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Covid-19 Risks During Air Travel: Statement based on recent comments on the subject

by Mahua Special Editor

Omicron appears to be more transmittable than other types in all contexts, yet the aeroplane cabin remains a very low risk environment for getting COVID-19, according to the International Air Transport Association (IATA).

Aircraft design characteristics (direction of air flow, rate of air exchange and filtration), the forward orientation of passengers when seated, well-enforced masking, as well as increased sanitary precautions are all aspects that contribute to the low danger. Dr. Powell highlighted that the regulated atmosphere of an aeroplane cabin, compared to other enclosed spaces, provides an additional layer of protection.

Aside from correct mask use, IATA’s travel guidance remains unaltered and perhaps more critical following the Omicron incident; public health agencies have not recommended further safeguards for interior situations.

Aircraft design characteristics (direction of air flow, rate of air exchange and filtration), the forward orientation of passengers when seated, well-enforced masking, as well as increased sanitary precautions are all aspects that contribute to the low danger. “the regulated aspect of the airplane cabin gives an additional amount of safety,” Dr. Powell said compared to other enclosed spaces.

According to the International Air Transport Association (IATA), public health officials have not recommended additional safeguards for interior settings as a result of Omicron.

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