Coach stations and airports around the world are resuming operations within the new reality of the pandemic. Among the new safety measures for post-coronavirus travel (COVID-19) adopted, the most common ones are an added emphasis on cleaning. This includes the use of gel alcohol, and is especially true for major touch points like handrails, elevator buttons and seats. In addition, audible warnings about symptoms and guidance from trained professionals are already part of many routines.
Bus companies and airlines prepare their security protocols. Companies throughout Asia and Europe, where the virus first emerged and spread have already updated their safety measures for travel. This summer, countries in Europe, including Spain, Germany and Italy, have opened their borders. Consequently, coaches, trains and airlines remain careful in laying out their safety measures.
Emirates, for example, reported that flight attendants must wear gloves, masks, goggles and a raincoat when flying. British Airways will also require passengers to wear face masks both on board. This requirement extends to airports as well. Airline staff adopted facial coverings as a new part of the uniform as well as gloves to protect passengers, and other staff. Passengers will also receive a pack containing hand sanitizer gel and an anti-bacterial wipes.
Aviointeriors is a company that produces cabin interiors and aircraft passenger seats. The company has also developed two new seating concepts specifically for protecting and detaching passengers.
In Italy, bus companies resumed national travel at the beginning of May. Among them, Marino adopted strict sanitary measures measures to protect and provide security to its passengers. Policies like this are being adapted in the United Kingdom with companies like National Express taking great pains to keep their coaches clean.
National companies have been operating with security measures that adapt to the new reality. For example, National Express has already bolstered its sanitation efforts by more frequently disinfecting surfaces and making hand sanitizers more readily available. Furthermore, National Express requires passengers and staff to wear masks and promotes social distancing. Other major operators, such as megabus and Scottish Citylink are also increasing the frequency of cleanings and issuing stricter hygienic regimes.
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