Wednesday 28 October, 2020

Miami Int'l Airport 2nd U.S. airport to get COVID-health accreditation

In recognition of its health and safety response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Miami International Airport is the first airport in Florida, second in the United States and third in North America to be accredited under the Airports Council International (ACI) Airport Health Accreditation program. The accreditation is based on evidence that MIA is following best practices and has implemented key measures to prevent further spread of COVID-19.

"The recovery of the industry from the impacts of COVID-19 will require a coordinated, global effort, and Miami International Airport’s accreditation shows that it is committed to high standards of health and hygiene that accord with globally recognized standards and protocols," said ACI World Director General Luis Felipe de Oliveira.

ACI’s Airport Health Accreditation program assists airports by assessing new health measures and procedures introduced because of the COVID-19 pandemic, in accordance with International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) Council Aviation Recovery Task Force recommendations. Areas of assessment for accreditation include cleaning and disinfection, physical distancing (where feasible and practical), staff protection, physical layout, passenger communications and passenger facilities.

The Airport Health Accreditation program is consistent with the recommendations and industry priorities put forward by ACI-NA’s Airport Industry Recovery Advisory Panel.

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