Coronavirus: Budapest Airport Prepared For Extraordinary Authority Measures

  • 29 Jan 2020 8:35 AM
Coronavirus: Budapest Airport Prepared For Extraordinary Authority Measures
Budapest Airport has significant stocks of all necessary protective equipment, and is ready to support the work of the authorities with detailed procedural rules, in case extraordinary authority measures are introduced at the airport.

Budapest Airport is in continuous contact with the National Public Health Center and the Airport Public Health Branch of the National Public Health Division of the Budapest Government Office, in order to immediately implement any extraordinary precautionary measures at the airport, if and when they are introduced.

From Wednesday, Budapest Airport continuously makes antiviral hand sanitizer gel available in passenger circulation areas, and pays increased attention to more frequent disinfectant cleaning.

It will also place information signs in the public areas of the airport, calling attention to the most important preventive hygiene measures.

Budapest Airport has been liaising on a continuous basis with the competent partner organizations at the airport and with the National Public Health Center since the new coronavirus outbreak, and has made the necessary preparations to be able to implement precautionary measures, if and when they are introduced.

Based on its legal competencies, the National Public Health Center decides on the introduction of any extraordinary measures, and if that happens, control tasks are also performed by the authorities.

Should authority measures be introduced, Budapest Airport is in possession of all equipment and materials required to perform its obligations under applicable regulations and to support the work of the authorities.

The airport operator has significant stocks of the necessary protective gear (protective clothing, gloves, masks, plastic shoe covers, etc.) and of the equipment and materials required for disinfection.

Appropriate isolation facilities are also available. In addition, the airport operator has taken immediate measures to procure so-called virucidal hand sanitizer gels and wipes.

In case precautionary measures are introduced, the pre-formulated procedural rules on the necessary processes can be implemented at the airport with immediate effect, including the isolation of infected passengers, quarantine measures and the disinfection of buildings or vehicles.

Budapest Airport is able to ensure seamless passenger traffic even in case such precautionary measures are introduced.

Source: Budapest Airport

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