Riga Airport phone calls on those travellers who at present need to travel to do so responsibly, meticulously observing the epidemiological basic safety specifications set at the Airport and on flights, and clarifying in very good time all the problems for the entry into the place of desired destination.
The airport has thorough epidemiological security measures in area since past May in order to make certain that tourists who will need to fly are as shielded as doable from the risk of turning out to be infected with COVID-19. Riga Airport has obtained the superior 4-star ranking for its applied basic safety actions in the prestigious Skytrax aviation score.
A examine performed at the airport at the conclude of last year, in which 1010 respondents aged 18 to 65 ended up interviewed in a laptop job interview on the Online, demonstrates that 72 % of respondents come to feel secured from COVID-19 dangers at Riga Airport many thanks to the implemented security actions.
“Statistics display that the aviation market is currently just one of the most secure modes of transport, and much more traceable than land transportation or the ‘movement’ of the virus inland. Air transport is a strictly supervised and very easily traceable industry – facts from airport inspections show that practically 100 % of passengers could current a unfavorable COVID-19 take a look at final result on entry and have accomplished an e-certificate on Covidpass.lv therefore, if essential, the virus can be quickly traced, if a optimistic case of COVID-19 is nevertheless detected. Because May perhaps, the airport has been intently adhering to the most up-to-date epidemiological guidelines and the suggestions of European and intercontinental aviation corporations in buy to carry out the most helpful measures, as a result contributing to restricting the spread of the virus. Riga Airport has joined the European Union Aviation Basic safety Company (EASA) Aviation Market Charter for COVID-19, confirming the company’s potential to get the job done to the highest requirements of epidemiological security and to cooperate at both equally national and international degree to decrease the threat of the distribute of the illness,” says Laila Odiņa, Chairperson of the Airport Board.
The airport has rigorous policies on the use of masks and access to the terminal, the compliance with which is managed by stability workers when examining ticket scheduling. All customer assistance points at the airport are equipped with basic safety glass, therefore safeguarding each passengers and staff. The airport adheres to substantial standards of cleanliness – surfaces are disinfected on a normal foundation and cleaning has been intensified in widespread-use regions and vehicles, passengers have entry to non-contact hand disinfection stands. Despite the fact that the amount of flights has decreased, the airport takes advantage of the entire terminal to provide passengers, which suggests a broad variety of distancing selections, complemented by markings on the flooring and chairs, serving to passengers continue to keep the expected distance much easier.
Further safety for air vacationers is offered by the need, which is in spot due to the fact Jan. 15, specifically, that entry into Latvia is allowed only for travellers who can existing a adverse COVID-19 test final result furthermore, as of Jan. 25 the test need to be carried out employing the polymerase chain response (PCR) approach, which is broadly applied worldwide and is the most internationally acknowledged strategy for screening COVID-19.
To be certain that the journey does not finish ahead of boarding, the airport encourages passengers to study cautiously the needs of the selected airline and entry procedures in the state of spot, as much more and additional international locations and airlines demand not only e-certificates but also COVID-19 take a look at outcomes. There are also diverse limitations on assembly and motion in different nations around the world.
In buy to supply travellers and staff members of providers performing at the airport with supplemental chances to just take COVID-19 test, E. Gulbis Laboratory contactless COVID-19 tests point now is available at Riga Airport. The benefits of the exams can be obtained just after 24 hrs. Taking into consideration that travelers from additional and additional nations around the world are needed to existing COVID-19 take a look at outcome, the airport in cooperation with E. Gulbis Laboratory is working on the establishment of a everlasting COVID-19 screening stage, which will be found in the arrivals corridor of the passenger terminal.
The airport reminds that a unfavorable exam consequence does not cancel the obligation to observe 10 times of self-isolation and other limitations set in Latvia to regulate the spread of COVID-19 an infection.
To help passengers get ready for the vacation, Riga Airport has designed a video series “Travel safely and forbid the virus from touring,” which is available on the Airport’s youtube channel and social community accounts.