The European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) on Wednesday updated the list of airports located in affected areas with high risk of transmission of the Covid-19 infection.
EASA determined that a list of airports located in affected areas should be established and maintained to support aircraft and aerodrome operators to put in place an extra layer of protection for the passengers and crew members (namely enhanced cleaning and disinfection), rather than suggesting that all airports worldwide are high risk areas.
“Therefore, EASA maintains and adjusts the risk assessment methodology to include the latest available epidemiological information,” the agency said.
The list of airports located in affected areas with high risk of transmission of the coronavirus infection is developed in coordination with EASA Member States and based on the information from the World Health Organization (WHO), the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) and other reputable public health institutes.
In addition to the testing ratio, additional parameters in EASA’s methodology have been taken into account, such as: number of active cases, number of recovered cases, trend of new cases/day, deaths/inhabitants, trend of new deaths/day, number of tests/inhabitants, cases in urban vs. rural areas and number & size of the airports serving a certain area/population.
Following is the list of airports located in affected areas with high risk of transmission of the Covid-19 infection, according to EASA.
A. EU Member States, Switzerland, Norway, Iceland, UK and territories1
|France||All airports in the following regions:
|Italy||All airports in the following regions:
|The Netherlands||The following airports:
|Poland||Katowice Airport (EPKT)|
|Portugal||The following airports:
|Spain||All airports in the following regions:
|Sweden||All airports in Stockholm Region|
|United Kingdom||The following airports:
B. Third countries
|Brazil||All airports in the following regions:
|Canada||All airports in the following regions:
|Colombia||All airports in Bogota region|
|Dominican Republic||All airports|
|India||All airports in the following provinces:
|Mexico||All airports in Mexico City region|
|Russia||All airports in the following regions:
|Saudi Arabia||All airports|
|South Africa||All airports in Western Cape region|
|Ukraine||All airports in the following regions:
|United Arab Emirates||All airports|
|USA||All airports in the following States:
1 “Territories” include territories, areas, overseas dependencies and other jurisdictions of similar status
According to EASA, the list is continuously updated after consultation with nominated EASA Member State focal points.