Bahrain International Airport, which is operated and managed by Bahrain Airport Company, has been certified with the highest 5-star COVID-19 airport safety rating in recognition that the airport has achieved the highest standards in health and safety protocols to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
It places Bahrain International Airport in the top 5 airports in the world in terms of cleanliness and hygiene.
Bahrain International Airport is awarded this 5-star COVID-19 airport safety rating following a detailed audit of COVID-19 safety standards conducted by Skytrax, the international air transport rating organization, in December 2021.
This security accreditation is considered a global benchmark for defining safe travel insurance for customers and maximum recognition of the effectiveness of the security measures put in place by the airport to protect its customers and staff against the spread of coronavirus.
The audit assessed 175 different security protocols specifically related to the COVID-19 pandemic that serve to reduce risk and improve the well-being of customers and staff.
The inspections reviewed the implementation of health, hygiene and safety measures in accordance with the recommendations of the ICAO Council Aviation Restoration Working Group, in addition to the requirements of the Government of the Kingdom of Bahrain .
The 5-star COVID-19 airport safety rating recognizes very high standards of airport cleanliness and maintenance procedures, with these protocols being consistently followed.
Mohamed Yousif Al-Binfalah, CEO of Bahrain Airport Company, said: “We are proud to receive this 5-star rating which recognizes the immense efforts made by our team on a daily basis to ensure our customers travel with peace of mind. We dedicate this award to the Government of Bahrain, which has taken proactive steps since the start of the pandemic to protect public health and safety, and to frontline healthcare workers, who have worked tirelessly to ensure the security of the people of Bahrain. “
He added: “Since January, the airport has received several awards and recognitions from international organizations for its exceptional standards and efforts to protect the health and safety of passengers. We remain committed to making traveling to the airport safe, enjoyable and hassle-free. “
Edward Plaisted of Skytrax said, “The standard, effectiveness and consistency of the COVID-19 security protocols that are provided here at the airport are excellent, and we congratulate Bahrain Airport Company on receiving this airport security clearance. Highest COVID-19. This safety rating provides great assurance to customers traveling through the airport and demonstrates the effectiveness of the health and safety protocols they have in place. COVID-19 security must provide the safest environment for customers and staff, and BIA has proven itself to be a leader in this area. “
Bahrain International Airport has a comprehensive program of security measures in place to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Throughout the terminal there is a lot of hand sanitizer, including in high contact areas such as check-in, boarding gates and self-service facilities.
Frequently touched surfaces have been treated with antimicrobial coatings, social distancing is ensured throughout the terminal with a range of floor markers and seat markers.
We are proud to obtain this 5-star rating, which rewards the immense efforts made by our team on a daily basis to make our customers travel with complete peace of mind.
Mohamed Yousif Al-Binfalah, CEO of Bahrain Airport Company
The front-line service counters have been fitted with rigid screens and self-service points such as ATMs, vending machines, etc. – with hand sanitizers on the side. All airport users are required to wear face masks.
The terminal cleanliness standards are rated as excellent, and this is verified throughout the COVID-19 audit using ATP testing to analyze and assess.
The COVID-19 safety rating assesses the effectiveness and consistency of the COVID-19 procedures provided, including the cleanliness of terminals, cleaning and disinfection systems, compliance with standards and the use of protective equipment. individual staff, brand, standard and application of social distancing signage, ground markers and seat distancing, hand disinfection facilities, airport PA orientation, organization and flow control of passengers around the airport, security control hygiene systems, general passenger facilities (e.g. baggage carts) and control of social distancing and face mask use.