The Civil Aviation Authority of Kuwait has lifted the order requiring medical certificates for Indians traveling to the country amid the Coronavirus scare within the region.
Meanwhile, Jazeera Airways continues to take additional precautionary measures to make sure the safety and wellbeing of its passengers.
The airline presently connects five Indian cities in India – Delhi, Mumbai, Ahmedabad, Hyderabad, and Kochi – to the Middle East, Central Asia, and Europe.
Earlier in the week, the Kuwaiti government had imposed restrictions on the entry of passengers from 10 countries including India.
The instructions mandatorily required passengers to undergo an entire medical examination with a PCR test to get a certificate from the health centers approved by the Kuwait Embassy to verify that they’re free from coronavirus before entering the Gulf country. The order has since been rescinded.
Announcing additional intensive cleaning actions Rohit Ramachandran, CEO, Jazeera Airways said, “The health and safety of our passengers and crew may be a priority for Jazeera Airways. insight of the Coronavirus outbreak, we’ve introduced an enhanced anti-viral cleaning regime throughout Terminal 5 and on all our aircraft.”
Currently, Jazeera Airways already undergoes an in-depth cleaning process when on the ground. However, in the wake of the outbreak, the airline has stepped up an intensive cleaning process on-board for all aircraft on each turnaround in Kuwait.
It’s also introduced a new Aircraft Disinfection Program which involves spraying the cabins a day. additionally, every fortnight aircraft are going to be fumigated by using high-pressure disinfection sprays on the seats and throughout the cabin. Disinfectant chemicals we use are both internationally approved and safe for our passengers.
The air filters in on-board filtration systems also will get replaced frequently, removing dust, allergens, bacteria, viruses and other irritating particles. Constant airflow also ensures that the cabin air is refreshed every 90 minutes throughout the flight.
The crew has been equipped with personal protective medical face masks and gloves. All washrooms are also equipped with anti-bacterial hand sanitizer pumps to assist passengers to keep free from germs.
In Terminal 5 at Kuwait Airport cleaning is carried out every four hours on all surfaces, handrails, departure seating areas, immigration zones and washrooms.
Ramachandran added, “We are closely following advice from the Kuwait authorities and also IATA (International air transport Association) to supply the proper protection to enable our passengers to travel safely with us.”
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