As aviation has almost come to a complete halt due to the COVID-19 pandemic outbreak, it is essential to find a way in which to resume the international aviation system, taking into consideration public health requirements. Therefore, the CAPSCA Programme has developed a strategy known as the Public Health Corridor Concept. This strategy describes how to manage, from an aviation perspective, essential flights that would allow aircraft and crew to perform with minimal additional burdens, while maintaining flight safety and preventing the transmission of COVID-19.
This webinar presents the key elements of this strategy to ensure, as far as possible, the use of "clean" crew, "clean" aircraft, and "clean" airport facilities to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 through air travel. The key elements include the implementation of operational and health measures, as well as disinfection and segregation procedures, to ensure that persons carrying COVID-19 will not be allowed on flights.
Presenter: Dr. Ansa Jordaan, Chief of the Aviation Medicine Section at ICAO.
Originally presented 11 May 2020.