As vaccines are administered around the world, there is a growing need to have some kind of digital document to prove that travelers are protected against Covid-19.
The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has stated that its digital COVID travel pass should be ready within weeks.
The transport and distribution of the Covid-19 vaccine will be the greatest air cargo challenge of all times, especially for Angola.
Getting a covid-19 negative test does not mean that you cannot be infected in a few days, or even hours, right afterwards. From the moment test is carried out, until the result is obtained, there is already a risk of being infected.
The civil aviation industry is suffering a catastrophic impact, because of the measures to contain covid-19, in Angola. Thousands of Angolans who work in airlines and companies in the sector, have seen their lives and jobs negatively affected, by the stoppage of international flights.
Can you imagine everyone complying with social distancing at Luanda International Airport, while travelling to and from Angola? How will people be kept apart at check-in, collecting their baggage, or walking around in the airport terminals? And during the flights? What tests will be required and how will they be carried? Do we have the social and infra-structural conditions to implement these scenarios at short-term, or is it a futuristic vision?
Angola, like the majority of countries worldwide, is being severely hit by the COVID-19 pandemic. As a prevention measure against COVID-19, the Angolan government implemented flight interdictions on all commercial and private international flights to and from Angola.
Nonetheless, there are some exemptions to this interdiction, to secure the entry of essential goods, equipment and to allow the repatriation of citizens.
The Angolan government issued the closure of Angola all international borders from 0:00 Hours of 20th March, for a period of 15 days. If you are outside Angola and need to return before the closure of the borders and interdiction of all international flights, do it in a safe way, so you don’t take chances of getting infected during your journey.
You are not at a higher risk of being infected in a commercial flight than you are in any other crowded place. In both cases you must be careful and follow some simple rules to avoid getting infected.
Following are 7 tips that can help you minimize the risk of infection during your flight: