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How Covid-safe is Alicante Airport?

Customer expectations of air travel have changed considerably since the beginning of the global pandemic. In these uncertain times, you want reassurance that your travel experience is as Covid-safe as possible. Alicante Airport has been given several awards in relation to Covid-19 safety.

Alicante Airport Covid-19 safety measures

How does the airport ensure Covid-19 safety?

Since the beginning of the global pandemic, Alicante Airport has put in place a vast number of new protocols and procedures, to ensure a Covid-safe environment for customers and staff. Examples of the measures introduced by Alicante Airport include:

  • enhanced cleaning regimes
  • newly installed partition walls
  • protective screens
  • disinfectant dispensers
  • floor markings to ensure safe distancing between passengers
  • stringent controls of the number of passengers within the airport building
  • and many other measures

In total, Alicante Airport made over 400 adjustments to reduce any risk related to coronavirus.

Alicante Airport Covid-19 safety awards

“Airport Health Accreditation” (AHA)

This certificate was issued to Alicante Airport by the Airports Council International (ACI), the international umbrella organisation of airport operators.

To ensure the Covid-safety of airports, the ACI, the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO), the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC), and the World Health Organisation (WHO) have drawn up a series of guidelines. These relate to the relevant hygiene regulations and safety protocols. The award of the AHA certificate confirms Alicante Airport’s full compliance with all of these guidelines.

Skytrax 5-star COVID-19 Safety Rating

Skytrax is an independent UK-based consultancy and a leading review site for airlines, airports, and air travel. Alicante Airport has achieved the maximum 5-star rating of this prestigious Skytrax award, which is regarded as a global benchmark in relation to COVID-19 airport safety standards. This programme evaluates front-line facilities and services of airports around the world. It determines the effectiveness and consistency of the airports’ COVID-19 protocols and procedures.  The 5-star rating awarded to Alicante Airport certifies the excellent standards provided for customers and staff in relation to hygiene, cleanliness, and COVID-19 safety.

Skytrax 2021 COVID-19 Airport Excellence Award

This certificate is based on customer experience. It is awarded to those airports that provide the highest standards in health-, hygiene- and safety protocols.

The following key categories are included in the customer ratings:

  • COVID-19 information and signage
  • enforcement of face mask usage
  • visibility and availability of hand sanitiser
  • social distancing markings/signage
  • the enforcement of social distancing rules
  • hygiene procedures at security
  • terminal- and washroom cleanliness

Further information on the topic

For further information, please see our pages:

Airport safety guidance for travelling during Covid-19

Covid-testing at Alicante Airport

Covid-19 certificates needed for travelling to Alicante Airport

Covid-rules when travelling from Alicante Airport to England

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