Muscat International Airport and Salalah Airport obtained the airport health accreditation from Airports Council International (ACI)
Muscat International Airport and Salalah Airport obtained for the second year in a row the health accreditation of airports for the audit of health measures by the Airports Council International Organization to prevent the Coronavirus "Covid-19" among airports of the Middle East and Asia.
This accreditation was granted after an accurate audit conducted by the Airports Council International team, through which the effectiveness and strictness of the health standards and procedures related to Corona applied by the world’s airports have been evaluated, as of the check-in of passengers at the airport until departure, whether on arrival or upon departure.
“Oman Airports” said that Muscat International Airport and Salalah Airport obtained this modern international accreditation for the second year in a row for the health procedures, is an addition to the achievements made by both Muscat International Airport and Salalah Airport in the past period, and within the efforts made by "Oman Airports" to provide The best safety services for passengers to implement the highest levels of health and safety at its airports, in line with the national efforts to limit the spread of “Covid-19”.
“Oman Airports” expressed its happiness with this accreditation achieved by Muscat International Airport and Salalah Airport, in return for the procedures followed at the two airports on the implementation of the “Covid-19” policies, which is a milestone in safety measures in cooperation with the concerned authorities in light of “Covid-19” pandemic, which is based on auditing a set of practical proficiency checks and visual observation analysis, where adherence to standards was taken as a major determinant in the final approved classification.
By virtue of the Airports Council International’s “Covid-19” audit, the practical application and feasibility of physical distancing protocols within both airports were evaluated and verified, as well as the quality and availability of personal hygiene facilities in the passenger terminals at Muscat International Airport and Salalah Airport. The audit also included assessing the effectiveness of cleaning and identifying any potential sources of contamination to ensure that both airports' hygiene and sterilization standards comply with the most stringent requirements.
It is worth noting that the airport health accreditation assessment has been performed by inspection of the personal protective equipment’s standards for employees and their commitment to using them, in addition to the implementation of thermal examination procedures to measure temperature, controls for wearing face masks, and standards of general hygiene and sterilization in all airport halls.
Muscat International Airport and Salalah Airport provide a safe environment for passengers and employees, as strict procedures are applied in the areas of hand hygiene and physical distancing, and both airports also meet high standards of sterilization through high-density contact points.
“Oman Airports” has also worked to facilitate procedures for examining arriving and departing passengers according to the requirements of the concerned authorities to deal with the outbreak of the novel Coronavirus, and to take the necessary preventive measures to ensure the safety of all passengers, aircraft crews and airport employees.