COVID-19 – the list of safety regulations valid during flights
- Wear a medical face mask, ensure it is used and disposed of correctly. Replace the mask every 4 hours (unless instructed otherwise)
- Observe 1.5-metre physical distancing
- Wash hands regularly for at least 20 seconds with soap and water or, where not available, use alcohol-based hand-sanitising solutions
- Cover the mouth and nose with a tissue or flexed elbow when sneezing or coughing (respiratory etiquette)
- Do not touch surfaces and limit direct contact with other people.
- Be kind to each other — it is the only way we can get through this
Before leaving for the airport
- Read your airline’s health safety promotion material
- Make sure you have sufficient medical face masks and hand sanitiser for your entire journey
- Make sure you allow enough time for your journey to the airport, including security checks at the airport
At the departure airport
- Contact airport staff if you have any questions or if you feel uneasy
- Be prepared for thermal screening (body temperature check)
- Observe physical barriers or signs indicating physical-distancing requirements
- Check-in your bag whenever possible rather than taking it through security
- Wear a medical face mask, and expect to be denied to enter the terminal and during boarding if you do not have one
On the aircraft
- If you have any questions or feel uneasy, ask a cabin crew member (they are there to help you in this new situation) and be nice to them
- Watch the cabin safety demonstration so you know what is happening on your flight
- Reduce the use of the individual air-supply nozzles as much as possible
At the arrival airport
- Practice physical distancing, hand hygiene and cough etiquette and wear a medical face mask.
- Collect your bags and leave the terminal building as soon as possible.
- Reduce the risk of virus transmission by minimising interaction with people in the arrival terminal.