International Civil Aviation recommends guidelines for airlines

Agency France-Press has reported the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) has announced publication of a series of health recommendations for the pandemic-hit airline industry as it relaunches air travel, the news source said.

The protocol was drawn up by an international task force formed by the Montreal-based ICAO with the help of other United Nations (UN) agencies like the World Health Organization and the powerful International Air Transport Association.

The guidelines will facilitate convergence, mutual recognition, and harmonization of aviation COVID-19 related measures across the globe.

The recommendations — adopted by the ICAO´s executive committee, are intended to serve as a framework for assuring the safety of passengers and workers on planes and at airports.