Our top priority remains the health and welfare of travelers, staff, and the public. The industry is committed to protecting public health and is devoting significant resources to preserve safety standards and improve airport processes.

Faced with a global health crisis that has halted economies around the world, the airport industry has swiftly moved to implement new health measures based on recommendations from international health authorities to reduce the spread of COVID-19 and keep passengers and employees safe.

Addressing a global crisis of this nature required close collaboration and cooperation at all levels. To alleviate the impact of COVID-19 on airports and the spread of communicable diseases, ACI World works with members, industry stakeholders, and international organizations, including the World Health Organization and ICAO, to monitor the global health situation, share important updates and information, and develop best practices for implementing new health and safety requirements.

ACI World’s Health Experts Provide
The latest public health news and information, through policy briefs, press releases, and advisory bulletins
Guidance on implementing global health requirements and safety measures
Access to airport health and safety programs
Tools and resources through ACI’s publications library
Expert insights through the ACI’s Insights
In-person and online events and learning opportunities

Airport Health Initiatives

The Public Health & Safety Readiness accreditation provides airports with an assessment that evaluates how aligned their public health and safety measures are with the ACI Business Restart and Recovery guidelines and the ICAO Council's Aviation Recovery Taskforce (CART) recommendations, along with other industry best practices.

Airports are taking steps to implement structured mental health programs for employees, from front-line personnel to operations staff. A growing number of airports and their communities have introduced support programs to assist staff in coping with stress and other pressures.

ACI World has developed a quick resource guide to assist airport operators, by providing general information and examples of initiatives by other airports.

Health Webinars

Airport Readiness for Health Crises & Accessibility Improvement

Apr 19, 2023

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What health and vaccine certificates mean for airports. An introduction.

Apr 28, 2021

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COVID Vaccine Distribution – The Role of Airports

Jan 28, 2021

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ACI Insights

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