Bahrain International Airport introduces new safety measures

Wearing a face mask in the terminal is now compulsory

Bahrain International Airport introduces new safety measures

Bahrain International Airport has introduced a number of new health and safety measures in light of the coronavirus pandemic.

Wearing face masks is compulsory, and only airline staff and passengers will be allowed inside the terminal - with the exception of those accompanying minors or assisting those with reduced mobility.

If you don’t have a face mask, you’ll be able to obtain one from PPE vending machines, which also sell hand sanitiser and disposable gloves.

Plus, there will be footprint stickers and blocked off seating to ensure people maintain social distancing. Temperature checks will be in place at all entrances, and all frequently touched surfaces will be sanitised.

If you’re planning on flying, you will need to arrive at the airport up to three hours before your departure time to account for the additional screening procedures.

BAC Chief Executive Officer Mohamed Yousif Al Binfalah said, “Since the start of the pandemic, BAC has implemented a number of precautionary measures recommended by the Ministry of Health and worked closely with its partners at the airport to ensure the health of passengers and airport staff and the protection of public health in the Kingdom.

“As the world moves towards the recovery phase of the COVID-19 pandemic and the resumption of flights, we are determined to put in place effective control measures to reassure and welcome both staff and passengers safely.

“We are taking careful steps to support the Kingdom’s aviation sector during this time. We remind passengers that they also have an important role to play in this process and look forward to their ongoing understanding and support.”

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