New Normal Will Require Early Arrival at Airport, Association Says

IATA recommends the adoption of technology so that procedures such as check-in, luggage clearance, document checking, and security inspections are performed without contact.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The new safety measures to prevent coronavirus contagion should require passengers to arrive earlier at airports, accouding to IATA, the international association of air transport.

Nick Careen, IATA's vice president of Security, who introduced the association's recommendations, said it is still assessing how much extra time will be required for all safety measures to be met and how much advance time is required for passengers.

The recommendations are in line with measures already implemented by airlines or suggested by other organizations, such as reducing contact, limitations on in-flight baggage, changes to meal systems . . .

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