ICAO publishes recommendations for countries establishing travel corridors


It will help states determine a pandemic risk management strategy in accordance with current goals of mutual recognition and global harmonization

To assist countries seeking to establish public health travel corridors during their recovery phases from COVID-19, ICAO has just released a new implementation package (iPack) on the establishment of a public health corridor (APS).
Comprised of orientation material, support staff, training and other resources, the new iPack for Travel Corridor is fully aligned with the latest recommendations issued by the Aviation Recovery Working Group (CART) of the ICAO Council and with Guidance developed jointly by ICAO, the World Health Organization (WHO) and other contributors in the new United Nations Aviation Agency Transboundary Risk Management Measures and Tests Manual (Doc 10152).
“This initiative has benefited greatly from the continuous feedback we have been receiving from our Member States through our COVID-19 monitoring and coordination platforms and other feedback mechanisms,” explained ICAO Secretary General Dr. Fang Liu. “It builds on the guidance already developed by ICAO in this area, and provides access to training courses, a hands-on workshop that is regularly updated with the latest scientific evidence, and a dedicated subject matter expert to consult on planning and Progress.”
Implemented through its Directorate for technical cooperation and supported by various donor States and organizations, ICAO’s COVID-19 iPacks have served as key resources for the global pandemic during countries’ air transport recovery efforts in areas such as the security risk management, facilitation, aviation and airport security. -openings.
“National authorities that take advantage of the new APS iPack will gain access to the latest APS best practices already identified by other countries, including the design and conduct of effective gap analyzes compared to the latest guidance issued by ICAO, CART and the Collaboration Agreement for the Prevention and Management of Public Health Events in Civil Aviation (CAPSCA) ”, emphasized the President of the ICAO Council, Salvatore Sciacchitano.
President Sciacchitano further emphasized that “the iPack will also help countries determine a multi-layered pandemic risk management strategy in accordance with current objectives of mutual recognition and global harmonization, and to maintain planning, approaches and results of primary health care continually updated”.