Range of health protocols at the Airport as borders reopen on Monday 1st June

VC Bird International airport

Health protocols that cover the diverse range of operations at the VC Bird International Airport will be in full effect to coincide with the opening of Antigua and Barbuda’s borders as of Monday 1stJune 2020.

The guidelines were subject to the scrutiny of major stakeholders and shared with
employees and operators across the VC Bird International Airport through a series
of virtual meetings.

The first scheduled commercial flight into the VC Bird International will arrive on
the evening of Thursday 4th June.
The Antigua and Barbuda Airport Authority, will be restricting traffic through the
terminal to travelers and airport staff.
They will all be subject to the agreed protocols, which include but are certainly not
limited to the following:
 All passengers will be required to wear masks during the arrival and
departure process.
 Arriving passengers will be asked to complete a health declaration form
following which Port Health authorities will administer health and screening
 All airport staff who have to interface with the travelling public must wear
PPEs as per the standard health protocols.
 A rigorous regime of cleaning and sanitization has been operationalized for
all points of contact to includerestrooms, check in counters, doors, security
area, baggage claim etc.
 A limited number of doors will be used for exit from and entry into the
terminal and these will be manned by airport personnel to ensure adherence
to protocols.
 Only travelers and employees will be allowed entry into the terminal. For the
time being, please say your farewells at home. Mask wearing policy will be
strictly enforced.
 Travelers are being encouraged to make use of online check in.
 Sneeze guards have been installed at varying points of contact with
 Airlines have adopted their own set of protocols and travelers are being
encouraged to adhere to their procedures.
CEO of the Antigua and Barbuda Airport Authority Euletta Francis has expressed
appreciation to employees and stakeholders for their willing support and necessary
involvement in the entire process.
“With the re-opening of the Antigua and Barbuda economy, international travel is
crucial. But the safety of our valuable employees andmembers of the travelling
public is foremost. The measures we have put in place are intended to keep
everyone safe as they transit our facilities,” Francis stated.

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  1. Do screening checks by the ABAA including Covid testing? Testing is not specifically mentioned which is an absolute requirement to my mind. Or has this been dropped now as well?

  2. No innovation here

    1 Turn up the AC
    2 Eliminate ED cards install kiosk
    3 A controlled number of person should be deplaned at a time monitored be Immigration
    4 A minimum number of persons allowed in the arrival hall at a time.
    5 A minimum number of persons allowed at security departures at a time.
    6 All bags should be at customs before passenger deplane.
    7 Gloves must be changed and hand sanitized after every three passengers.
    8 Customs Officer should wear face shields made of Plexiglas and disposable coveralls.
    9 Lysol should be funneled through the AC every 30 minutes at peek times.
    10 Remove the snake and replace it with straight line queues and use tape on the floor to indicate safe distance.
    11 Install UV lights..
    I will stop here, hope they read this before June 4……

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