Aircraft Disinsection

The following lists of disinsection requirements were compiled from information provided by foreign governments and supplemented by information obtained from airlines.

Countries requiring the disinsection of all in-bound flights with an aerosolized spray while passengers are on board:

  • China
  • Cuba
  • Ecuador (only Galapagos and Interislands)
  • Grenada
  • India
  • Kiribati
  • Madagascar
  • Seychelles
  • Trinidad and Tobago
  • Uruguay

Countries requiring the disinsection of all in-bound flights but allowing, as an alternative to the above approach, either (a) the residual method or (b) the application of an aerosolized spray while passengers are not on board

Country

Method

Australia

Residual

Barbados

Residual

Cook Islands

Residual

Fiji

Residual

Jamaica

Residual

New Zealand

Residual

Panama

Spraying


Countries that require disinsection of selected flights:

Country

Flight From

Czech Republic

Areas of contagious diseases

France

Areas of malaria, yellow fever and dengue fever

Indonesia

Infected areas

Mauritius

Generally, flights coming from African continent, Asia and sub regions, the Middle East and islands of the Indian Ocean, and flights coming from any other country where mosquito borne diseases are prevalent.

South Africa

Areas of malaria or yellow fever

Switzerland

Intertropical Africa

United Kingdom

Malarial countries

Airline Contacts for Information on Disinsection

Air Carrier

Contact

Telephone

email

American Airlines

Ms. Teresa Buschmann

817-931-4782

teresa.buschmann@aa.com

Delta Airlines

Mr. Steve Tochilin

404.715.3303

Steve.Tochilin@delta.com

Southwest Airlines

Mr. Adam Walters

214-792-4615

adam.walters@wnco.com

United Airlines

Ms. Alissa Markert

312-997-8623

alissa.markert@united.com

US Airways

Mr. Tony Parente

412-747-3936

tony.parente@usairways.com


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