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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

Best Practices, Guidelines and Analysis from ACI Africa partners

ACI Airport Operations Business Restart and Recovery (27 May 2020)

ACI Policy Brief 2nd Edition (May 2020)

ICAO Economic Impact of COVID-19 (21 May 2020)

EASA-COVID-19 Aviation Health Safety Protocol (20 May 2020)

Duty Free World Council Operational Steps for reopening (May 2020)

Dufry Global COVID-19 In-store Protocol

ACI Economic Impact Assessment of COVID-19 on the airport business (05 May 2020)

EASA SAfety Information Bulletin for Aerodromes restart guidelines (04 May 2020)

COVID-19 Guidance for Ground Handling

COVID-19: Strategizing airport operations for the new norm by ST Engineering (29 April 2020)

Status of the Industry: Airlines and Air Travel – ICF (28 April 20)

Impact Assessment on Airport Operations Asia-Pacific and Middle East (28 April 20)

ACSA South Africa Contact Risk Mitigation for Passenger Flow Touchpoints

COVID-19 African Aviation briefing by ALG – Insight for African Airports and Airlines (17 April 2020)

Related Travel Restrictions – A Global Review for Tourism UNWTO (16 April 2020)

ACI Policy Brief COVID-19: Relief measures to ensure the survival of the airport industry (16 April 2020)

ACI Airport Operational Practice – Managing COVID-19 (15 April 2020)

ACI Webinar ‘Business as Unusual’ (08 April 2020)

Facilitating Health Screening at Airports – ACI World (08 April 2020) 

Lufthansa Consulting – Airports in Crisis: Measures to respond and recover from COVID-19 (07 April 20)

ACI Guidance on airside safety and operations during COVID-19 (03 April 2020)

ACI Webinar on Economic Impact and Policy Responses to COVID-19 crisis (02 April 2020)

Tackling COVID-19 in Africa by McKinsey – 01 April 20

ACI APAC – Best Practices to combat COVID-19 at Airports

Flight Safety Foundation – Pandemic Non-medical Operational Safety Aspects

Airport Business Continuity Management Handbook of ACI (Free of charge for ACI airport members only)

WHO – Handbook for the Management of Public Health Events in Air Transport (2015)

WHO – Guidelines on the use of masks – 19/03/20

WHO – Rational use of PPEs – 06/04/20

WHO – Operational considerations for managing COVID outbreak in aviation – 18/03/20

WHO – Management of ill travelers at Points of Entry – 16/02/20

McKinsey – COVID-19 – Facts and Insights – 16 March 2020

Africa CDC Guidance on Community Social Distancing for COVID-19

Africa States COVID-19 Diagnosis Capacity

TSA COVID-19 Planning Guidance 2020

TSA Disinfection Guidance for COVID-19

Handbook of COVID-19 Prevention and Treatment

ACI Press Releases

ACI World Governing Board calls for urgent COVID-19 industry relief (12

ACI/IATA Joint Press Release on urgent financial measures to protect jobs and operations (ACI World, 30 April 20)

New guidance for mitigating the risks created by aircraft overflow parking (ACI World, 24 April 2020)

ACI report shows the importance of the airport industry to the global economy (ACI World, 22 April 2020)

ACI World policy brief lays out road map for industry recovery from COVID-19 (17 April 2020)

Economic analysis shows COVID-19 is an existential threat to airport business (ACI World, 01 April 2020)

ACI issues airport IT best practice guidance during COVID-19 pandemic (ACI World, 30 March 2020)

ACI urges financial assistance to safeguard millions of airport jobs (ACI World, 27 March 2020)

ACI World Global traffic figures show COVID-19 impact on aviation was rapid (ACI World, 25 March 2020)

ACI World issues guidance for security screening during COVID-19 pandemic (20 March 2020)

ACI World proposes a global policy response to COVID-19 pandemic (ACI World, 18 March 2020)

ACI World urges a global temporary suspension of airport slot requirements (ACI World, 17 March 2020)

ACI says support for the aviation industry must not discriminate (ACI World, 17 March 2020)

ACI World predicts global COVID-19 traffic and revenue impacts on airports (ACI World, 10 March 2020)

COVID-19 Sets Back Economic Sustainability and Connectivity of Asia-Pacific Airports (ACI Asia-Pacific, 9 March 2020)

ICAO-WHO publish joint statement on COVID-19 (ACI World, 6 March 2020)

ACI World finds global passenger growth moderated as 2019 drew to a close (ACI World, 28 February 2020)

Airport Revenue Under Pressure Following Moderate Growth in 2019 and COVID-19 Challenges (ACI Asia-Pacific, 27 February 2020)

ACI World issues guidance on global communicable disease transmission (ACI World, 24 January 2020)

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.