EACCC Pandemics Factsheet - NOVEL CORONA VIRUS (COVID-19) DE HAAN JOHANNES - IATA

 
2020

EACCC Pandemics
Factsheet
NOVEL CORONA VIRUS (COVID-19)
DE HAAN JOHANNES

 Version:   2.3
 Date:      29 February 2020
 Status:    Released

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Contents
Contents ............................................................................................................................... 2
Scope and objective .............................................................................................................. 4
Generic information ............................................................................................................... 4
   EACCC Rules of Procedure .............................................................................................. 4
   EACCC contact information ............................................................................................... 4
   NM contact information ...................................................................................................... 4
   National Crisis Management Structures............................................................................. 4
Scenario specific information ................................................................................................ 4
   Information sources ........................................................................................................... 4
      WHO .............................................................................................................................. 4
      ECDC/DG SANTE ......................................................................................................... 4
      ICAO/CAPSCA .............................................................................................................. 5
      IATA............................................................................................................................... 5
      ACI................................................................................................................................. 5
      EUROCONTROL ........................................................................................................... 5
      EUROCONTROL Network Manager .............................................................................. 5
   EASA ................................................................................................................................ 5
   Contacts ............................................................................................................................ 5
   State Focal Point checklist................................................................................................. 5
   Acronyms .......................................................................................................................... 6
Event specific information ..................................................................................................... 6
   Description of event ........................................................................................................... 6
      Characteristics of the disease ........................................................................................ 6
      Geographical information ............................................................................................... 7
   Latest developments ......................................................................................................... 7
      WHO .............................................................................................................................. 7
      ICAO CAPSCA .............................................................................................................. 7
      ECDC/DG SANTE ......................................................................................................... 7
      CDC ............................................................................................................................... 7
      EASA ............................................................................................................................. 7
      State focal points ........................................................................................................... 9
   Impact on air travel .......................................................................................................... 31
      EACCC ........................................................................................................................ 32
      Network Manager......................................................................................................... 32
      IATA............................................................................................................................. 32
      ACI............................................................................................................................... 32

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Latest figures ................................................................................................................... 32
     ICAO ............................................................................................................................ 32
     IATA............................................................................................................................. 32
     NM ............................................................................................................................... 32
  Possible scenarios........................................................................................................... 34
  Actions in the EACCC framework .................................................................................... 35
Appendix - Responses from Member States ....................................................................... 36

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Scope and objective
The objective of this factsheet is to share with the aviation community the latest aviation
relevant information on the outbreak and its impact on aviation operations. As the situation
evolves, the document will be updated, when required.

Generic information
EACCC Rules of Procedure
The EACCC Rules of Procedure can be found on EUROCONTROL OneSky Teams:
https://ost.eurocontrol.int/sites/NMCR1/Rules%20Of%20Procedures/Forms/AllItems.aspx

EACCC contact information
The up to date EACCC contact information can be found at EUROCONTROL OneSky
Teams:
https://ost.eurocontrol.int/sites/NMCR1/Lists/EACCC%20contacts/AllItems.aspx

NM contact information
The contact information of the NM crisis management team can be found at
EUROCONTROL OneSky Teams:
https://ost.eurocontrol.int/sites/NMCR1/Lists/NM%20Crisis%20management%20team/AllIte
ms.aspx

National Crisis Management Structures
Information about the national crisis management structures in the EUROCONTROL
member states can be found on OneSky Teams:
https://ost.eurocontrol.int/sites/NMCR1/SFP%20corner/Forms/AllItems.aspx

Scenario specific information
Information sources

WHO
Information from WHO on recent outbreak events:
https://www.who.int/csr/don/en/
Specific information about the Novel Corona Virus can be found at:
https://www.who.int/health-topics/coronavirus

ECDC/DG SANTE
Information from the European Centre for Disease prevention and Control (ECDC) can be
found at the following link:
https://www.ecdc.europa.eu/en/home
Specific information about the Novel Corona Virus can be found at:
https://www.ecdc.europa.eu/en/novel-coronavirus-china

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ICAO/CAPSCA
Information from the ICAO Aviation Medicine Section can be found at:
https://www.icao.int/safety/aviation-medicine/Pages/default.aspx
Information from the ICAO Collaborative Arrangement for the Prevention and management
of Public health events in Civil Aviation (CAPSCA) can be found at:
https://www.capsca.org/

IATA
Information about passenger handling during medical events from IATA can be found at:
https://www.iata.org/whatwedo/safety/health/pages/index.aspx
The IATA medical manual can be downloaded at:
https://www.iata.org/publications/Documents/medical-manual.pdf

ACI
ACI-World press release made on the 24th of January.
The link is : https://aci.aero/news/2020/01/24/aci-world-issues-guidance-on-global-
communicable-disease-transmission/

EUROCONTROL
General information on contingency can be found at the following link:
https://www.eurocontrol.int/publication/eurocontrol-guidelines-contingency-planning-air-
navigation-services

EUROCONTROL Network Manager
Headline news: https://www.public.nm.eurocontrol.int/PUBPORTAL/gateway/spec/index.html
NM EACCC at OneSky Teams:
https://ost.eurocontrol.int/sites/NMCR1/SitePages/Home.aspx

EASA
EASA has updated their Safety Information Bulleting (SIB 2020-02R1) that can be found at:
https://ad.easa.europa.eu/ad/2020-02R1.
Further information can be found at:
https://www.easa.europa.eu/newsroom-and-events/news/easa-issues-sib-recommendations-
response-coronavirus-%E2%80%982019-ncov%E2%80%99outbreak

Contacts
TBD

State Focal Point checklist
 Pre-event actions
 Check if latest version of WHO International Health Regulation (IHR) is available     ☐

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Keep contacts details of national health authority representatives up to date            ☐

 Regularly check EACCC telephone and mail directories                                     ☐

 Monitor media, WHO and weekly ECDC reports                                               ☐

 Actions during event
 Evaluate the likelihood that own region is affected                                      ☐

