COVID-19 Airport Safety Rating

Skytrax COVID-19 Airport Safety Rating is a trusted assessment and certification of airport hygiene and safety measures during the coronavirus pandemic, based on detailed and professional investigation of actual standards being provided at the airport.

The COVID-19 Safety Accreditation is regarded as a global benchmark for defining safe travel assurance for customers by complex analysis of the hygiene improvement procedures and systems introduced by airports during the coronavirus pandemic. The COVID-19 Safety Audit investigates over 175 safety protocols introduced by airports during COVID-19 to enhance customer and staff safety, and evaluates the airport’s implementation of health, hygiene and safety measures in accordance with the recommendations of the ICAO Council’s Aviation Recovery Task Force and the European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) and European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) Aviation Health Safety Protocol.

The COVID-19 Airport Safety Rating evaluates front-line facilities and service to determine how effectively and consistently COVID-19 procedures are being provided. This includes terminal cleanliness, cleaning and disinfection procedures, standard and usage conformity of staff personal protective equipment, branding, standard and application of social distancing signage, floor markers and seat distancing, hand sanitiser facilities, airport PA guidance, safety protocols and measures for customers with reduced mobility, organisation and control of passenger flows around the airport, security screening hygiene systems, general passenger facilities (eg. seating, shops, food & beverages outlets, PPE vending, baggage trolleys etc) and control of social distancing and face mask usage.

To evaluate cleaning processes, ATP testing may be used for high contact areas. This testing signifies clearly if a surface has been adequately cleaned, and highlights where systematic change to cleaning technique or frequency may be needed to achieve the correct standard.

Alicante Airport
Bahrain Airport
Baku Heydar Aliyev Airport
Barcelona El Prat Airport
Bogota El Dorado Airport
Doha Hamad Airport
Fukuoka International Airport
Guangzhou Baiyun Airport
Istanbul Airport
Ekaterinburg Koltsovo Airport
Samara Kurumoch Airport
Madrid Barajas Airport
Malaga Costa del Sol Airport
Malta International Airport
Palma de Mallorca Airport
Paris CDG Airport
Paris Orly Airport
Platov International Airport
Quito International Airport
Rome Fiumicino Airport
Tbilisi International Airport
Tenerife North Airport
Tokyo Haneda Airport

Amsterdam Schiphol Airport
Ankara Esenboga Airport
Athens Airport
Bologna Airport
Bucharest Henri Coanda Airport
Casablanca International Airport
Copenhagen Airport
Dammam Airport
Dubai Airport
Dusseldorf Airport
Edinburgh Airport
Frankfurt Airport
Hamburg Airport
Helsinki-Vantaa Airport
Izmir Adnan Menderes Airport
London Heathrow Airport
Milan Malpensa Airport
Muscat Airport
Oslo Gardermoen Airport
Porto Airport
Riga Airport
Riyadh Airport
Tallinn Airport
Vienna Airport

Birmingham Airport
Budapest Airport
Buenos Aires Ezeiza Airport
Cairo International Airport
Cancun International Airport
Dar-es-Salaam Airport
Exeter Airport
Guadalajara International Airport
Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen Airport
Lisbon Airport
London Gatwick Airport
London Stansted Airport
Manchester Airport
Mexico City Int’l Airport
Moscow Domodedovo Airport
Nice Côte d’Azur Airport
Panama Tocumen Airport
Puerto Vallarta Airport
Rio de Janeiro Galeão Airport
Sao Paulo Guarulhos Airport
Sharjah Airport
Sharm El Sheikh Airport
Stockholm Arlanda Airport
Tijuana International Airport
Vilnius Airport
Warsaw Chopin Airport

Zanzibar Airport

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» COVID-19 Airport Safety Accreditations

The COVID-19 Airport Safety Ratings award between 2-Star and the highest 5-Star COVID-19 Airport Safety Rating.

The 5-Star COVID-19 Airport Safety Rating recognises very high standards of airport cleanliness and maintenance procedures. Airports achieving 5-Star deliver many Best Practice systems of cleanliness and hygiene monitoring, and most importantly, these protocols are adhered to consistently. In addition to excellent visual cleanliness and terminal presentation standards, 5-Star COVID-19 Airports may use new techniques for UV sanitisation, and mass disinfectant treatments which are scientifically evaluated.

The 4-Star COVID-19 Airport Safety Rating indicates a good standard of airport cleanliness and maintenance procedures. Airports achieving 4-Star deliver some Best Practice systems of cleanliness and hygiene monitoring, but these may be applied inconsistently. 4-Star rated airports deliver good visual cleanliness and terminal presentation standards, in addition to robust disinfection and hygiene measures which have been scientifically evaluated.

The 3-Star COVID-19 Airport Safety Rating indicates an average standard of airport cleanliness and maintenance procedures. Airports achieving 3-Star may have some Best Practice systems for cleanliness but do not apply the necessary cleaning and hygiene protocols on a regular or consistent basis. 3-Star rated airports deliver reasonable visual cleanliness and terminal presentation standards, and the disinfection and hygiene measures have been scientifically evaluated.

The 2-Star COVID-19 Airport Safety Rating is the lowest possible classification used, and indicates a poor standard of airport cleanliness and/or COVID-19 safety protocols. The 2-Star rating indicates that an airport cleaning and hygiene protocols are not meeting the required minimum standard of COVID-19 safety. 2-Star rated airports might offer fair visual cleanliness and presentation, but the standards of disinfection, hygiene measures and safety protocols are poor.


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