Join a network of more than 400 airports of all sizes that have prioritized health and safety as their path to recovery.

The ACI Airport Health Accreditation (AHA) program provides airports with an assessment of how aligned their health measures are with the ACI Airport Operations and COVID-19: Business Recovery guidelines and ICAO Council Aviation Recovery Task Force (CART) recommendations, along with industry best practices.

The program is open to all ACI member airports of all sizes in all regions.


New applications

The Accreditation is based on guidance from the ICAO CART Take-Off document and ACI Recovery and Restart Best Practices which supplement the CART approach. They are consistent with CAPSCA recommendations for States, taking an airport centric approach to common requirements.

Topics include cleaning and disinfection, physical distancing (where feasible and practical), staff protection, physical layout, passenger communications and passenger facilities.

All passenger areas and processes are considered including terminal access, check-in areas, security screening, boarding gates, lounges, retail, food and beverages, gate equipment such as boarding bridges, escalators and elevators, border control areas and facilities (in collaboration with authorities), baggage claim area and arrivals exit.

Accredited airports

Accreditation is for one year and accredited airports will be contacted directly by ACI two months prior to the expiry date of their accreditation.

Airports will receive further instructions on how they can maintain their accreditation.

For questions about the Airport Health Accreditation program, email