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King visits QAIA, urges implementing health measures to protect travellers

By JT - Sep 07,2020 - Last updated at Sep 07,2020

His Majesty King Abdullah, accompanied by HRH Crown Prince Hussein, visits Queen Alia International Airport on Monday (Photo courtesy of Royal Court)

AMMAN — His Majesty King Abdullah on Monday visited Queen Alia International Airport (QAIA) to review measures taken by the government to resume flight operations.

Accompanied by HRH Crown Prince Hussein, King Abdullah called for implementing public health and safety measures, in line with international standards, to safeguard the wellbeing of travellers, according to a Royal Court statement. 

His Majesty stressed that implementing these measures is a shared responsibility among all stakeholders, which requires cooperation and coordination to ensure public safety, and called for continuously assessing procedures to update them when necessary.

During the visit to QAIA, the King inspected the arrivals hall, the COVID-19 screening laboratory, the test result waiting area, and the border control and immigration hall.

For his part, Prime Minister Omar Razzaz, accompanied by the ministers of interior, health, and transport, said the airport is reopening on Tuesday after measures have been taken to ensure public safety, adding that arrangements have been made to resume flight operations with the United Arab Emirates and Turkey.

The government is also working to reopen other border crossings in full, but after meeting safety requirements, he added.

His Majesty was also briefed on the country classification system (green, yellow and red) and plans to gradually increase the number of flights.

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