Anvisa keeps a mask on flights and airports and releases on-board service

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The National Health Surveillance Agency (Anvisa) decided, this Thursday (12), in an ordinary public meeting of the Collegiate Board, to modify the rule that deals with the measures to be adopted in airports and aircraft due to Covid-19.

THE use of face protection masks remains mandatory the flexibilities include the resumption of in-flight food service the permission to mask removal for food and return from the use of maximum capacity for passenger transport in the interior spaces of airports. At Measures start to take effect on May 22 .

The changes change resolution 456 of December 2020, according to the current epidemiological scenario of the disease in Brazil and in the world.

The resolution deals with measures such as the mandatory use of masks in ports and airports, the disembarkation of passengers by rows and establishes policies for cleaning and disinfecting internal aircraft and buses.

In his vote, Director Alex Campos, rapporteur for the matter, highlighted that “the flexibilities were only viable due to the maintenance of the use of personal protective masks in these environments”.

The director also stated that “the measures need to be gradual, the risks need to be continually evaluated and weighed. The layers of protection aim to allow the monitoring of the benefits brought by new measures implemented, as well as any associated risks”.


Anvisa recommends that on-board services be as brief as possible, so as not to significantly impair the use of masks by travelers.

In addition, all solid waste generated must be collected as soon as possible, with special attention to objects that may come into direct or indirect contact with the mouth, such as glasses, plates, forks and others.

Source: CNN Brasil

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