GACA tells airlines to immediately report infectious diseases cases

June 12, 2014 12:42 am

Airlines operating in Saudi Arabia have been asked by the General Authority for Civil Aviation (GACA) to immediately report passengers suspected of having infectious diseases, Saudi Gazette has reported. “The pilots should inform air traffic services or air traffic control at the airport of any passenger suspected to be suffering from an infectious illness,” GACA said in its circular. The move is part of precautionary measures being taken by the health ministry to prevent the spread of contagious diseases.