This Implementation Package (iPack) is a self-contained package to facilitate and guide Civil Aviation Authorities (CAAs), Public Health Authorities, other relevant national authorities, aerodrome operators and aircraft operators in the implementation of Public Health Corridors in accordance with the ICAO Council Aviation Recovery Task Force (CART) guidance material. It includes relevant documentation, tools and courses to facilitate restoring international air travel. A dedicated expert will work remotely with the CAA, providing guidance in their implementation efforts to achieve the objectives of the iPack.
Restore international travel through the implementation of Public Health Corridors by supporting Civil Aviation Authorities (CAAs) in sharing information, applying mutually accepted public health measures and concluding bilateral or multilateral agreements.
After having successfully implemented this iPack, Civil Aviation Authorities will be better equipped to:
1. Assess the status of implementation of COVID-19 public health mitigations measures in their States, conduct a gap analysis against the relevant ICAO SARPs, CART recommendations, CAPSCA and associated guidance material and determine an action plan for further improvement;
2. Develop a COVID-19 aviation risk assessment framework in accordance with sovereign principles that integrates with existing national frameworks;
3. Apply generic decision-making tools to determine the risk of transporting potentially infectious passengers or importing/ translocating the virus between States;
4. Mitigate the COVID-19 infection risk by implementing a multi-layer risk management strategy that is evidence-based and performance-based;
5. Share public health risk mitigation measures and best practices with other States to encourage harmonization; and
6. Engage in bilateral or multilateral discussions with other states to establish public health corridors between States.
• Civil Aviation Authorities; and/or
• Public Health Authorities;
• Other relevant national authorities e.g. Customs and Immigration;
• Aerodrome Operators;
• Aircraft Operators; and
• Other relevant service providers.
o Dedicated CAPSCA Subject Matter Expert, for an expected duration of 12 work days during a three-month period, supporting Civil Aviation Authorities remotely in achieving the iPack Objectives.
o Public Health Corridor: Online Course – 12 participants for a duration of 2 hours
o CAPSCA Online Training (Technical Advisor) - JAA TO: Online Course – 12 participants for a duration of 32 hours
– Total number of training slots: 24 Participants
- Workshop (delivered in a virtual format):
o Public Health Corridor Workshop, including online pre-learning part and sessions with customized practical exercises – 12 participants for a duration of 9 hours
– Total number of training slots: 12 Participants
o Decisions aids
o Accreditation procedures
o Forms and posters
o Online reporting systems
o PHC Application
- ICAO Annexes containing Standards and Recommended Practices (SARPs);
- ICAO State Letters, Electronic Bulletins, CART reports, CART Take Off Guidance Document and Global Implementation Roadmap;
- Guidance material, including the ICAO Testing and Cross-Border Risk Management Measures Manual, CAPSCA partner guidance material and other associated guidance material
*Additional seats for training and workshops as well as expert workdays can be provided at an additional cost.
The Expressions of Interest Online Form should be submitted on behalf of a State entity or industry Organization wishing to obtain more information on iPacks, their benefits and deployment process.