Minsk Airport Won’t Allow People Welcoming And Seeing Off Passengers In

Minsk National Airport urges its passengers to adhere to new safety rules amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Particularly, people welcoming and seeing off passengers are asked not to enter the terminal building. 

Access to the terminal should be provided only to passengers, crew members and staff. An exception can be made for those who accompany or meet children, passengers with disabilities, elderly people.

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People welcoming and seeing off air passengers are asked to use meet and greet areas outside the airport terminal. Besides, people are asked to use masks immediately after entering the terminal and before leaving the airport.

Among other measures are hand hygiene, 1,5m physical distancing, respiratory etiquette. Contact with any surfaces at the airport should be restricted too. Temperature screening is carried out at the entrance to the airport building twice a day.

“Persons who do not comply with the above-mentioned measures may be denied access to the airport terminal,” the press service of the airport warned.

Minsk Airport is carrying out a wide range of sanitary and anti-epidemic measures, as well as adhereing to the protocol of the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) and the European Center for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC).

Recall that on 25 March, Belarus instituted a mandatory 14-day self-quarantine for persons entering the country. As of 10 April, this quarantine also applies to close contacts of persons who test positive for COVID-19.

Meanwhile, Austria and Estonia banned passenger flights from Belarus due to high risk of coronavirus infection.