translated from Spanish: Airports apply questionnaire to travellers to prevent Covid-19

Los Mochis, Sinaloa.- As part of the health emergency response plan implemented by the Pacific Airport Group (GAP) airports are required to format passengers who will take a trip and must respond to the inspection point with questions, where they will be served by trained staff to direct you to a health point or allow you to enter the Last Waiting Room (SUE) Through an official statement, GAP announces that, due to their social commitment, they are involved beyond the compliance with the measures issued by the Federal Civil Aviation Agency (AFAC) and the Directorate-General for Protection and Preventive Medicine in Transport (Medprev) in the mandatory circular published from Tuesday, March 17 as: «Health Emergency Response Plan».

This circular obliges all civil airfields that make up the national airport network to collaborate with the authorities as a solidarity responsibility for the contingency in public health issues. Within the activities that the circular requires of the airports, is the format with questions to passengers. Similarly, users on international arrivals, airlines or airports must deliver this format prior to the migration module, to be filled and delivered to the staff of the National Migration Institute (INM), who will be the authority that decides whether to refer the passenger to the health checkpoint or allow free passage to the country. In addition to this support and the implementation of passenger review furniture, the Pacific Airport Group has recently acquired 20 FLIR T620 thermal imaging cameras in addition to the 15 it already had. These 35 cameras are added to the remote temperature reading thermometers that work at some airports. For best results, in addition to these measures undertaken by the Group, it is advisable that passengers and citizens in general be aware of the following information:a) Wash hands frequently (upon arrival from the street, periodically during the day, after touching commonly used areas, after going to the bathroom and before eating).b) Cover your nose and mouth with a disposable handkerchief or with the inner angle of the elbow when coughing and sneezing.c) Do not spit on the floor, it should be done on a disposable handkerchief and throw it into the washing hands.d) Maintain proper hygiene of environments (counters, offices, meeting centres, etc.), ventilate them and allow as much as possible the entry of the sun.e) Washing and/or ironing frequently scarves, gloves, coats, battering, etc., preferably after each use.f) Do not touch your nose, mouth and eyes with dirty hands.g) Stay home when you have respiratory conditions and go to the doctor if any of the symptoms occur (fever > 38oC, cough and/or headache, accompanied by the following symptoms: muscle, joint, throat, thoracic, abdominal pain, prostration, congestion or run-off and/or diarrhea). The Pacific Airport Group requests passengers to show up at the airport two hours before their flight for domestic departures and three hours for International, reminding users to fill out the questionnaire prior to departure and maintain order during verification of the airport. AEROPUERTOS MEXICANOS Grupo Aeroportuario del Pacifico, S.A.B. de C.V. (GAP) is a Mexican company that develops its activity in the airport sector. GAP operates 12 international airports in Mexico and two in Jamaica, serving more than 330 destinations, across 35 airlines. Its shares are traded on the U.S. exchanges of Mexico and New York.In 2018, GAP served 44.9 million passengers, 10.4 percent more than in 2017.The airports managed by the Pacific Airport Group are located at:
• Guadalajara and Tijuana, serving the main metropolitan areas.
• Mexicali, Hermosillo, Los Mochis, Aguascalientes, Guanajuato and Morelia, serving medium-sized cities in development.
• La Paz, Los Cabos, Puerto Vallarta, Manzanillo and Montego Bay, serving some of the most important tourist destinations in the country and the Caribbean.
• On October 10, 2018, GAP signed the concession contract with the Government of Jamaica to operate, modernize and expand Norman Manley International Airport («KIN») in Kingston City.

The airports administered by GAP in Mexico are owned by the Mexican government, allocated in a concession of 50 years from 1998, as part of a national initiative to privatize and improve the quality and security of the country’s airport services. In Jamaica, Montego Bay Airport is owned by the government and the concession granted to operate it is for a period of 30 years, which will end in April 2033; Kingston Airport was awarded in concession for 25 years, GAP took control of Kingston’s operation and administration in October 2019.

Format to be filled by travelers at the airport.

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