19 Dec Abu Dhabi International Airport Tops Middle East and Africa Safe Travel Score in November 2020 | Safe Travel Barometer
Abu Dhabi International Airport (AUH) receives a 4.4 Safe Travel Score, the highest in the region and 1st globally among 400+ airports evaluated by Safe Travel Barometer
Safe Travel Barometer, the world’s most comprehensive database of COVID-19 health and safety protocols, and traveler experience initiatives announces the November 2020 update to its Safe Travel Score for more than 400 airports worldwide. The Safe Travel Score is an industry-first COVID-19 rating initiative, created in the wake of recovery from the pandemic.
For airports, the Safe Travel Score is based on an independent audit of 29 traveler health and safety measures, along with traveler convenience initiatives and overall traveler experience announced by airports, regulatory and government authorities to alleviate traveler anxiety and boost confidence.
Various initiatives announced by airports are assigned to one of the following sub-categories. These initiatives have either a direct or psychological impact on traveler booking and traveling decision in the ‘new normal’:
- COVID-19 Safety Protocols
- Traveler Convenience
- Traveler Experience
Middle East and Africa Safe Travel Score for November Leaderboard
As per the November 2020 assessment, Abu Dhabi International Airport (AUH) led the global and Middle East and Africa airport leaderboard with a Safe Travel Score* of 4.4 out of 5 followed by Doha’s Hamad International Airport (DOH) and Dubai Internation Airport (DBX). You can access the complete Europe Airport leaderboard below.
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* Safe Travel Score is based on an independent audit of more than 29 parameters applicable to an in-airport experience across airside and landside. It takes into consideration COVID-19 related hygiene and safety measures, traveler convenience, and experience initiatives announced by airports for travelers, airline crew, and related on-ground staff. These include:
• COVID-19 Safety Protocols
• Traveler Convenience
• Traveler Experience
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