Since July 1, Europe is beginning to open its borders to immigrants from third countries (their number is not yet included citizens of Russia and the USA), where the epidemiological situation is similar to that observed in the EU. And for about a fortnight most of the open borders within the Schengen zone. For travelers on air transport has developed new rules and requirements dictated by the fight against the spread of coronavirus.

Mandatory for passengers in Europe has acquired the wearing of masks – from the moment you enter into the airport of departure to leaving the airport of destination. An exception may be made only for children up to 6 years and those people who for health reasons is contraindicated wearing of masks.

At the same time, passengers need to change the mask every four hours. Plus, they should wash their hands regularly and disinfect them. Taking into account the time for registration, inspection at the security zone and the flight passengers are advised to have at least one mask in reserve.

passengers may require prior to each flight to fill the form for self-certification a statement that they have no COVID-19 or any of its major symptoms (fever, cough, shortness of breath, sore throat, headache, fatigue, loss of taste or smell, diarrhea).

Passengers will also have to declare that they have during the last 14 days there was no close contact with anyone who had COVID-19.

People without completed forms may be denied boarding on the plane. By signing the form, the passengers agree to inform the local health authorities, if they are within eight days after the flight, the symptoms of coronavirus.

And in order for airlines to contact passengers for at least 14 days after the flight, you must specify your contact information.

many airports introduced a rule allowing a passenger to carry into the cabin only one piece of hand Luggage – that will speed up the inspection of passengers ‘ baggage and thereby minimize the risk of infection at the airport.

of Course, at examination of Luggage from passengers is required to maintain a distance of six feet between people.

Although universal compulsory temperature measurement is not provided, the airports are required to have the necessary equipment to be ready in case you start to measure the temperature of all passengers.

Airlines in the European Union are not required to leave empty space in the cabin in the middle, i.e. between window seat and aisle seat. Carriers can do it, if it allows the loading of the aircraft.

In Italy, in particular, abolished the requirement for airlines to accommodate passengers on a distance of not less than a meter from each other, provided that the plane of��nasen high-efficiency particulate filter.

According to the International air transport Association, these filters are able to trap more than 99 percent of airborne germs and to maintain a constant flow of fresh air, causing the entire cabin air is replaced completely every two to three minutes. It is used in virtually all large passenger aircraft flying across Europe.

Some airlines, according to Deutsche Welle, the plan in the coming weeks to offer passengers voluntarily to be tested for the coronavirus. The test results will be known already after 4 hours. This service can be useful for travellers heading to countries, where required when entering actual test COVID-19.