Sheremetyevo International Airport (SVO) and the Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF) have announced the launch of express COVID-19 testing for arriving and departing passengers, Future Travel Experience informs.
The express service for COVID-19 diagnostics uses EMG (electromyography) systems and provides reliable results within 60 minutes. The pilot project has been put in place ahead of the upcoming opening of international regular air services.
Testing is available for all passengers from 20 July at Terminal B health centre for domestic flights, and 27 July at Terminal D for domestic and international flights. The test results will be available in Russian and English.
The EMG diagnostic system, created with support from RDIF, is one of the fastest and most accurate in the world, adapted for both fixed and unique mobile mini-laboratories.
The test systems are already used for preventive testing at production facilities of large Russian enterprises and to ensure safety at major events.
Mikhail Vasilenko, General Director of Sheremetyevo International Airport JSC, noted: “For Sheremetyevo passengers, the opportunity to be tested for coronavirus and get the result in 60 minutes directly while they are at the airport, will certainly become popular and is another important step in our work to ensure safety and improve the quality of our service.”
Sheremetyevo is the first airport in Russia to introduce these medical services for all its visitors.