On July 14, 2021, Paro International Airport was awarded the Certificate of Accreditation by Airports Council International (ACI). The accreditation was received as part of ACI’s Airport Health Accreditation programme after evaluating that Paro International Airport has shown to provide a safe airport experience for all travellers. The measures taken at Paro International Airport are in line with the recommended health measures established in the ACI Aviation Business Restart and Recovery guidelines and ICAO Council Aviation Recovery Task Force Recommendations, along with industry best practices.
The accreditation is valid for the next 12 months ‘till July 8, 2022.
The programme is designed to help reassure travellers that airport facilities remain safe and that precautions are being taken to reduce any health risks.
Upon news of the COVID-19 outbreak in China at the end of December 2019, Bhutan has taken swift action to take precautionary measures. Paro International Airport has taken precautionary measures since January 15, 2020. Infrared fever scanners were installed promptly, and health questionnaires were distributed to thoroughly screen passengers.
Today, the airport has stepped up the measures even further to prevent any transmission. Below are some of the COVID-19 precautionary measures currently undertaken at Paro International Airport:
The health and personal safety of travellers is of the utmost importance to Paro International Airport. The government of Bhutan and the management of Paro International Airport takes serious efforts to ensure the wellbeing of the locals and foreigners entering the country.