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FRA/AH – Next Friday the summer holidays kick off in Hesse and several other German states. Frankfurt Airport has prepared for the expected surge in traffic by introducing a wide range of measures to help protect travelers and staff from infection. Passenger volumes have already been gradually rising for several weeks―and, although summer holidays may be different in many respects this year, it’s still possible to get to them by plane.
The airlines are resuming services to many popular spots in the sun, with flights to more distant places gradually joining those to destinations within Europe. “The approach that our airport and the airlines are taking to mitigate the risk of infection has been designed with this trend in mind,” stresses Thomas Kirner, who heads the airport’s passenger services department. “By requiring everyone to wear face coverings and implementing many other measures, we’ve paved the way for vacationers to safely begin their trips. There’s no need for anyone to miss out on their well-deserved holidays. Like everywhere else these days, they just have to follow the rules. In addition to keeping their faces covered, as far as possible they should keep a distance of at least one and a half meters from others.”
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Before leaving home, passengers should also make sure they have everything they need to protect themselves during their journey. “All travelers who are at least six years old need to wear a face covering from the moment they enter the airport,” says Kirner, adding that face masks, sanitizer for on-board use, and all other travel accessories can be purchased in shops at the airport. Now there are even vending machines selling personal protection products in Concourse B of Terminal 1. Finally, Kirner warns that “nobody should travel if they are ill or feel unwell. Our medical center right next to Terminal 1 is available to help in case anyone has health concerns.” He also points out that “eating and drinking are allowed throughout the terminal. Food is available for purchase and consumption at the airport, and face masks may be removed for this purpose.”