 Contact the EACCC eaccc@eurocontrol.int                                                  ☐

 Take steps required by national and international regulations                            ☐

 Prepare the participation in EACCC teleconferences                                       ☐

 Support EACCC as requested                                                               ☐

Acronyms
 ACI                        Airport Council International
 CAPSCA                     Collaborative Arrangement for the Prevention and Management
                            of Public Health Events in Civil Aviation
 DG SANTE                   European Commission Directorate for Health and Food Safety
 COVID-19                   The official WHO acronym for the disuease caused by the novel
                            Corona virus SARS-CoV-2
 EACCC                      European Aviation Crisis Coordination Cell
 ECDC                       European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control
 IATA                       International Air Transport Association
 ICAO                       International Civil Aviation Organisation
 NM                         Network Manager
 SARS-CoV-2                 Official WHO acronym for the novel Corona virus strain

Event specific information
Description of event
On 31 December 2019 a cluster of pneumonia cases was reported in Wuhan, Hubei
province of China. Since then, the number of cases has been steadily growing.
It seems that the situation in China is relaxing a bit, but the number of cases outside China is
increasing significantly, also in Europe.
A novel corona virus (SARS-CoV-2) was discovered as causative agent.

Characteristics of the disease
Specifics of the disease:

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Specific pathogen name:             Novel Corona Virus (SARS-CoV-2)
 Transmission type:                  Animal-human and human-human
 Reproduction Rate R0 (ECDC):        2.2 (mean value)
 Case fatality rate (WHO):           4%
 Incubation time (ECDC)              5.2 days (mean value)

Geographical information
The outbreak started in Wuhan, China and a limited but growing number of cases have been
seen in multiple countries. The WHO and ECDC documents contain the latest details about
the spreading of the disease.

Latest developments
WHO
       WHO has introduced new categories of information. Please direct your stakeholders to:
       WHO Questions and Answers - https://www.who.int/news-room/q-a-detail/q-a-
       coronaviruses
       Myth busters - https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019/advice-
       for-public/myth-busters
       Stay healthy while travelling – advice for public -
       https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019/advice-for-public
       Also attached Sitrep 36 - https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-
       2019/situation-reports/
       Travel advice has not been updated by WHO since 27 January – current advice not to restrict
       international travel - https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-
       2019/travel-advice
       EPI-WIN information: www.EPI-WIN.com

ICAO CAPSCA
Please see the latest information at the links provided above

ECDC/DG SANTE
Please see the latest information at the links provided above

CDC
       CDC has updated published information:
       Interim recommendations for aircrew - https://www.cdc.gov/quarantine/air/managing-sick-
       travelers/ncov-airlines.html
       Airline guidance -
       Coronavirus information for travellers - https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-
       ncov/travelers/index.html
       FAQ - https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/faq.html

EASA
EASA has published on 04/02/2020 promotional material for airlines and their crews on the
Coronavirus ‘2019-nCoV’ outbreak. This material supports the Safety Information Bulletin
(SIB) that was issued on 27/01/2020 and updated on 10/02/2020, giving recommendations
to national aviation authorities, airlines and airports. The promotional material issued is
intended to raise the awareness of operators and their crews about the practical measures
they can take to reduce the risk of the virus spreading. The material can be displayed on
noticeboards and other areas where crew and airport staff are resting. EASA distributed the

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material within its stakeholders network as well as with EASA partners in the framework of
the technical cooperation projects in several areas of the world (where EU citizens are
travelling). The promotion material has been further distributed from EASA representation
offices to the local aviation authorities and stakeholders.
IATA
Thematic webpage updating all the travel restrictions per country
       https://www.iatatravelcentre.com/international-travel-document-news/1580226297.htm

Webpage updating other requirements and measures
       https://www.iata.org/en/programs/safety/health/diseases/government-measures-related-
       to-coronavirus/

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State focal points
We have received the following feedback from the State Focal Points on the respective
national actions.

State          Actions taken                                      Actions planned

Armenia        Enhanced monitoring at airport by sanitary         Depending on further
               services.                                          developments
11-02-2020
               Letter sent to all airline operators about the
               situation and recommendation to have
               passenger locator forms available.
               “Please be informed that according to 95-A
               decision dated 01.02.2020 of the Government
               of the Republic of Armenia, the citizens of
               China and persons holding travel documents
               can obtain Armenian entry visas only at the
               Embassies (Consulates) of the Republic of
               Armenia (also without holding an invitation)”.
               Previously there was no visa requirements
               between Armenia and China.

Austria        AIP regarding communicable diseases since
               2014
11-02-2020
               Emergency Response Plans at aerodromes
               regarding communicable diseases since 2014
               establishment of 2019-nCoV-Core-Team,
               consisting of Public Health Authority,
               aerodrome operators receiving direct flights
               from PRC (LOWW), airline operators operating
               direct flights from PRC (Air China, Austrian
               Airlines, China Southern Airlines and Hainan
               Airlines)
               regular briefing of Austrian government (de
               facto platinum-level)
               identification of 3 remaining direct flights and
               max. 600 pax per week from PRC (Air China)
               suspension of direct flights from PRC (Austrian
               Airlines, China Southern Airlines and Hainan
               Airlines)
               information posters and leaflets regarding
               2019-nCoV at LOWW

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coordination/facilitation of aerodrome LOWW
             due to the repatriation of 7 Austrian citizens
             from FR on 02.02. by Austrian Air Force
             coordination/facilitation of aerodrome LOWW
             due to the repatriation of 6 Austrian citizens
             from DE on 09.02. by Tyrol Air Ambulance
             entry screenings of all direct flights from China
             since 06.02.2020

