In recognition of its sustained health and safety response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Miami International Airport has been reaccredited by the Airports Council International (ACI) Airport Health Accreditation program. In September 2020, MIA was the first airport in Florida, second in the United States, and third in North America to be accredited under the program. The ACI accreditation is based on evidence that MIA is following best practices and has implemented key measures to prevent the further spread of COVID-19.
ACI’s Airport Health Accreditation program assists airports by assessing new health measures and procedures introduced because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Areas of assessment for reaccreditation included: cleaning and disinfection; passenger protection through measures such as physical distancing, face-covering requirements, and contactless technology; staff protection via training and easy access to health and safety supplies; and stakeholder collaboration.
ACI is a non-profit organization whose prime purpose is to advance the interests of airports, to act as the voice of the world’s airports and the communities they serve, and to promote professional excellence in airport management and operations. As of January 2021, ACI serves 701 members operating 1933 airports in 183 countries.