Sierra Leone President Julius Maada Bio has announced the reopening dates of the West African state airports. Freetown International Airport also known as Lungi International Airport will resume service from the 22nd of July 2020.
Speaking through his Twitter feed, President Bio announced a number of eased measures as Sierra Leone prepares to reopen after months of lockdown. As of 13 July 2020, all places of worship opened and the curfew period was revised to 11PM to 5AM. The country’s flagship airport Lungi International airport will re-open on Wednesday 22 July 2020.
Recently the Sierra Leone Civil Aviation Authority (SLCAA), Sierra Leone Airports Authority (SLAA) and the National Tourist Board conducted a joint inspection on the preparedness of the airport and hotels facilities in Lungi.
President Bio said: “The SLCAA has had extensive consultations with stakeholders and considered the developments in the aviation sector around Africa and in the world. Countries are opening their airspaces; a broad inter-sectorial body will soon finalize rational, effective and affordable pre-arrival and departure protocols that are in consonance with best practices elsewhere and WHO guidelines.”
He added that “we will soon install technology at Lungi International Airport that will help us monitor, test and trace all travellers. Once all measures are in place, commercial flights will resume.”
Countries have been putting in place measures such as, mandatory wearing of masks to all passengers, social distancing, sanitization at all high points and only allowing passengers inside the terminal buildings.
Africa World Airlines, Asky, Air Peace, Air Cote d’Ivoire, RAM and Kenya Airways are some of the African airlines that used to fly to Freetown before the lockdown.
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