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Iberia, Iberia Express, and Vueling are Implementing EASA Guidelines on Covid-19


Iberia, Iberia Express, and Vueling have pledged to follow all the recommendations made by the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) to stop the spread of Covid-19. AENA, the Spanish air traffic control and airports agency, has also adopted the EASA guidelines.

On 20 May, EASA and the European Centre for Disease Control (ECDC) issued the Aviation Industry Charter for Covid-19 in order to facilitate the recovery of European air traffic under the safest possible conditions.

Since the outbreak of the Covid-19 crisis, the three Spanish airlines, all members of the IAG group, have applied all the disease prevention measures recommended by authorities, from the publication of information to disinfection and sanitising, the supply of protective gear, and changes in protocols and procedures, etc. These latest recommendations are designed to permit the resumption of air travel in Europe with minimum infection risk.

The airlines are also advising their customers to download boarding passes to their cell phones, to check hand luggage instead of taking it into the cabin, to remember to use surgical type face masks, and to avoid travel if there is the slightest chance they are infected. 

Safety measures are given in full detail on the websites of the three Spanish IAG airlines: IberiaIberia Express and Vueling.  

The EASA recommended guidelines can be viewed here.