Sheremetyevo Airport develops operational procedures during phased removal of COVID-related restrictions

Moscow´s Sheremetyevo International Airport has announced the development of measures to prevent the spread of coronavirus infection during phased removal of anti-pandemic restrictions, the company said.

The airport´s measures are in accordance with the guidelines and recommendations of state agencies and medical institutions and ensure the health and safety of passengers, visitors and employees.

In accordance with the regulations of the Moscow Region Government, only people who with appropriate masks and gloves will be allowed to enter Sheremetyevo Airport´s terminals, and the body temperatures of all individuals entering the terminals will be taken.

Sheremetyevo Airport is taking additional preventive measures to ensure that the airport´s environment is as safe as possible:

-All arriving passengers will be subjected to non-contact thermometry at all airport terminals. 23 stationary thermovision cameras are used to identify persons who could be infected with the coronavirus.
-The disinfection of all areas has been stepped up, the frequency of wet cleaning has been increased, and periodic checks of the operability of the ventilation system are made; cleaning companies make sure that all contact surfaces are disinfected at least every 2 to 4 hours.
-Automatic non-contact hand sanitizers have been installed.
-In places of possible congestion of passengers, bright floor markings are applied in order to help people maintain adequate social distance.
-At the airport, passengers are fully informed about the prevention of the spread of coronavirus infection.
-Masks, gloves and antiseptics are available for sale in pharmacies and vending machines.
-Personnel involved in passenger servicing are provided with personal protective equipment.
-Airport employees undergo mandatory checks of body temperature at 10 specialized service health centers before starting work.
-Airport personnel are tested for COVID-19 in accordance with the requirements of the the Chief State Sanitary Doctor of the Russian Federation.

Sheremetyevo International Airport is among the TOP-10 airport hubs in Europe, the largest Russian airport in terms of passenger and cargo traffic. In 2019, the airport served 49 million 933 thousand passengers, which was 8.9% more than in 2018.