Passengers must wear masks and carry hand sanitisers: HIA

Jun 10, 2020

The Hamad International Airport (HIA) has issued an alert reminding departing passengers of the safety measures to be observed and complied with while travelling to ensure the safety of all passengers and airport staff amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

The HIA has called on passengers not to travel to the airport if they show any of these symptoms — fever, dry cough, shortness of breath and loss of smell or taste.
“It is mandatory for all passengers to wear face masks, without which access to the terminal building will be denied. Kindly follow the correct usage, replacement, and disposal of face masks. Please ensure you carry a sufficient number of masks as well as alcohol-based hand sanitising solutions for the duration of your journey. Passengers are urged to observe personal hygiene and frequently sanitise your hands. Sanitising stations have been made available throughout the terminal,” it added.
The HIA advised passengers to arrive at the airport three hours prior to the journey. “Please arrive at the airport no more than three hours prior to your flight to undergo all required checks. All passengers will be subject to the thermal screening at Hamad International Airport. Kindly note that only travelling passengers will be permitted access into the terminal,” it said.

“All passengers are requested to observe and comply with physical distancing requirements. Please follow the instructions provided by airport personnel as well as the advice displayed across the airport through signage and screens.

“Passengers are advised to adhere to the above recommendations to be able to travel without any issues.”