CAA Devises Strict Measures to Curb Virus Spread at Karachi Airport

According to reports, the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has devised a strict action plan for the prevention of COVID-19 spread amongst staff members. As preventive measures, more than 15 immigration counters under the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) have been covered with glass for minimizing interaction with passengers.

35 FIA immigration counters for international departure and arrival loungers will be covered with glass within the next few days.

The Civil Aviation Authority stated on Monday that it will check COVID-19 test reports of passengers who intend to travel overseas. Amidst a chaotic second COVID-19 wave that has gripped the nation, the Jinnah International Airport has installed thermal scanners in the international departure lounge.

Recently a number of COVID-19 positive passengers passed through the international lounge at the Karachi Airport despite the SOPs. Authorities observed few passengers with positive PCR reports who managed to enter the lounge after formal check-ins at the airline counters.

Airlines have been advised to deploy representatives at departure gates to check PCR reports of incoming passengers.