Stansted Airport Meets International Civil Aviation Organization Standards on Covid-19

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Stansted Airport is the first airport in the UK to receive a Covid-19 safety certificate from the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA).

The Uttlesford hub, in preparation for the return of passengers from May 17 if the Government takes the next step in its coronavirus recovery road map, has met the standards set by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO).

The assessment considers compliance with guidelines regarding general hygiene, cleaning, face masks and face coverings, health and safety screening and declarations, the mental health and wellbeing of personnel and passengers, and measures specific to passengers with reduced mobility.

Under the guidance of the CAA and Public Health England, Stansted is the first airport in the Uk outside other aiports such as East Midlands, Heathrow and British Airways to obtain official assurance recognition.

Managing director Steve Griffiths said: “This recognition is a great testament and credit to the hard work of the teams across the business to ensure our passengers and employees have a safe journey and we will be ready for international travel to resume in the coming weeks.”

“We can’t wait for our passengers to return, and this recognition and accreditation should provide them with the confidence and reassurance that we have done our best to make them feel safe.”

Stansted, the UK’s fourth busiest airport before the pandemic, served 28 million passengers with 200 destinations in 40 countries in 2019, but in 2020, it had three million passengers.

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