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EASA Updates List of Airports in Covid-19 High Risk Areas

Heathrow Airport.

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.

JFK Airport.

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

State              Regions/Airports
Belgium All airports
France All airports in the following regions:

  • Ile-de-France
Italy All airports in the following regions:

  • Emilia Romagna
  • Lombardy
  • Piemonte
  • Veneto
The Netherlands The following airports:

  • Amsterdam Schiphol Airport
  • Eindhoven Airport
  • Maastricht Aachen Airport
  • Rotterdam The Hague Airport
Poland Katowice Airport (EPKT)
Portugal The following airports:

  • Francisco Sá Carneiro Airport
  • Lisbon Portela Airport
Spain All airports in the following regions:

  • Castile and Leon
  • Castilla-La Mancha
  • Catalonia
  • Madrid
Sweden All airports in Stockholm Region
United Kingdom The following airports:

  • Birmingham
  • Doncaster Sheffield
  • East Midlands
  • Gatwick
  • Glasgow
  • Heathrow
  • Leeds Bradford
  • Liverpool John Lennon
  • London City
  • Luton
  • Manchester Airport
  • Newcastle International
  • Stansted

Moscow Airport.

B. Third countries

State Regions/Airports
Afghanistan All airports
Bangladesh All airports
Belarus All airports
Brazil All airports in the following regions:

  • Amazonas
  • Bahia
  • Ceará
  • Espírito Santo
  • Maranhão
  • Pernambuco
  • Rio De Janeiro
  • Santa Catarina
  • Sao Paulo
Canada All airports in the following regions:

  • Ontario
  • Quebec
Chile All airports
Colombia All airports in Bogota region
Dominican Republic All airports
Ecuador All airports
Egypt All airports
India All airports in the following provinces:

  • Gujarat
  • Madhya Pradesh
  • Maharashtra
  • Rajasthan
  • Tamil Nadu
  • Uttar Pradesh
Indonesia All airports
Iran All airports
Kuwait All airports
Mexico All airports in Mexico City region
Pakistan All airports
Peru All airports
Qatar All airports
Russia All airports in the following regions:

  • Moscow
  • Murmansk
  • Nizhny Novgorod
  • Sankt Petersburg
Saudi Arabia All airports
Singapore All airports
South Africa All airports in Western Cape region
Turkey All airports
Ukraine All airports in the following regions:

  • Chernivtsi
  • Kyiv
United Arab Emirates All airports
USA All airports in the following States:

  • Alabama
  • Arizona
  • California
  • Colorado
  • Connecticut
  • Florida
  • Georgia
  • Illinois
  • Indiana
  • Louisiana
  • Maryland
  • Massachusetts
  • Michigan
  • New Jersey
  • New York
  • North Carolina
  • Ohio
  • Pennsylvania
  • Rhode Island
  • Texas
  • Virginia
  • Washington

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.

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  1. Stephen Cronin Reply

    Seems very odd to me that in the UK list, Belfast is not listed and the Republic of Ireland, not listed at all.

  2. Hash Reply

    So what does this mean in practical terms!? Answers anyone?

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