THE Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) has said all departing passengers must wear their face masks before arriving the airport.
General Manager, Public Affairs, FAAN, Mrs Henrietta Yakubu, made the disclosure while speaking on modalities for the airports to commence operations on July 8.
According to her, the new guidelines were part of the Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) aimed at protecting all stakeholders and preventing the further spread of the COVID-19.
Mrs Yakubu who is also, the spokesperson of FAAN said, “Passengers are required to wash their hands as often as possible.”
“We have made provision for hand sanitisers which passengers must use before entering the waiting halls/lounges and pre-boarding gates.
“Arriving passengers are expected to observe physical distancing as they disembark from airplanes and do same as they board the co-buses.
“Passengers would exit the halls and head straight to the car park.
“If you must speak to anyone around, please speak to a properly tagged aviation security (AVSEC) officer.
“Physical distancing would be maintained while waiting to be screened by personnel of port health services, among others.
“In addition to the above guidelines, passengers are required to observe social distancing and make use of the floor markings at the security screening area.
“They must also comply with all other security guidelines as laid down by officials of the Aviation Security (AVSEC) department.”