Hong Kong International restarts transit services

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Health measures have been enhanced at Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA) as it restarts transit services.

Measures implemented by the Airport Authority Hong Kong (AA) require all passengers to undergo body temperature screening and transit passengers to head directly to boarding gates for connecting flights.

Other measures include giving passengers stickers at transit points for identification, social distancing of 1.5m, alcohol-based hand rub and sanitizing floor mats at arrival gates, extra cleaning and disinfection, protective screens at service counters, and designated dining areas for transit passengers.

Staff also have their temperature checked when entering the terminal and are provided with personal protective equipment and disinfection supplies. They will be briefed daily, reminding them to keep a safe distance from passengers.

Airlines will increase pre-flight and inflight safety measures, including health assessments, checking passenger body temperatures, and requiring the wearing of masks during the flight.

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