“人们是否应该在出行之前接受筛查是一个很大的问题。” 机场工作人员穆尔凯希说， “我们将面临各种各样的麻烦，有国家认为必须在起飞前进行检查。”
The first wave of tourists heading abroad after the pandemic will have a very different experience at the airport, according to experts.
Travellers may already face much longer queues when getting through security, with more restrictions and checks needed for safety reasons as well as health reasons.
Technology which is already being trialled, such as facial recognition and e-passport gates, may have to be rolled out earlier than expected.
Screening processes are also in discussion, with countries unable to agree on a universal measure.
While some airports are doing thermal scanning and screenings, others are yet to implement this.
However, they have announced trials are in process while also looking to introduce contactless security measures and UV technology to ensure travellers are safe.
Some countries are asking for health passports proving the traveller doesn’t have coronavirus, but it isn’t clear how these will be implemented as of yet.
“There is a big question about whether people should be screened before they travel,” Mr Mulcahey said. “There will be all sorts of complications of countries saying they have to be screened before take off.
The current issue is having the technology to test, which hasn’t caught up to the virus yet.
“The difficulty at the moment is we don’t have a clear test to show if people have had it or are immune,” he explained.
However, Mr Mulcahey reiterates that the first wave of travellers will be in low numbers, meaning social distancing will be easier to manage.
“Everyone is anticipating a slower, gradual demand, with less flights and people travelling – there will be less business and holiday travel,” he said.
“I think that June is the point when people are going to start thinking about travelling again, although this may remain as essential travel only.