygiene supplies.
With the beginning of the high passenger season, thousands of Dominicans and tourists travel to the country, including absent Dominicans who return to the Dominican Republic to be reunited with their families for Christmas.