Aircraft Disinsection - Zika Virus
Please be reminded that according to ICAO Annex 9 and to provisions of ENAC (Italian Civil Aviation Authority) Circular EAL 10 dated 21.09.2012 all aircraft arriving to Italian Airports are required to have a copy of the Certificate of Residual Disinsection onboard - regardless of the origin of the flight.
ZIKA VIRUS AND AVIATION
The virus is trasmitted primarily by the bite of an infected Aedes mosquito. It usually results in mild syptoms in adults, with 80 per cent of people not presenting any symptoms. However, an association has been observed between Zika virus, congenital abnormalities and neurological disease, although a causal relationship has not been proven.
ICAO is collaborating with WHO to ensure the aviation sector plays a supporting role in minimizing the risk of spreading the disease internationally and of travellers becoming infected.
References and Useful Links
AIRCRAFT DISINSECTION IN OLBIA
DETAILS & REQUIREMENTS
The crew is advised not to stay on board during the disinsection but their presence nearby is appreciated. The crew Lounge at the FBO can be used at any such time.
Please note for a lasting effect of the disinsection your aircraft is required to stay closed for ideally 24 hours.
On the day of departure your aircraft cabin will need to be aired for approximately 1 hour before boarding any passenger. To that end it is enough to open the main door, the luggage compartment door and turn the air conditioning on.
Please note that the spray used for the disinsection has no odour, no colour, and leaves no marks or traces on any aircraft part.
Please allow 12-24 hours after the physical disinsection to process your request and obtain a Certificate by the Ministry of Health.