Athens Int’l Airport 4-Star COVID-19 Safety Rating

Athens International Airport is certified with the 4-Star COVID-19 Airport Safety Rating for the health, hygiene and safety measures in place to ensure customer and staff safety.

Skytrax COVID-19 Airport Safety Rating is the world’s only assessment and certification of airport health, hygiene and safety measures that is based on professional and scientific investigation of the actual standards being provided at the airport.

COVID-19 Airport Safety Rating investigates and evaluates over 190 health, hygiene and safety protocols including cleaning, disinfection, social distancing policies and control, face mask usage, sanitisers, use of PPE by staff, and other hygiene improvement systems.

Athens Int’l Airport 4-Star COVID-19 Safety Rating

COVID-19 Safety Certification

COVID-19 Rating Analysis

COVID-19 Safety Rating

COVID-19 Procedures

COVID-19 information signage
Terminal access rules enforced
COVID testing facilities
Temperature checks
Customer face masks required
Face mask usage enforced
PPE vending availability
Hand sanitiser availability
Hand sanitiser prominence & utility
Social distancing markings & signage
Social distancing enforcement
Social distancing seat markings
Enhanced terminal airflow & filtering
Public areas cleanliness & monitoring
Washrooms cleanliness & monitoring
F&B areas cleanliness & monitoring
Security processing - hygiene policies
Security processing - staff PPE compliance
Immigration processing - staff PPE compliance
Other airport staff - PPE compliance
Shop/F&B capacity monitoring

ATP Testing used in COVID-19 Rating

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COVID-19 comments

COVID-19 procedures for customer information, social distancing, and hand hygiene have been introduced at Athens Airport with an appealing and coherent brand. The lack of consistency here relates to disparities in the markings in some high movement areas such as tax-free shopping, and similarly, the placement and visibility of some hand hygiene which is not always optimal. While there is a clear suggestion that terminal access is for passengers and staff only, this is not observed to be enforced during the audit. This does not however seem to have an overly negative impact on social distancing factors. Generally, the management of queues at check-in, security, and immigration is good but the systematic checks for passenger locator forms are leading to pinch points in the Schengen arrivals area. Skytrax also noted that aspects of recommended hygiene policies are not being correctly implemented at security screening for departures. There is a good active presence of cleaning staff, and the visual element of terminal cleanliness is satisfactory. Some of the audit ATP testing did however demonstrate that cleaning and disinfection procedures could be more regular and detailed for certain high touch points around customer seating areas, and in the toilets.


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