Belgium      Regarding the position of Belgium                   On national level a
                                                                 meeting is organized
13-02-2020   On February 2, Belgian nationals were
                                                                 this morning in order
             repatriated by the French repatriation mission
                                                                 to coordinate
             on a voluntary basis from the province of
                                                                 eventual actions.
             Wuhan.
             The measures taken by Belgium are a
             quarantine of 14 days for these people after a
             first blood test.
             Based on the latter, one case was positive but
             showed no symptoms. The person was
             evacuated to a Belgian hospital specially
             equipped and dedicated in case of epidemic or
             virus requiring special treatment.
             At present, Belgium is complying with the
             instructions of Eurocontrol and the ESA and
             therefore ICAO, IATA, EASA en WHO in air
             matters and is responsible for forwarding them
             to the various parties involved.
             A meeting is planned at the Belgian national
             crisis center on February 7 with all the Belgian
             multidisciplinary actors for a new analysis of
             the situation.
             Based on this analysis, a new state of play will
             be communicated to you and all Belgian
             stakeholders.
             _ In the most affected area (Hubei) still
             knowledge of a dozen countrymen, throughout
             China, including Hong Kong, knowledge of
             3600 people.
             _ The action plan (detection and care) of SPF
             SP is not modified for a national approach. This
             plan can be viewed on the Sciensano website
             and info-corona.
                       https://www.info-coronavirus.be/

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https://www.sciensano.be/en

Bulgaria     The MH maintains hotline for questions                 Depending on further
             concerning the COVID-19 epidemic and                   developments.
17-02-2020
             information site /separate for citizens and
             instructions for medical specialists /:
             https://www.mh.government.bg/bg/informaciya-
             za-grazhdani/informaciya-otnosno-noviya-
             koronavirus-2019-ncov/
             The CAA regularly sends health bulletins and
             prevention recommendations, and controls the
             implementation of measures by the all aviation
             community in the country and published a link
             to relevant information from International and
             European organizations:
             https://www.caa.bg/
             Regional health inspections hold meetings with
             managers of all stakeholders at the airports.
             Targeted working groups at the airports are
             regularly briefed on the guidance and
             recommendations in the documents of WHO,
             ECDC / CDC /, ICAO, CAPSCA, EASA, IATA,
             MH and DG CAA.
             Regional health inspectors provide permanent
             entry screenings of arriving passengers.
             Medical examinations and isolation rooms have
             been prepared near the arriving passenger
             areas. There is also a procedure in place for
             dealing with patients showing Coronovirus
             symptoms.
             The current Contingency Operational Plans for
             the prevention of the import and local spread of
             diseases have been updated.
             Airport personnel are provided with personal
             protective equipment - face masks, gloves and
             hand sanitizers and work surfaces.
             Passenger information measures have been
             implemented by airport operator (display of
             instructions in terminals, distribution of flyers to
             inbound in terminals)

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AIP regarding communicable diseases (GEN
             1.3-6 Public Health Requirements)
             The frequency of airport cleaning and
             disinfection is increased.

Croatia      Here’s the link to the CCAA information
             - http://www.ccaa.hr/english/detalji-
             novosti_31/information-to-aviation-community-
             regarding-coronavirus_1083/

Cyprus       Once the passengers disembark, those who
             originated from the PRC will be taken by the
13-02-2020
             Immigration Services to the airport medical
             services where they will be asked to complete
             a questionnaire and where they will be
             assessed accordingly.
             Information posters have been displayed at
             Larnaka and Pafos Airports. Information
             leaflets will also be distributed in due course.
             There is also a procedure in place for dealing
             with patients showing Coronovirus symptoms.

Czech        Due to the Coronavirus outbreak in Italy special Depending on further
Republic     gates are dedicated at Vaclav Havel Airport      developments
             Prague for arrivals from Italy. These gates are
25-02-2020
             subject to increased hygiene and targeted
             screening, whereby staff should take note of
             passengers with signs of respiratory disease
             and refer them to medical service.

03-02-2020   Ban on all direct flights between China and the
             Czech Republic, effective from 9 February.
             Installation of information boards
             Crew and passenger obligation to remain at
             airport and seek medical assistance
             Measures implemented at Vaclav Havel Airport
             Prague:
             •      Information campaign - information
             signs and leaflets. Crews of all aircraft landing
             in Prague inform passengers about what to do

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if they are traveling from the coronavirus area
             and have a symptoms as temperature, cough
             or shortness of breath. Crews of all aircraft
             landing in Prague and airport staff alert
             passengers with symptoms of the coronavirus
             to seek medical assistance directly at the
             airport
             •       Targeted screening at airport passport
             controls.
             •      Two special gates for flights from China
             and their frequent disinfection.
             •      More frequent disinfection of gates and
             check-in desks.
             •       Increase in the number of hand
             sanitizer stands.

                     Standby mode of the National
             Reference Laboratory of the National Institute
             of Public Health and regional hygiene stations.
                    Close communication of the Ministry of
             Health with ECDC, WHO and EU.
                    The Ministry of Health keeps the
             managers of anti-epidemic departments,
             general medicine and infectology informed
             about the current epidemiological situation.
                    The Ministry of Health continuously
             informs physicians and all healthcare workers.
                     Information for citizens and health
             professionals on the website of the Ministry of
             Health.
                     Information on current disease testing in
             the Czech Republic (data) on the website of the
             Ministry of Health (updated daily).

Denmark      Coordinated with national authorities, including No operational
             health authorities, within the national crisis staff measures planned.
12-02-2020
                                                                  Future measures will
             Asked that ATS, airports and airlines verify
                                                                  follow
             local procedures, based on existing regulation
                                                                  recommendations
             Emphasized to ATS and airports to follow             from national health
             recommendation of national health authorities        authorities on actions
                                                                  to take.

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Ensured that airdrome operators distribute
             information to arriving passengers from China
             and to airport staff by instruction of national
             health authorities

Estonia      Actions taken: monitoring the general situation,     Actions planned:
             ready to follow Estonia Health Board instructions.   monitoring the general
14-02-2020                                                        situation, ready to
                                                                  follow Estonia Health
                                                                  Board instructions.

