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COVID-19: EASA Lists Airports with High Infection Rates

COVID-19: EASA Lists Airports with High Infection Rates
June 02
08:50 2020

LONDON – In a document published by the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA), a list of airports with high COVID-19 infection rates based on a country’s number of cases has been established.

This document has been made with the sole purpose of ensuring those in their respective countries take extra measures to protect passengers that are flying during the pandemic such as enhanced screening and cleaning procedures.

EASA had divided the group between those within Europe as well as those outside of Europe.

For Europe they are as follows:

BelgiumAll Airports
FranceIn the region of Ile-de-France
ItalyAll airports in the regions of Emilia Romagna, Lombardy, Piemonte, Veneto
The NetherlandsAmsterdam Schiphol, Eindhoven, Maastricht, Rotterdam The Hague
PolandKatowice Airport
PortugalFrancisco Sa Carneiro Airport and Lisbon Portela Airport
SpainAll airports in the regions of Castile and Leon, Castilla-La-Mancha, Catalonia & Madrid
SwedenAll airports in the Stockholm region.
United KingdomBirmingham
Doncaster Sheffield
East Midlands
Gatwick
Glasgow
Heathrow
Leeds Bradford
Liverpool John Lennon
London City
Luton
Manchester Airport
Newcastle International
Stansted

The same is applied to what EASA deems as third countries or states that are outside of Europe:

AfghanistanAll airports.
BangladeshAll airports.
BelarusAll airports.
BrazilAll airports in the following regions:
Amazonas
Bahia
Ceara
Espirito Santo
Maranhao
Pernambuco
Rio de Janeiro
Santa Catarina
Sao Paulo
CanadaAll airports in the Ontario & Quebec area.
ChileAll airports.
ColombiaAll airports.
EcuadorAll airports.
EgyptAll airports.
IndiaAll airports in the following provinces:
Gujarat
Madhya Pradesh
Maharashtra
Rajasthan
Tamil Nadu
Uttar Pradesh
IndonesiaAll airports.
IranAll airports.
KuwaitAll airports.
MexicoAll airports in Mexico city region.
PakistanAll airports.
PeruAll airports.
QatarAll airports.
RussiaAll airports in the following regions:
Moscow
Murmansk
Nizhny Novgorod
Sankt Petersburg
Saudi ArabiaAll airports.
SingaporeAll airports.
South AfricaAll airports in Western Cape region.
TurkeyAll airports.
UkraineAll airports in the regions of Chernivtsi and Kyiv
United Arab EmiratesAll airports.
USAAll airports in the following states:
Alabama
Arizona
California
Colorado
Connecticut
Florida
Georgia
Illinois
Indiana
Louisiana
Maryland
Massachusetts
Michigan
New Jersey
New York
North Carolina
Ohio
Pennslyvania
Rhode Island
Texas
Virginia
Washington

EASA made the following statement regarding such protections needed.

“EASA determined that a list of airports located in affected areas, as contained in this Annex I, should be established and maintained to support aircraft and aerodrome operators to put in place an extra layer of protection for the passengers and crew members (namely enhanced cleaning and disinfection), rather than suggesting that all airports worldwide are high-risk areas.”

“Therefore, EASA maintains and adjusts the risk assessment methodology to include the latest available epidemiological information”.

This information can be perceived as quite useful because it now means airports will have to step up and ensure these protections are put in place for passengers.

Moreover, it is also useful for travelers who can then follow themselves the established precautions of wearing masks, gloves, and keep physical distance as well.

As the virus begins to wean away from Europe and the rest of the world, this is when EASA can then begin to reduce the list of countries that have been most affected.

In the meantime, all we can do is sit and watch to see how the respective governments will react and whether this will be enough to kick-start the commercial industry once again.

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James is a passionate AvGeek based in Manchester, U.K who has been actively spotting for years. James is the Chief Social Media Editor & European Editor for the magazine and is actively boosting its presence in the region.

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