Da Nang Airport gets international heath accreditation for Covid-19 measures

By Nguyen Quy   December 4, 2020 | 08:24 pm PT
Da Nang Airport gets international heath accreditation for Covid-19 measures
Passengers in face masks at Da Nang International Airport, April 2020. Photo by VnExpress/Nguyen Dong.
Da Nang Airport has been awarded the Airports Council International’s health accreditation for its safety measures against Covid-19.

The accreditation was granted on Thursday, said Giao Thong, the Transport Ministry's news website.

It is the second airport in the country after Hanoi’s Noi Bai to receive the accreditation, a program that supports airports around the globe in introducing preventive hygiene, health and safety measures against the coronavirus pandemic.

The ACI evaluates cleaning and disinfection procedures, physical distancing, staff protection, physical layout, passenger communications, and passenger facilities for the certification, which is valid for 12 months.

When the pandemic broke out last January, Da Nang Airport and the city’s Disease Control Center disinfected the entire international terminal, set up temperature screening facilities and distributed 100,000 free masks to passengers, the airport operators told Giao Thong.

Passengers and airport staff have since been required to wear masks and use hand sanitizers.

In March, when the government imposed flight bans and travel restrictions, Da Nang Airport stopped receiving inbound international flights except for some 60 repatriation flights carrying Vietnamese citizens home.

Tan Son Nhat Airport is also being considered for the accreditation.

As of December over 185 airports around the world have got the accreditation, including Singapore’s Changi, Hong Kong and Cambodia's Siem Reap in the Asia-Pacific.

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