As Munich Airport prepares for the return of passenger services it has announced a package of measures to reduce the risk of spreading the Covid-19 virus.
An airport statement said the frequency of cleaning will be increased and surfaces will be disinfected in all areas of the airport where passengers linger. Hand sanitiser dispensers will also be provided for passengers. Passengers and employees are required to wear face masks at Munich Airport effective immediately. The airport said the obligation to wear masks was mandated by the authorities, and it applies in all airport terminal buildings, i.e. in area A through E of Terminal 1, central area Z, area F, and throughout Terminal 2 as well as its satellite building.
At check-in, the security check, and in other areas where passengers can become backed up, lines and floor markings are used as wayfinding to ensure passengers adhere to the minimum distances. Plexiglas panels have also been installed wherever passengers and employees are in direct contact and the airport is asking for all passengers to check-in online when possible in order to prevent lines from forming. Terminal 2 is now equipped with six vending machines – four prior to security and two in the gate area – that can be used to purchase face masks, disinfectant wipes, and other sanitary products.
Travellers will be informed of rules of conduct through regular announcements, posters, video screens, and the presence of more staff members.
Jost Lammers, CEO of Flughafen München, commented: “We anticipate that as the coronavirus restrictions are eased, the demand for air travel will rise and supply on the airline side will increase again. At the same time, we strive to offer the highest safety to passengers and employees while also providing travellers with the high standard of service they are accustomed to.”