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ACI Airport Health Accreditation

SSR International Airport is the first airport in Africa to receive the Airports Council International (ACI) Airport Health Accreditation.

The ACI’s Airport Health Accreditation programme recognizes the commitment to health and welfare of passengers, airport staff and the public, by supporting airports assessing the new sanitary protocols introduced further to the COVID-19 pandemic in accordance with ICAO Council Aviation Restart Task Force (CART) recommendations along with industry best practices. It is designed to help reassure the travelling public that airport facilities remain safe and that necessary precautions are being taken to reduce any risk to their health.

Cleaning and Disinfection

Frequency of cleaning and disinfection have been increased across the Passenger Terminal, especially for high contact areas, e.g. counters, door handles, toilets, baggage trolleys, handrails, etc.
Bins are placed at designated areas for disposal of used gloves and facemasks as safety measures.
The air-conditioning in the Terminal is designed so that fresh air is circulated constantly all over the terminal building.

Temperature Screening

All passengers and staff undergo temperature screening through thermal cameras on entering the Departure Hall. 

All passengers arriving in Mauritius equally undergo temperature screening prior to entering the International Immigration Hall.

Any person with abnormal temperature or other symptoms is referred to the Medical Unit of the Airport for further examination.

Social Distancing

Floor markings have been affixed across the Terminal to help passengers and staff maintain social distancing of at least 1 metre.
 

 

Protective Screens

Acrylic Protective Screens have been installed at all counters where there are interactions between passengers and airport staff.

Face Masks

It is mandatory for airport staff and passengers to wear a facemask at all times at the Airport.

Contactless processes

Passengers are encouraged to do a web check-in prior to leaving for the Airport to get their boarding pass and reduce points of contact at the Airport.

Passengers can scan their boarding pass at the Entrance of the Immigration zone and at Security screening.

Hand Sanitizers

Around 50 touchless hand-sanitizers are available at different checkpoints across the Airport for the benefit of passengers and staff.

Signage

Appropriate signage, such as posters, digital images, public announcement, have been deployed in different zones throughout the Airport.

PCR Test

All arriving passengers will be required  to undergo a swab (nasopharyngeal or oropharyngeal) specimen collection at SSR International Airport.  These swabs will be analysed and tested at the Airport Health Laboratory (AHL) as per the Gold standard PCR for Covid-19 (Sars-COV-2).  Results will be communicated by phone/email within 12 hours of the samples collection.