Civil Aviation: special flights on Cameroonian soil

Published: Wednesday, 13 May 2020 21:55

With special authorization, and in collaboration with the government (MINREX, MINT and MINAT), the Cameroon Civil Aviation Authority (CCAA) has, as from March 18, 2020 to date, facilitated the repatriation of many compatriots and the return of some foreigners to their respective countries in this time of health crisis through "special flights".

About forty passenger flights and about forty cargo flights have been authorized to fly over Cameroon's airspace, to land or take off.

Passengers came from Africa (Dakar, Cotonou, Gabon...), the United States of America, Brazil, Europe and the Arab Emirates for those who arrived. And for those departing from Cameroon, their destinations were diverse.

All arrangements to ensure the safety and security of these flights were made for their arrival and departure. Furthermore, health measures were also taken in collaboration with the Ministry of Public Health as part of the fight against COVID-19.

Thus, all disembarking passengers were quarantined upon arrival.

Also, it should be noted that the passengers of the last four special flights from 8 to 12 May 2020 were required to conduct screening tests on arrival. Those declared positive were taken to special centres. And, those who tested negative have took a commitment to self-confinement at home.

It should be noted that all these special flights comply with the measures enacted as part of the response to COVID-19 in addition to the restrictive measures in force in Cameroon.