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Passengers to arrive four hours ahead of flight at Abu Dhabi Airport

Guidelines revealed as country’s aviation industry slowly opens up after Covid-19 lockdown

Face masks must be worn at all times by passengers in Abu Dhabi Airport.

Passengers travelling from Abu Dhabi Airport are being asked to arrive four hours ahead of their flight to prevent delays, as part of a raft of instructions introduced to mitigate the spread of coronavirus.

In a posting on Twitter through the Abu Dhabi Media Office, passengers were also instructed to use online check-in facilities in order to “reduce interaction at the airport”, while face masks must be worn at all times and observe strict social distancing.

[email protected] shares a set of guidelines and preventive measures for travelers to read prior to flights to ensure a safe journey. The guidelines include arriving at the airport 4 hours before departure, using online check-in facilities, and social distancing.— مكتب أبوظبي الإعلامي (@admediaoffice) June 9, 2020

In terms of operations in the airport, it was revealed that thermal scanning will take place and metal detecting wands will be used to ensure a contactless experience, while all trays will be disinfected before and after use.

Abu Dhabi-based Etihad Airways is targeting mid-July for a ‘meaningful’ return to regular passenger flights, according to CEO Tony Douglas, who spoke on CNN’s Quest Means Business last month.

The Abu Dhabi carrier had previously pencilled in May 16 as a date for a return to flying, but the airline then suspended sales of tickets on flights before June 16.

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