Finland      The responsible entity for determining actions
             taken with consultation with relevant ministries,
12-02-2020
             international organizations and the government
             is the Finnish Institute for Health & Welfare
             (THL). They provide information to the general
             public as well as other stakeholders, including
             the airlines and airport operators.
             At present Finland has not set any additional
             procedures for flights/passengers arriving from
             China, nor are there any operational limitations
             set.
             Finland has 35 weekly flights to/from China
             (Helsinki-Vantaa Airport). THL publishes
             updates on the outspread of the Corona virus
             on their website continuously as well as
             information to travellers.
             Traficom/CAA Finland will continue to closely
             monitor the situation and coordinate the
             exchange and dissemination of information.
             Should the need for any additional measures to
             be taken at airports, Traficom will consult with
             THL, health care officials, ministries and other
             relevant stakeholders.
             Helsinki-Vantaa airport has established
             procedures for cases of communicable
             diseases events. The airlines have the same.
             By this time there has been one confirmed
             case of the nCoV, a tourist from China who is
             being treated in isolation in Rovaniemi, the
             northern part of Finland. Based on media
             information the case is not lethal, the patient is
             in a relatively good condition.
             The Finnish national carrier has suspended
             reservations for flights to China, there has also

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been cancellations of flights. This action is
             based on the operator’s own initiative, not
             according to any directive from the aviation or
             health authorities. The reasoning behind the
             decision is based on the overall uncertainty of
             the situation and cancellations of travelers’
             flight reservations.
             Finland is repatriating its citizens from China on
             other Member States’ flights. No designated
             evacuation flights are planned at present
             Further information can be found at:
             https://thl.fi/en/web/infectious-diseases/what-s-
             new/wuhan-coronavirus-latest-updates
             https://www.finavia.fi/en/newsroom/2020/how-
             are-finnish-airports-prepared-coronavirus

France       - French Government :                                 Repatriation of
             https://www.gouvernement.fr/info-coronavirus          French citizens
12-02-2020
                                                                   blocked in Wuhan is
             - French Ministry of Health : https://solidarites-    considered
             sante.gouv.fr/soins-et-
             maladies/maladies/maladies-
             infectieuses/coronavirus/article/coronavirus-
             informations-pour-les-voyageurs
             - French Ministry of Foreign affairs :
             https://www.diplomatie.gouv.fr/fr/conseils-aux-
             voyageurs/conseils-par-pays-destination/chine/
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             As regards the situation in France:
             Due to the closing of Wuhan airport, Air France
             flights between Wuhan and Paris-CDG have
             been cancelled until March 29, at least.
             Ordinarily, 2 French airports accomodate direct
             flights to/from China: Paris-CDG (more than 80
             weekly frequencies) and Saint-Denis de la
             Réunion (2 weekly frequencies).
             Several airlines have decided to reduce or
             interrupt their flights between France and
             China:
             Air France (operating from Paris-CDG to
             Beijing, Shanghai, Wuhan) has interrupted its
             flights until March 15, at least;

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Flights between Saint-Denis de la Réunion and
             Guangzhou (operated by Air Madagascar
             under code share agreement with Air Austral)
             have also been interrupted until March 1st, at
             least ;
             By now, 5 chinese airlines are still operating
             between China and Paris-CDG with reduced
             programs (about 50 weekly frequencies),
             further reductions being expected.
             In accordance with the recommandations of the
             French ministry of health:
             Implementation of traceability measures is
             requested by NOTAM for each direct flight
             coming from China, Hong Kong or Macau ;
             Broadcast of standard on-board messages by
             airlines operating direct flight from China, Honk
             Kong and Macau ;
             For CDG airport :
             Passenger information measures have been
             implemented by airport operator (display of
             instructions in terminals, distribution of flyers to
             inbound pax in terminals)
             Since February 7 : distribution of surgical
             masks to passenger arriving from China, Hong
             Kong or Macau ;
             Health information and control (visual detection
             of suspicious cases, medical assistance if
             needed) is also implemented by medical
             teams, for inbound flights.

Georgia      1.      “Entry screening of travelers from PRC
             or travelers with symptoms of virus are
17-02-2020
             performed at all border points of Georgia,
             including all 3 International Airports”.
             2.      “There is only one airline company
             performing direct flight between China-Georgia,
             with 3 frequencies per week. By decision of
             Government temporary travel suspension was
             introduced affecting direct flights to China, until
             the end of winter navigation season, i.e. 29
             March. This ban is subject of reevaluation
             depending on the assessment of the risk
             performed by Ministry of Health. Any exemption
             from the suspension (i.e. charter or

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humanitarian flight) is subject of prior approval
             from Ministry of Health”.

Germany      Germany has issued a NOTAM regarding the
             outbreak

Greece       Greek National Health Organization (EODY) is         Regular
             the responsible entity for determining actions       reassessment of the
04-02-2020
             and providing information to the general public      situation.
             as well as other stakeholders, including the
             airlines and airport operators.
             Info can be found at :
             https://eody.gov.gr/wp-
             content/uploads/2019/01/koronaios-kina-
             22012020.pdf
             https://eody.gov.gr/wp-
             content/uploads/2019/01/orismos-krousmatos-
             2019-nCoV.pdf)
             https://eody.gov.gr/kroysmata-pneymonias-
             apo-neo-stelechos-koronaioy-stin-poli-wuhan-
             kina-odigies-gia-taxidiotes/
             At present Greece has set additional
             procedures for passengers affected or having
             the suspect of being infected by the nCoV.
             Greece/Athens Int. Airport “El. Venizelos” has 3
             weekly flights to/from China (Beijing/Capital
             Airport).
             By this time there has not been any case of the
             nCoV reported in Greece.

Hungary      Hungarian Government has assembled an
             operative Committee led by Minister of Interior
13-02-2020
             which Committee has ordered Budapest Airport
             to measure body temperature of all arriving
             passengers directly from China as of 31
             January started with the first flight of Air China
             at 18:50L. All Chinese arrival flights are
             allocated to the same enclosed gate, where
             temperature measures are taking place by
             laser devices and also by heat cameras. In the
             same area, the high temperature detected
             passengers are questioned with Chinese
             translation available. I case of threat, a nearby
             separation room is equipped for quarantine

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until National Medical Service takes patient
away to be hospitalized.

