COVID-19 Resource Centre

Welcome to the EBAA COVID-19 Resource Centre. Due to the continually evolving situation – with new developments occurring daily – this page will be updated regularly with new information and resources to help EBAA members be informed and continue to operate.

What is EBAA doing?

EBAA is actively and closely monitoring developments related to the COVID-19 outbreak. We work with European and global authorities, and other aviation organisations, to gather, filter and disseminate official guidance and information to our members as it becomes available.

EBAA also advocates on behalf of the business aviation sector, ensuring our industry can continue to operate where appropriate and safety allows. We are currently working to assess the full impact of the crisis and developing a recommendation of concrete relief measures to ensure business continuity for operators, airports and others in the business aviation industry.

It is critical to allow business aviation operators to return to normal operations as soon as possible so they can support the recovery of the wider economy.

COVID-19 Business Aviation Impact Survey – Participate NOW

EBAA is working to collect data to better understand the impact of the COVID-19 crisis on the European business aviation sector.

We invite all CEOs of companies involved in the European business aviation sector to participate in a very short survey HERE.

The data collected will help EBAA to;

  • Identify the most pressing needs and required measures to support the business aviation sector
  • Submit a substantiated request for support to the relevant European authorities and policy-makers
  • Coordinate with your national business aviation associations in proposing local solutions to local authorities

The data you share with us is completely anonymous; we will use it in the context of this industry-wide assessment only. We will never share it with third parties for any reason whatsoever, now or in the future.

Should you have any questions related to this survey, please write to Frederique at fluca@ebaa.org

Business Aviation supporting society

Whether it’s transporting medical masks; offering empty legs for urgent repatriation flights, or even manufacturing ventilator parts; it’s clear that you can count on business aviation’s support in times of crisis.

EBAA is collecting stories of how our sector is aiding society to support our advocacy efforts.

If you have examples of what your company is doing to help others during this testing period please share these with membership@ebaa.org.

EU and Global Response

Below is an overview prepared by market research agency Cicero/AMO on the latest measures being taken to tackle the COVID-19 outbreak, detailing the response of the EU and its Member States and key global economies (UK, US, China, Hong Kong and Japan). This EU and global tracker includes public health measures and business supports.

View the Cicero/AMO Overview

Aviation related travel restrictions

EUROPE

Updated 1 April 2020

EU Member States agreed to temporarily seal the EU’s external borders for a period of 30 days (subject to possible extension), starting on 17 March 2020.

The travel restriction targets non-EU residents, travelling for non-essential reasons. It exempts EU Nationals and Schengen Associated States, their families and long-term EU residents returning home from outside the EU.

The ban will also aim to push Member States who imposed restrictions with bordering EU countries to lift them, so stranded EU citizens can return to their home countries. This will also facilitate the commute cross-border. The border restrictions will apply to all the countries in the Schengen Zone as well as Switzerland, Iceland, Norway and Liechtenstein.

For an overview of aviation-related travel restrictions for each European country, PLEASE CLICK HERE. 

Please note, the sources used in compiling the aviation-related travel restrictions can be found at the end of the overview. 

GLOBAL

Updated 1 April 2020

With the COVID-19 outbreak officially called a ‘pandemic’ and thus being present on every major continent, expanded travel restrictions and flight bans are announced on a daily basis.

For an overview of aviation-related travel restrictions grouped per continent, PLEASE CLICK HERE.

Please note, the sources used in compiling the aviation-related travel restrictions can be found at the end of the overview.  

If you have any questions relating to European and Global Travel Restrictions, please contact Corina Stiubei at cstiubei@ebaa.org.

Operational Guidance and updates

EBAA shares official operational guidance for operators through our BSafe alerts and newsletter, EBAA’s dedicated safety newsletter.  These guidelines include general advice for operators, updated Safety Information Bulletins from EASA and other resources to help safeguard the safety of the passengers and crews of our operators.

To subscribe to BSafe, please fill the form here. If you have questions, please write to safety@ebaa.org.

BSafe Alerts

27 March 2020

The European Aviation Crisis Coordination Cell (EACCC) declared a network crisis, and subsequently the Network Manager published a Business Continuity Plan. EASA issued a template to ease the process of obtaining exemption status for cargo operations. Lastly, EASA published a COVID-19 Guidance for the management of Crewmembers operating in high-risk areas.

For more information PLEASE CLICK HERE

20 March 2020

EASA issued a first version of an exemption template for maintaining or extending the validity of licenses and airworthiness review certificates to Competent Authorities. EBAA encourages its members to contact their respective Competent Authority to receive an update on their local procedure.

For more information, PLEASE CLICK HERE

16 March 2020

The United States announced a suspension of entry by foreign nationals who have been in European countries. The entry into the US of all aliens, with certain exceptions, who have been physically present in the Schengen Area during the 14-day period preceding their entry or attempted entry into the United States, is suspended. Crew members and relatives of US citizens are exempt.

For more information, PLEASE CLICK HERE

2 March 2020

EASA issued an updated version of its Safety Information Bulletin and the WHO published an updated situation report.

For more information, PLEASE CLICK HERE.

14 February 2020

EASA issued an updated version of its Safety Information Bulletin and the WHO published an updated situation report.

For more information, PLEASE CLICK HERE.

7 February 2020

In addition to the Safety Information Bulletin issued the week before, EASA and the European Commission Directorate for Health and Food Safety (DG SANTE) released updated advice to operators related to the Coronavirus outbreak.

For more information, PLEASE CLICK HERE

31 January 2020

EASA Published its first Safety Information Bulletin in response to the evolution of the COVID-19 Outbreak and the WHO published a situation report.

For more information, PLEASE CLICK HERE.

Useful links and resources

International Air Transport Association (IATA)

International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO)

National Business Aviation Association (NBAA)