This SIB revises EASA SIB 2020-02 dated 27 January 2020.
National Aviation Authorities (NAAs), Aircraft and Aerodrome operators
Following the evolution of the novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) outbreak in the city of Wuhan, People’s Republic of China (PRC), and based on the reports published by the WHO, International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) and the ECDC, EASA has issued this SIB, providing recommendations to the NAAs, Aircraft and Aerodrome operators in order to reduce the risk of spreading the 2019-nCoV.
EASA is closely monitoring developments related to the 2019-nCoV outbreak in Wuhan (PRC) and is actively engaged with the WHO, ICAO, the European Commission (EC) and the EC DG SANTE. Due to that, the latest guidance and recommendations issued by WHO, ECDC and ICAO should be considered in the context of this SIB.
The Agency draws the aviation community’s attention to information and guidelines provided by the WHO, ECDC, ICAO, International Air Transport Association (IATA) and Airports Council International (ACI). In particular, the WHO recommendations for public health authorities and the transport sector, including operational recommendations for the case of passengers presenting symptoms compatible with an acute respiratory infection.