Air France employees will measure the body temperature of passengers before departure.
“From May 11, 2020, to ensure sanitary safety, Air France will gradually introduce a temperature control system before departure for passengers of all its flights,” the statement said. It emphasizes that checks will be carried out using non-contact infrared thermometers.
“For a flight permit, the passenger must have a temperature of up to 38 degrees. Customers with a temperature higher than this may be denied boarding, their reservation, in this case, will be changed without charging a fee for subsequent dates,” the Air France message says. The company recalled that from May 11, all passengers and crew on its flights must wear masks during the flight. This requirement also applies to personnel in contact with passengers.
Also, the distribution of food and beverages will be suspended on domestic and short flights across Europe. As for long-distance flights, on-board services will be limited, preference will be given to products wrapped in film, or individual packaging, Air France emphasized. Additional disinfection of the interior will also be carried out.
On May 11, France will begin a gradual exit from the self-isolation regime introduced in the country on March 17 in connection with the pandemic.
According to the latest data from the French authorities, more than 26 thousand people died in the country as a result of infection with coronavirus. Almost 23 thousand patients are in hospitals. In total, almost 56 thousand people recovered from the first pandemic.