Most routes to China (to Shanghai, Xi’an,
Chengdu and Chongquing) have been
suspended from early February until end of
March. Out of 13 weekly connection only 3
remain for the time being (Air China to Beijing).
This last remaining route will also pause for
one week in February. Number of passengers
on the operated flights to and from China has
significantly decreased since the outbreak.
Also, major EU carriers have already reduced
or suspended their operations fully or partially
to China, which impacts on passengers to/from
BUD connection elsewhere.

Cargo business is also affected. One is missing
belly freight on the suspended China
connections. Tow are the full freighters as they
report difficulties to get the aircraft uploaded
with export goods from China to Europe and
therefore the flights without having export on
the way back are becoming really expensive.
For this reason, one of our freighter company
partner postponed increasing their frequency
to/from Shanghai from 6 to 7 weekly for yet
uncertain time.

BUD is disinfecting aircrafts in case airline
requests, 24/7 duty is available for such
service, masks and hand sanitizers are
available for staff unlimitedly, epidemic
information bulletins are placed throughout the
terminals. Also, leaflets are made and being
spread among the passengers in various
languages and. Hand sanitizer stations are
placed in all toilets and terminal areas,
epidemic information screens are turned on at
every monitor by gates and check in areas.

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Iceland      Uncertainty phase is in effect in Iceland and        Depending on further
             preparatory work has begun on the possible           developments
05-02-2020
             activation of the Alert phase.
             Daily coordination meetings with National Crisis
             Center, the National Epidemiologist and
             relevant agencies
             Information being provided for all staff at
             Keflavik airport.
             Information text messages to arriving travellers
             at Keflavik airport.
             Information for travelers distributed
             https://www.landlaeknir.is/um-
             embaettid/frettir/frett/item38864/Information-for-
             travelers-%E2%80%93-Coronavirus-2019-
             nCov

Ireland      Ireland has comprehensive Public Health and          Closely monitoring
             Emergency Plans in place for responding to           the situation
12-02-2020
             public health issues, including those related to
             new infectious agents such as this novel
             Coronavirus. These are up to date and
             rehearsed.
             The National Public Health Emergency Team is
             active and meeting
             HSE Public Health and HSE Health Protection
             Surveillance Centre have been monitoring the
             Novel Coronavirus 2019-vCoV situation since it
             was notified by the WHO.
             There are no scheduled direct flights between
             China and Ireland
             The Department of Foreign Affairs has advised
             Irish Citizens to avoid non-essential travel to
             China.
             The Health Service Executive has advised that
             any persons returning from China to Ireland
             should contact their local Public Health
             Department promptly and within 14 days
             following their return.

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Ireland has not imposed any restrictions on
             international flights
             There are no changes at Irish Ports of Entry
             (no restrictions); however this status is under
             constant review.
             The Aviation Competent Authority is providing
             updates from the WHO, ECDC, EU Healthy
             Gateways, HPSC and the EACCC to Irish
             International Aerodromes and ATM/ANS
             Service Providers, including the WHO
             recommendation that passengers should not
             be left on board an aircraft longer than 30
             minutes, without proper ventilation.
             The Aviation Competent Authority has issued a
             number of reminders, including refreshing the
             procedures in ICAO DOC 4444 PANS ATM
             Chapter 16 “16.6 NOTIFICATION OF
             SUSPECTED COMMUNICABLE DISEASES,
             OR OTHER PUBLIC HEALTH RISK, ON
             BOARD AN AIRCRAFT” to ATM/ANS Service
             Providers.
             An AIC is being published refreshing pertinent
             information in the State Regulation on
             Infectious Diseases in Aircraft (link to regulation
             above)
             Ireland continuous to follow the advice of the
             WHO and the ECDC, including entry screening
             and contact tracing guidance.

Israel       Airlines which suspended flights to/ from
             effected areas: El-Al, Hainan & Sichuan.
24-02-2020
             The population and immigration authority of
             Israel will deny entry into Israel to passengers
             and crew members who were physically
             present within:
             the People's Republic of China, Macau,
             Singapore, Thailand, Hong-Kong, South-Korea
             and Japan,
             during the 14 day period preceding their entry
             into Israel, subject to the some exceptions, i.e.
             passengers and crew members who are Israeli
             citizens or residents,

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At LLBG:
              Information is provided to all passengers via
              boards and leaflets,
              Health care professionals at the airport are
              ready to isolate suspected passengers (if
              required) and refer sick passengers to
              hospitals,
              Relevant NOTAMs can be found at:
              http://brin.iaa.gov.il/aeroinfo/AeroInfo.aspx?ms
              gType=Notam

Italy         As for the Italian situation, the NOTAMs are still
              in force.
11-02-2020
              The Ministry of Health and the Department of
              Civil protection have issued an order that
              requires all air passengers entering Italy from
              other Countries (including the EU) must be
              screened for high temperature. The measure is
              in force at all Italian airports.

Latvia
04-02-2020    For traveling public nCoV awareness
              information is published in Latvian, English and
              Russian on the state’s Disease and Control
              center website:
              https://spkc.gov.lv/lv/aktualitates/get/nid/764
              As of February 4th, Postal Services of Latvia
              have seized all post deliveries to China due to
              partner airlines imposing flight restrictions for
              their flights to China.
              No additional measures have been
              recommended by state’s Disease and Control
              at this time for airport operations. Airlines are
              operating in line with SOP, as they already
              cover situations about dealing with various
              contagious diseases.

Lithuania     Lithuania still uses preventative actions in
              reaction to COVID-19 virus:
20-Jan-2020
              1) travelers traveling from China are a subject
              to entry screening for symptoms associated
              with COVID-19 virus at three Lithuanian

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airports: Vilnius (VNO), Kaunas (KUN),
             Palanga (PLQ) and Klaipeda seaport.
             2) public health specialists and volunteers are
             consulting passengers who recently had
             travelled to China.
             3) Critical Situation Centre is active.

