Information on the COVID-19 pandemic
ACI Africa is working closely with its partners on the continent and at the global level since the outbreak of the Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) to provide information, guidelines and advice to African airports on appropriate measures that will protect health and welfare of travellers, staff and the public, and helping to reduce opportunities for spread of the disease.
Updates and Advisory Bulletins
- Airports are advised to refer to the guidelines that can be found in the Airport preparedness guidelines for outbreaks of communicable disease.
- In January, ACI issued an Advisory Bulletin: Transmission of Communicable Diseases providing guidance for airports that can be modified to the local situation as necessary and used in discussion with local authorities and national regulators when determining appropriate actions.
- In March, ACI published an Advisory Bulletin on the predicted global economic impact on the airports sector of the unfolding COVID-19 public health emergency.
Restart at African Airports / La Reprise dans les aéroports africains
ACI Africa Updates on COVID-19
Best Practices, Guidelines and Analysis from ACI Africa partners
ACI Press Releases
ACI Insights Articles
Useful Links and Resources
To keep updated on the latest news on the coronavirus outbreak, ACI recommends the website maintained by the World Health Organization (WHO) WHO Disease Outbreak News.
- The WHO and the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) have issued a joint statement on tourism and COVID-19 calling for responsibility and coordination
- The Critical preparedness, readiness and response actions document describes the preparedness, readiness and response actions for COVID-19 for each transmission scenario
- The Responding to community spread of COVID-19 document provides technical guidance for government authorities, health workers, and other key stakeholders to guide response to community spread.
- All technical guidance documents regarding COVID-19, issued by the WHO as well as other useful information.
- The WHO has published advice for travellers.
- ICAO is providing regular updates through its Collaborative Arrangement for the Prevention of Public Health Events in Civil Aviation (CAPSCA) website.
- IATA has also published Emergency Response Guidelines.
- ICAO has published a detailed Q&A for States, Air Transport Operators and the General Public
- The WHO has published technical guidance on points of entry and mass gatherings.