First COVID-19 5-star airport rating achieved

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Travellers passing through Rome’s Fiumicino Airport can now do so safely and confidently after it becomes the first airport in the world to receive Skytrax’s COVID-19 5-Star Airport Rating 

In light of the current coronavirus pandemic and despite its growing passenger footfall, the airport has now become the first in the world to achieve Skytrax’s COVID-19 5-Star Airport Rating.  

Maria Elena Rossi, Director of ENIT, commented“Health and safety measures remain a key priority for visitors coming to Italy with the aim to create a safe and seamless travelling experience from the moment they step on the plane. We are delighted that Italy’s busiest airport and the central hub has been recognised for its consistency in delivering a high standard of COVID-19 protocols that enable a safe environment for all customers and staff. With robust procedures in place and a commitment to ensure travellers stay safe during their visit, we welcome tourists to explore Rome this Autumn and winter in a safe environment.” 

Skytrax is a company known for its annual star-based rankings of airports across the world. In the current climate of passenger travel, it has become all too important to assess the effectiveness of airport hygiene, with the factor now becoming the lead element in Skytrax’s ratings.  

The rating was awarded to the facility after it showed a huge effort to improve passenger and employee hygiene. It scored points based on its strict enforcement of mask-wearing, the scrupulous efforts of cleaning staff and easy-to-read signage in multiple languages.  

As a result, the high standards of cleanliness and maintenance procedures will ensure that travellers passing through the airport can do so with confidence and can feel safe in the knowledge that all the steps are being taken to guarantee their health.