Luxembourg Measures taken by health authorities:
12-02-2020   Recommendations to travelers to postpone
             non-essential travel to China
             Information published:
             http://sante.public.lu/fr/prevention/coronavirus-
             00/index.html
             Procedures and facilities in place to handle
             suspect/confirmed cases
             One person repatriated from Wuhan and
             placed under quarantine
             No entry screening or restrictions planned

             Measures taken by the airport operator:
             Information of travelers
             Ongoing coordination with all actors at the
             airport (airport, ground handling, etc.) for
             alignment of recommendations and procedures
             for staff of the different organisations
             Review of procedures for isolation of
             passengers

             The cargo operator took the following
             precautions for flights from/to mainland China:
             Voluntary crews only, screened on departure
             and arrival
             Ban on transport of live animals and meat
             Significant reduction in the number of flights

Moldova      This is the link to the official statement and
             recommendations from Moldovan authorities.

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The page contains the direct link to the
              operational circular issued.
              http://www.caa.md/rom/news/item270/

Montenegro    Montenegro has taken precautionary measures         In accordance with
              to protect people against the spread of Corona      the actual situation,
03-02-2020
              virus in our territory. The measures are focused    Montenegro will
              on travellers arriving by air from the affected     implement adequate
              countries to the international airports Podgorica   and anticipated
              and Tivat, especially due to the fact that          measures. As the
              Montenegro doesn’t have direct flights to/from      member of CAPSCA,
              China.                                              Montenegro follows
                                                                  agreed instruction on
              Institute for Public Health, in case of need,
                                                                  how to proceed
              implements a health monitoring procedure for
                                                                  according to the
              travellers coming from China/Wuhan. These
                                                                  situation on the
              passengers, upon learning from the Police           ground.
              about their itinerary, and forwarded to the
              airport ambulance service, which takes further
              care. This implies that passengers do not leave
              the airport, yet they are registered
              there. Yesterday afternoon two (2) passengers
              received Health surveillance document with
              instructions on the need to contact a health
              care services.
              Further information can be found at:
              https://www.ijzcg.me/me/savjeti/advices-for-
              international-travelers-coming-from-areas-
              affected-with-2019-ncov

Netherlands   Preparatory measures taken
12-02-2020    Individuals with severe lung complaints will be
              referred to their local doctor
              Public health services are constantly
              monitoring the situation
              Further information can be found at:
              https://www.rivm.nl/en/novel-coronavirus-in-
              china
              https://www.schiphol.nl/en/messages/coronavir
              us-outbreak-in-china

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Norway       --

Poland       With reference to your e-mail regarding the        Implementation of
             update the situation on 2019-nCoV, I would like    rules of procedures
12-02-2020
             to inform you that Poland published a NOTAM        for handling
             (below) on Friday February 7th in regards of       passengers of
             the outbreak of the corona virus infection in      suspected 2019-
             China.                                             nCoV issued by
                                                                Chief Sanitary
                                                                Inspectorate.

Portugal     •       Available information to passengers and
             public in general in the Portuguese CAA
06-02-2020
             website -
             http://www.anac.pt/vPT/Generico/Noticias/notici
             as2020/Paginas/Coronavirus2019nCoVInfectio
             ns.aspx
             •      National airports with commercial and
             non-commercial flights received procedural
             information from the Portuguese Health
             Authority, as well as a poster with relevant
             information to the public – as attached.

Romania      -   Ensure a dedicated entry flow for
             passengers from suspected flights;
26-02-2020
             -     Establish designated areas within the
             airports where public health questionnaires are
             to be filled in;
             -     Seek to distribute the public health after
             boarding, in order to have them filled in before
             arrival;
             -     Ensure passengers’ information at the
             airport in relation to the COVID-19 preventive;
             -     Recommend that air operators should
             provide passengers with protective face masks.
             Finally, we would like to inform you that a good
             collaboration between the hospitals under the
             authority of the Ministry of Transport,
             Infrastructure and Communications and the
             public health authority is also considered.
             Please be informed that all information about
             COVID-19 preventive measures established
             and implemented at the international airports

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from Romania can be found on website
             http://www.caa.ro/news/.

Serbia       Use of thermovision cameras at the airport           Communication of all
                                                                  relevant information
04-02-2020   Passengers with symptoms will be sent to             to
             health institution for further observation
                                                                  Aerodrome /aircraft
             All airport services are on alert for prompt
                                                                  operators
             reaction
             In reference to potential risk of Coronavirus
             Serbia published a NOTAM

Slovakia     In response to the spread of the virus in Italy
             stricter controls for the passengers traveling
25-02-2020
             from IT will be carried out. Every passenger on
             board an aircraft from Italy to Bratislava will
             have to fill out a questionnaire to identify them
             and, if necessary, to locate them after their
             arrival to Slovakia.
             Others developments:
             - numerous exercises have been undertaken in
             selected hospitals, selected border crossing
             points and at the Bratislava Airport
             - 24/7 telephone information lines and an email
             address for public inquiries have been set up,
             - since 3rd February all the laboratory
             diagnostics are being carried out locally in
             Slovakia at the National Reference Center

Slovenia     National Institute of Public Health is publishing
             detailed up-to-date information regarding the
12-02-2020
             Corona Virus 2019 - nCoV with
             recommendations for travellers on the web
             page: https://www.nijz.si/sl/pojav-novega-
             koronavirusa-2019-ncov
             The guidelines how to handle communicable
             diseases are published on the web page
             https://www.nijz.si/sites/www.nijz.si/files/upload
             ed/pripravljenost_letalisce.pdf
             National Institute of Public Health, Medical
             services and the Ljubljana Airport Operator are
             in regular contacts.
             Health authorities are closely monitoring the
             situation.
             SFP established contacts with health

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authorities and relevant aviation stakeholders
             and distributing relevant information. All
             operators and service providers are checking
             internal procedures and introducing measures
             corresponding to their services and current
             situation.

