A mobile testing site for covid-19 operates at Pulkovo St. Petersburg Airport

Published: Wednesday, April 15, 2020

A mobile testing site for diagnosing COVID-19 was launched at Pulkovo St. Petersburg Airport (Russia).

The procedure requires registration at a special information desk in the arrivals hall of Pulkovo Airport on the 1st floor of the centralized passenger terminal. The test is carried out in a mobile station located opposite the entrance to the airport, and includes the collection of nasopharyngeal swab.

The results are sent by e-mail or SMS.

Northern Capital Gateway, the operator of Pulkovo Airport, deploys a set of measures to prevent the spread of the coronavirus infection. An emergency response center operates at St. Petersburg airport for joint work with airlines, state control bodies, local authorities on coronavirus matters. All aircraft arriving at Pulkovo from regions with an unfavorable epidemiological situation are subject to disinfection. The frequency and thoroughness of cleaning is intensified in all airport premises including elevators, check in counters, information desks, inspection areas, offices and staff break rooms. Steps and passenger buses are disinfected regularly. The air in the terminal is purified using disinfecting units installed in the areas designated for passengers. The airport staff is informed about preventive measures and equipped with protective masks, gloves, antiseptic wipes and gels. Airport’s first-aid station located on the second floor of the terminal operates 24/7 for those feeling unwell, including passengers, visitors and staff of the airport.