The Kotoka International Airport has received the prestigious Airports Council International (ACI) Airport Health Accreditation Certificate.
KIA in Ghana, therefore, becomes the second (2nd) airport in Africa to be recognised for the implementation of the recommended health measures in the ACI Aviation Business Restart and Recovery Guidelines and the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) Council Aviation Recovery Task Force Recommendations, along with industry best practices.
The ACI Airport Health Accreditation programme enables airports to demonstrate to passengers, staff, regulators and governments that they are prioritising health and safety in a measurable, established manner.
It also allows airports to validate their own measures throughout their facilities and processes and reassures the travelling public using the airport’s facilities.
The guidelines addresses elements like cleaning, disinfection, hygiene, physical distancing, arrival health protocols and a host of others.
At the peak of the COVID-19 pandemic in March, the government closed the country’s land, sea and air borders as part of a raft of measure to help contain the spread of the respiratory disease.
The Kotoka International Airport was re-opened for scheduled international flight operations on September 1, 2020 with strict COVID-19 protocols in place.
Social distancing signs, mounting of protective screens on all check-in counters and customer service desks, and the setting up of a laboratory at upper arrival to test all in-coming passengers were crucial measures instituted to ensure the safety of all users of the facility.