Spain        This is the main source of information in Spain   Depending on
             about the novel Corona Virus, where you can       developments
12-02-2020
             find:
             General information:
             Daily updates about the situation (currently nº
             20)
             Risk assessment and public health measures
             Information for citizens:
             Frequently asked questions
             Travel advice for travelers to China
             Recommendations for travelers returning from
             China
             Cards and posters to be delivered at airports
             Information for health professionals:
             Procedure for cases of infection with the new
             coronavirus (2019-nCoV)
             Technical report
             Information about the WHO statement on the
             new PHEIC (Public Health Event of
             International Concern)
             https://www.mscbs.gob.es/profesionales/salud
             Publica/ccayes/alertasActual/nCov-
             China/home.htm
             Other actions taken:
             A document for Spanish residents in China has
             been developed and delivered through the
             Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Spanish
             Embassy in China.
             In accordance with WHO’s recommendations,
             no travel restrictions have been taken
             Airport authorities have been informed

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A meeting of the Committee of Facilitation has
             been held to share information and coordinate
             actions
             No extraordinary measures have been taken at
             airports including passengers and goods
             A specific procedure on how to respond to a
             suspected case on board an aircraft has been
             developed and delivered to the airport health
             authority to coordinate with airports authorities.
             The procedure includes guidelines for contact
             tracing at aircrafts.
             Specific information for passengers coming
             from China (posters and cards in Spanish,
             English and Chinese) has been placed at
             International Airports
             A specific procedure for the repatriation of
             Spanish residents in Wuhan was implemented
             in coordination with the UK, Denmark and
             Norway
             Active participation in the EU Joint Action
             HEALTHY GATEWAYS: development of
             documents related to coronavirus in the
             aviation sector
             Inform airlines about the need of carrying the
             Passenger Locator Card on board (WHO-ICAO
             template)
             Coordination of data collection from Operators
             (if cases are detected)

Sweden       Information sent to the Airline Operator about       Follow up on
             the 5 designated quarantine airports                 information from
12-02-2020
                                                                  open sources
             The Airline Operators where also told to go
             through their own procedures for handling            Regular
             suspected virus onboard (cabin safety                assessments in order
             requirements/ procedures).                           to be prepared for
                                                                  direct actions
             So far, that agency consider, the risk for
             Sweden as low. Entry screening is by now not      SFP readiness to
             topical here. For that we await instructions from participate in EACCC
             WHO and a decision from to Public Health          if activated
             Agency of Sweden.
             The airports have good preparedness,
             especially the five quarantine airports.

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The Airline Operators have assured that they
have checked their operative procedures for
virus onboard, that they receive the ongoing
information from EACCC and WHO and that
they have knowledge about the quarantine
airports in Sweden.
On our website we have published an
Information Bulletin including a push note to
affected operators (see attached files).
Follow up on actions taken is satisfying at this
moment, we assume relevant information has
been given and updates are available for
operators concerned.
On request Swedish Transport Agency has
informed Ministry of Infrastructure that the
agency has no regulation concerning
temperature measuring on pax.
SFP has contacted the 4 FMPs to ensure that
any impact on aviation will be reported
immediately
Information bulletin published on CAA website
https://transportstyrelsen.se/sv/luftfart/Flygbola
g/Flygoperativt/corona-virus/
https://transportstyrelsen.se/globalassets/global
/luftfart/flygbolag/aip-amdt-effective-30-jan-
2020---quarantine-airports.pdf
SAS has prolonged the cancellation of all
flights to mainland China during February.
We have at started up a ”Corona Coordination
Group” at CAA in order to coordinate all efforts
and information.
The chair is me as SFP and it consists of
members from legal services, flight operations,
media group, officers on duty and security.
We have daily meetings (started today) and
report to our director and to ministry of
Infrastructure.
Our website has been updated with the latest
corona information sheet to airline operators
crews from EASA (feb 4th) together with the
latest factsheet from EACCC.

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https://transportstyrelsen.se/sv/luftfart/Flygbola
              g/Flygoperativt/
              From SFP Sweden (information given after Feb
              3rd still there but rewritten)
              The airline and airport operators have good
              preparedness.
              SAS has prolonged the cancellation of all
              flights to mainland China during February.
              A ”Corona Coordination Group” at CAA meets
              every weekday in order to coordinate all efforts
              and information.
              Chaired by SFP and consists of members from
              legal services, flight operations, media group,
              officers on duty and security.
              The group reports to our director and to
              ministry of Infrastructure.
              Our website has been updated with the latest
              corona information sheet to airline operators
              crews from EASA (feb 4th) together with the
              latest factsheet from EACCC.
              https://transportstyrelsen.se/sv/luftfart/Flygbola
              g/Flygoperativt/
              Weekly meetings with Swedish Civil
              Contingecies Agency
              Close cooperation with Public Health Agency of
              Sweden.
              EASA SIB 2020-02R1is published on our
              website
              https://www.transportstyrelsen.se/sv/luftfart/Fly
              gbolag/Flygoperativt/uppdaterad-easa-sib-
              2020-02r1-om-coronaviruset/

              Air China has reduced their flights to Sweden
              during February.

Switzerland   Federal Office of Public Health (FOPH) in
              charge
11-02-2020
              Decisions made based on recommendations of
              the WHO

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Setup of Coronavirus hotlines for the public and
             for travelers by the FOPH
             Passenger Locator Form and Health
             Information Leaflet in use at Geneva Airport for
             incoming flights from China
             Airline SWISS decided to extend flight
             suspensions to and from Beijing and Shanghai
             until 29th February
             Further information can be found at website of
             the FOPH:
             https://www.bag.admin.ch/bag/en/home/krankh
             eiten/ausbrueche-epidemien-
             pandemien/aktuelle-ausbrueche-
             epidemien/novel-cov.html

Ukraine      Still no person infected by 2019-nCoV in
             Ukraine.
12-02-2020
             Find below the info to update factsheet:
             1. Special order was published by Ministry of
             Health protection of Ukraine for organizing
             actions to prevent entering and spreading of
             the virus.
             2. Higher readiness for sanitary-quarantine
             airport units is being kept.
             3. Special questionnaire for arriving
             passengers is compulsory to be filed.
             4. Thermo screening of arriving passengers is
             implemented in major airports.
             5. The preparation for evacuation of the last
             Ukrainian citizens from Wuhan (China) is in
             progress.

