Enders Diagnostics and Swissport Open Pre-Departure PCR Testing Facility at Zurich Airport

Beginning tomorrow, 7 January 2021, Swissport subsidiary Checkport Schweiz AG will be working a PCR

Beginning tomorrow, 7 January 2021, Swissport subsidiary Checkport Schweiz AG will be working a PCR screening facility at Zurich Airport. The novelty: Enders Diagnostics’ PCR tests are carried out by saliva sample and not by nasal swab and the exam consequence is readily available within just only 5 several hours, rather of 24 to 48 hrs as with previous PCR exams.

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From Thursday, 7 January 2020, Ender Diagnostics, offers a PCR take a look at innovation at the recently opened pre-departure tests facility operated by Checkport at Zurich Airport in Switzerland. The sample is not taken by nasal swab as with regular tests, but on a saliva foundation, which is significantly extra effortless for those people becoming tested. The exams are bought as self-test kits on web page and can be done in exam packing containers independently, with no guidance needed by health care staff. The exam containers are cleaned immediately after every traveler. The samples are transported to the Swiss Evaluation AG laboratory 4 situations a day by a dedicated courier service.

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The rate for the new Covid-19 examination is 195 Swiss francs (approx. 180 euros), and the result is readily available inside of only 5 hours. Checks samples delivered right after 5 p.m. are processed early the future morning. Customers are educated of their test end result by password-safeguarded e-mail. At present, the testing facility is running every working day in between 6 am and 8 pm and can be frequented without prior appointment. The test centre is positioned on the first ground of Zurich Airport’s test-in 2. The exams are intended for men and women who do not demonstrate Covid-19 signs but will need a test for journey or in order to participate at certain gatherings. Primarily airline passengers advantage from this quick PCR testing choice, as only PCR tests are at the moment recognized by authorities for entry into international locations demanding a Covid-19 examination certification.

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“We are delighted to spouse with Ender Diagnostics for the Covid-19 swift testing center at Zurich Airport. Passengers touring to international locations that involve evidence of a damaging Covid-19 examination prior to departure now delight in a more simple pre-departure procedure. Our new support delivers wonderful aid to air journey. We are persuaded it will enable inspire men and women to return to flying,” claims Daniel Steffen, Running Director Checkport Schweiz AG.

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Following the opening of the pre-departure testing facility at Heathrow Airport on 20 October 2020, this is the second tests facility operated at a major international airport with the participation of Swissport. These pre-departure tests will enable passengers satisfy the prerequisites of governments about the planet, while providing all travelers the assurance that absolutely everyone on their aircraft has a detrimental test outcome. By operating pre-departure examination centers proper at the airports, Swissport, in collaboration with clinical companions, can lead to trying to keep tourists safe without the need of negatively impacting public testing resources needed for people with signs.

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In 2019, Swissport International AG delivered finest-in-course airport ground companies for some 265 million airline travellers and handled about 4.6 million tons of air freight in 115 cargo warehouses around the globe. Numerous of its warehouses have been accredited for pharmaceutical logistics by IATA’s CEIV. The world’s chief in airport ground products and services and air cargo managing, with presently 45,000 personnel, attained consolidated running revenue of 3.13 billion euros in 2019. At the close of September 2020, Swissport was active at 298 airports in 47 international locations on 6 continents.

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