Italy holidays: Rome airport to offer ‘COVID-free’ flights as new rapid testing launched

In further news, Fiumicino Airport has become the first airport in the world to earn “the COVID-19 5-Star Airport Rating” from Skytrax, an international airport industry ratings body.

Skytrax, known for its annual rankings of the world’s best airports, came up with the designation for airport hygiene in light of the COVID-19 crisis.

Despite being the busiest airport in Italy, the airport scored points for having easy-to-read signage in multiple languages, strict enforcement of mask-wearing, visibly present cleaning staff and efficiency thanks to the consolidation of all incoming and outgoing flights to a single terminal for easier tracking.

Director of ENIT (The Italian Government Tourist Board), Maria Elena Rossi said: “Health and safety measures remain a key priority for visitors coming to Italy with the aim to create a safe and seamless travelling experience from the moment they step on the plane.

Hena Khan

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