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Mask requirement, measure fever: New rules planned in airplanes and at airports

When flight operations resume, passengers expect some changes.

The aviation industry has published a 20-point paper on this.

This includes, among other things, a mask requirement, more distance in queues and measures to measure fever.

When flight operations are restarted, passengers may be required to wear protective masks. A corresponding proposal for the time from boarding over the entire flight until after leaving the aircraft can be found in a concept paper from the German aviation industry, which is available from the German Press Agency.

The 20-point program also includes numerous measures at the airports in order to comply with the corona-based distance requirement. These include airier queues and areas, the use of more passenger buses and time-consuming processes such as boarding and baggage handling. At the departure airports, passengers could also be checked for fever. Basically, passengers would have to state at check-in that they have no contagious diseases.

No free space in the middle

The paper, on the other hand, does not include the latest proposal by Easyjet boss Johan Lundgren to leave the middle seat in the rows of three. This would immediately reduce the space available on the plane by a third.

The proposals to the federal government have been coordinated between airlines and airports at national level. They should initially apply for a period of six weeks, the authors suggest.

There are similar considerations at European level without concrete proposals. The “Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung” reported first.

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