Pakistan Civil Aviation Authority: PRE-EMBARKATION SOPs Validity: 18th~30th April 2020

The aircraft operations shall be subject to full compliance of PCAA instructions regarding aircraft disinfection, passenger and crew protection measures. In order to ensure safety of passengers and crew (cockpit & cabin) and to minimize the risks associated with COVID-19, following measures are to be taken in case of passenger and chartered aircraft flight operations to Pakistan:
PRE-EMBARKATION: (process of loading a passenger)

  1. The aircraft will be disinfected in accordance with the procedures prescribed by
    PCAA at each station before passenger boarding. The disinfection certificate from the airline/operator shall be countersigned/ verified by the CAA Staff. The disinfection is to be logged in aircraft documents. The Captain of the aircraft shall satisfy himself regarding full compliance of PCAA instructions on disinfection. Similar disinfection standard shall also be mandatory prior to embarkation from a foreign airport for flight to Pakistan.
  2. An inventory of essential PPE, comprising protection suits, gloves, surgical masks, goggles, and N-95 masks, etc. shall be maintained in each aircraft.
  3. The International Passenger Health Declaration form will be disseminated to all potential travellers to Pakistan before boarding the flight.
  4. Completion of International Passenger Health Declaration Form by passengers/guardians (in case of infants/ disabled) shall be the operator’s responsibility. The Form will be filled and signed before boarding the flight.
  5. The airline through its station manager/ or the GHA where applicable, shall be responsible for providing the passenger manifest to the destination airport in Pakistan, before take-off of the flight. The Airport Manager at the destination airport shall
    transfer this passenger manifest to the concerned ICT/ provincial government focal person on immediate basis.
  6. Passengers are to be scanned through thermal devices for COVID-19 before boarding.
    Either a thermal scanner or a calibrated non-contact thermal device shall be used for the purpose. Any passenger or crew member with raised body temperature shall be examined by a Health professional at the airport of embarkation.
  7. Boarding passes shall be issued with a gap of at least one adjacent seat where practical.

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