THE bus stations and airports around the world are gradually reopening and working again. However, they must adapt to the new health reality linked to the coronavirus pandemic. Among the health and safety measures for post-COVID-19 travel, the most widespread are a more frequent and intensive cleaning places and vehicles. This consists in particular of the use of hydroalcoholic gel, mainly on surfaces such as ramps, switches and buttons, seats, tables and shelves.
Moreover, prevention sound messages, as well as professional advice are already part of our daily life. The CheckMyBus editorial team invites you to discover other ways to travel safely with the coronavirus crisis.
Safety before your trip
In one of the most important airports in France, Paris-Charles de Gaulle airport, but also elsewhere, many measures have been taken to ensure the safety of travelers. In addition to cleaning and disinfection more frequent, distributors of hydroalcoholic gel “contactless” are available everywhere. In waiting areas, floor markings make it possible to respect the safety distances between passengers. The number of seats is limited to one out of two armchairs to facilitate physical distancing. In addition, control procedures requiring close contact have evolved. I’Online registration is preferable, plexiglass panes separate the counters from the outside, and detectors and scanners enable excavations to be carried out. If a palpation is necessary, the agents systematically change gloves. Finally, some companies take the temperature of their passengers before boarding or asks them for a certificate of good health.
Safety during your trip
Both coach operators and airlines have developed their security protocols to allow their passengers to travel serenely. In some countries, procedures have already proven themselves.
For carriers, the challenge is obviously the health security passengers, but also to limit theeconomic impact. Installing plexiglass between the seats makes it possible to have all their placesand not just one out of two.
In Italy, coach operators have resumed national trips since the beginning of May. Among them, Marino adopted strict security measures to protect and ensure the safety of its passengers. An explanatory video is also available online:
In Spain, the coach operator ALSA obtained a certificate officially validating its Covid-19 protocol. The AENOR certification body guarantees that the carrier’s sanitary measures are absolutely compliant to the recommendations.
In Brazil, the coach operator Viação Garcia has implemented, in addition to disinfection procedures, a curtain system separating passengers. These curtains are sanitized on each trip, at the same time as the internal and external cleaning of the buses.
Finally, the airline Emirates indicated that flight attendants will now be required to wear glovesof the masksof the eyeglasses and overcoats when they fly.
Carriers in France
In France, carriers are also working on the rapid implementation of security measures that adapt to the new reality. BlaBlaCar and BlaBlaLines, for example, are currently operational, but only under certain conditions: drivers can only takeonly one passengereveryone must wear a mask and gloves, and any trip of more than 100km must be justified by a certificate.
And you, what are your suggestions in terms of health security for post-coronavirus travel?
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