Bilbao Airport has been certified under the Airport Health Accreditation programme of the Airports Council International (ACI), a plan that assesses compliance with the health measures recommended by ACI, the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO), EASA, the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) and the World Health Organisation (WHO) guidelines, which are in turn aligned with the objectives of the Operational Recovery Plan developed by AENA in April.
ACI has assessed the installation of protective screens (Bilbao aerodrome has installed 105 screens distributed in different points of the terminals: check-in counters, boarding gates, sanitary controls, security filters, passenger information points, etc.); informative signage by means of digital screens, posters and loudspeakers with messages on the use of masks, personal distance, hand hygiene, etc., as well as marks and traces of social distancing (more than 2,000 people have been trained in the use of these screens) and social distancing (more than 2,500 markings) marks. Aena has developed 84 new messages, including all these variations in different languages, and more than 400 adaptations have been created for the different areas of the infrastructures.
As published by the European Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (ECDC) in its “guidelines for covid-19 testing and quarantine of air travellers”, air transport has proven to be a low-prevalence environment for the virus, accounting for less than 1% of detected cases of covid-19 and no increase in the transmission rate.