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Thu, 14 May 2020

Hong Kong Int. Airport Makes it Compulsory to Wear a Mask

Hong Kong's Airport Authority has made it compulsory for all departing passengers to wear a face mask in the restricted area of the departure levels of HKIA from 18 May 2020 and until further notice.

The compulsory requirement is also applicable when departing passengers are on an Automated People Mover (APM), Apron Passengers Vehicles or SkyPier Sea-to-Air levels.

Arriving passengers are also recommended to wear face masks upon their arrival at HKIA.

Passengers are advised to bring their own face masks.

Autonomous cleaning robots have been deployed at HKIA to enhance cleaning and disinfection efficiency. Click to enlarge.

Vivian Cheung, Executive Director, Airport Operations of the Airport Authority said, “The Airport Authority has been sparing no efforts in implementing different measures in HKIA to maintain a safe and hygienic environment for all airport users. We are working hand-in-hand with our business partners to look at the entire passenger journey and explore possible enhancement measures, with a view to strengthening passengers’ confidence.”

Airport staff members are required to wear face masks in all passenger accessible areas in the restricted areas of both the departure and arrival levels of the terminal buildings, SkyPier, APM and Apron Passengers Vehicles.

Meanwhile, body temperature screening has already been implemented at the entrances of the terminal buildings and restricted areas, as well as the arrivals levels.

 Passengers are advised to keep at least 1.5 metres from each other when they are in queues at HKIA.

Cleaning and disinfection efforts in HKIA’s terminal buildings and passenger facilities have been stepped up since the outbreak of COVID19. Frequently touched surfaces are applied with antimicrobial coating and are cleaned every hour.

Autonomous cleaning robots have also been deployed to enhance cleaning and disinfection efficiency.

The provision of alcohol hand sanitizers, which were already widely available throughout the airport pre-COVID19, have been doubled and extended to all major passageways and high traffic areas inside the terminal buildings.

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