United       Public Health England (PHE) is the UK
Kingdom      organisation leading the formulation of national
             policy and guidance on containment of the
14-02-2020
             COVID-19 in the UK. The UK aviation
             stakeholders use this guidance as the basis for
             to act and contribute to the national
             containment exercise, the latest advice and
             information from PHE are published at the
             following link:

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https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/wu
                han-novel-coronavirus-background-
                information/wuhan-novel-coronavirus-
                epidemiology-virology-and-clinical-features

                The UK has instigated a cross Governmental
                coordination Team with representatives
                participating from aviation industry
                stakeholders. This facilitates regular, dynamic
                and contemporary coordination to advise and
                synchronise on appropriate actions to be taken
                in the aviation environment and the address
                emerging issues raised by aviation
                stakeholders.

                The UK CAA has established an internal crisis
                management coordination team, which
                monitors information from a regulatory position
                on all aspects of UK aviation operations and is
                designed to escalate proportionally and in a
                timely manner if the threat level from the virus
                increases.

                At this time, containment through targeted
                testing and identification of persons who may
                have been in contact with suspected cases,
                along with travel advice from UK Government
                is the main approach being taken. To date, 9
                cases of COVID-19 are identified with over
                2,500 suspected cases tested, fortunately no
                deaths recorded due to COVID-19.

Impact on air travel
Media reported that several countries (a.o. U.S., Australia, Israel, Jordania) are applying
entry restrictions for individual travellers from China.
Several European airlines have suspended or are about to suspend direct flight from and to
China.

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Italy and Czech republic have published NOTAMs with flight restrictions from (and to) China.
As from 05 February will apply thermo screening on all passengers arriving on international
flights

EACCC
The second EACCC teleconference was held. The EACCC members and SFPs were
updated on the current status.

Network Manager
Despite the fact that a number of European airlines have cancelled or about to cancel direct
flights to and from China there is no significant impact on European Network at the moment.
The ban of flight to and from China in Italy has no significant impact either.
The Network status will remain at "Pre-Alert".

IATA
N/A

ACI
N/A

Latest figures
This section contains the latest figures of the actual situation as well as simulations for
various scenarios.
The figures come from ICAO, IATA and NM

ICAO
N/A

IATA
N/A

NM

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European Arrivals:      From China         From Hong Kong         From Macau

Sunday 23-Feb-2020                   24                      24                0

Saturday 22-Feb-2020                 30                      22                0

Friday 21-Feb-2020                   28                      18                0

Thursday 20-Feb-2020                 26                      19                0

Wednesday 19-Feb-2020                23                      20                0

Tuesday 18-Feb-2020                  21                      23                0

Monday 17-Feb-2020                   19                      25                0

Week 08 2020:
                                     171                    151                0
Mon 17 – Sun 23 Feb

Sunday 16-Feb-2020                   37                      26                0

Saturday 15-Feb-2020                 30                      28                0

Friday 14-Feb-2020                   31                      23                0

Thursday 13-Feb-2020                 29                      24                0

Wednesday 12-Feb-2020                31                      25                0

Tuesday 11-Feb-2020                  26                      23                0

Monday 10-Feb-2020                   33                      26                0

Week 07 2020:
                                     217                    175                0
Mon 10 – Sun 16 Feb

Week 06 2020:
                                     294                    193                3
Mon 03 – Sun 09 Feb

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Week 05 2020:
                                              507                    183                   0
Mon 27 Jan – Sun 02 Feb

Week 04 2020:
                                              641                    238                   1
Mon 20 – 26 Jan

ECAC + (*)
arrivals:           2020 week number:

From:               # 01     # 02      # 03         # 04    # 05     # 06    # 07    # 08

Singapore           179      186       183          184     183      185     186     183

Thailand            277      284       274          274     269      276     270     278

Republic of
                    168      183       186          180     178      178     181     184
Korea

Japan               239      247       244          252     245      247     255     260

Taiwan              50       48        51           48      49       45      47      46

Malaysia            50       45        48           45      47       43      45      43

Vietnam             51       49        52           50      50       48      51      50

United Arab
                    1,328    1,322     1,270        1,253   1,230    1,222   1,275   1,259
Emirates

India               339      371       362          371     351      365     359     370

Philippines         12       12        12           12      12       13      12      14

Cambodia            2        0         0            0       0        0       0       2

Nepal               6        5         4            4       5        5       6       5

Sri Lanka           17       16        15           15      16       15      15      15

Australia           7        7         7            7       7        7       5       7

United States       2,894    3,056     2,995        2,967   2,855    2,828   2,868   2,995

Canada              414      436       392          378     367      360     371     392

Possible scenarios
Scenario                                        Network impact
Airlines suspend flight to and from affected    Limited impact
region
Airports apply entry/exit screening on          No impact reported
flights from affected region
Airports apply entry/exit screening on all      N/A
flights

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State authorities require quarantine of       No impact reported
 suspected persons
 Passenger locator tracking is activated       No impact reported

Actions in the EACCC framework
It was decided that NM will continue to collect and distribute relevant information by
factsheet and e-mail.
Due to the increasing number of COVID-19 cases in Europe the EACCC chairpersons have
decided to convene a teleconference on Wednesday March 4th, 10:00 UTC.
The focus of the teleconference is to determine the impact of the changing situation on the
European aviation network.

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Appendix - Responses from Member States

Since adding the questionnaire responses to the factsheet increases to document size too
much, the responses will be accessible via the OneSky Teams site at the link published in
the accompanying e-mail.

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