About preventive measures at Minsk National Airport
On 3 December 2020 the List of countries in which cases of COVID-19 has been updated.
As part of the implementation of measures to prevent the import of coronavirus infection into the Republic of Belarus, planned preventive work is being carried out at the interdepartmental level - Minsk National Airport is actively cooperating with the Ministry of Health, customs and border authorities. The Patients Routing Scheme was determined, medical staff instructed airport staff, checked the readiness of medical staff at the airport.
First of all, the task is to identify COVID-2019 infection. In addition to visual screening of arriving passengers in order to detect signs of the disease, additional sanitary and anti-epidemic measures are carried out:
In addition to visual screening of arriving passengers in order to detect signs of the disease, additional sanitary and anti-epidemic measures are carried out.
At the airport, double medical control is carried out for arrivals, as well as full-scale informing of passengers about the prevention of the spread of coronavirus.
The staff of the sanitary-quarantine point works on boards, as well as in the arrival sectors.
If symptoms are detected, a passenger will be referred to the medical service. For them, passports and customs procedures are separately processed. In arrivals (1-4 - international, 5-6 - union) thermal imagers are installed. It allows to measure a person’s temperature remotely.
Cleaning measures are being taken in the premises of the terminal with the use of disinfectants, as well as disinfectors and air recirculators are installed throughout the building of the airport complex.
Airport staff involved in passenger and aircraft services is provided with personal protective equipment.
For the convenience of passengers and those who meet them, vending machines are installed in the terminal. So you can buy a mask and antiseptic gels. Personal protective equipment is also available in the shop and pharmacy in the departure area.
There are stickers on the seats in the waiting area and at the boarding gates informing passengers about social distance.
At check-in counters, in front of security checkpoints and in other places of possible congestion there are distance lines on the floor.
Screens are installed at the check-in counters to minimize contact between the airport staff and passengers.
In public places there are sanitizers with antiviral liquid.
You can undergo laboratory testing for COVID-19 at Minsk National Airport.
You can get test for COVID-19 by PCR (polymerase chain reaction) and express ICA (immunochromatographic analysis). Using these methods, the antigen of coronavirus infection (SARS-CoV-2) is determined.
The test material is a nasopharyngeal swab.
PCR test takes 160 minutes to get a result. ICA takes 15-20 minutes to get a result.
The testing point is located in the departure area, sectors 5-6 (before pre-flight procedures).
- Monday-Friday 9.00-18.00;
- 6.00-9.45 for passengers, departing to Amsterdam, including Saturday and Sunday.
+375 17 279 13 57 (laboratory at the airport),
+375 17 319 53 29 (Minsk City Center of Hygiene and Epidemiology).
The list of countries affected by COVID-2019 infection is determined by the Ministry of Health based on an assessment of the epidemiological situation in the world.
Information about the entrance to the Republic of Belarus here.
More information on coronavirus infection can be found here.