Safety Bulletin

COVID-19 Medical and License Validity - ICAO State Letter 20/50

Apr 07, 2020


On April 3, 2020 ICAO published State Letter 11/55-20/50 – Operational Measures to ensure safe operations during the COVID-19 pandemic. Given the challenges faced by States due to the pandemic, flight crew and operators are facing difficulties complying with the validity period of their licenses and medical certificates in adherence with ICAO SARPs.

This State Letter was in response to measures that were being taken by States to address these challenges. The information provided in this Safety Bulletin is meant as guidance to help our members determine whether they are qualified to operate internationally for their operator.