Liberia has, today, reopened its airport for commercial flights amidst strict health protocols for Covid 19 for both entries and departures.
President Weah announced that the Roberts International Airport (RIA) would be open to commercial flights on June 21st. with the observance of the required health measures.
The strict health protocols were announced by the Information Minister over the weekend.
The measures include passengers (Arriving and departing) will be required to have their temperature taken for symptoms of COVID-19 and register via phones numbers/USSD/Mobile App. Arriving passengers who have been tested at point of departure must present a valid negative result document on arrival at RIA.
Rapid tests will be conducted for passengers who were not tested at their point of departure. Negative passengers will be allowed to go home while positive passengers will be placed in the holding center pending the final PCR test result.
Thanks to these measures, the Liberia Aviation Authority (LAA) have welcomed its first commercial flight on its territory.
LAA made this announcement via a Facebook post of Brussels Airline with the caption ‘Welcome’.
In other news, Ivory Coast is expected to open up its airport on 1st July. Togo and Nigeria have signaled their preparedness towards reopening as the two countries have installed laboratories and deployed robots for screening respectively at their airports.