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

Setting up tomorrow, 7 January 2021, Swissport subsidiary Checkport Schweiz AG will be running a

Setting up tomorrow, 7 January 2021, Swissport subsidiary Checkport Schweiz AG will be running 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 examination end result is readily available in only 5 hours, in its place of 24 to 48 hrs as with preceding PCR checks.

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From Thursday, 7 January 2020, Ender Diagnostics, presents a PCR exam innovation at the newly opened pre-departure tests facility operated by Checkport at Zurich Airport in Switzerland. The sample is not taken by nasal swab as with traditional exams, but on a saliva basis, which is a great deal much more practical for individuals staying tested. The checks are offered as self-test kits on web-site and can be carried out in take a look at boxes independently, with no assistance demanded by health care personnel. The examination containers are cleaned following each traveler. The samples are transported to the Swiss Examination AG laboratory four instances a day by a dedicated courier assistance.

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The price for the new Covid-19 examination is 195 Swiss francs (approx. 180 euros), and the end result is accessible within only 5 several hours. Exams samples delivered right after 5 p.m. are processed early the next morning. Buyers are knowledgeable of their examination end result by password-secured e-mail. Currently, the screening facility is working every working day between 6 am and 8 pm and can be visited without prior appointment. The exam middle is located on the to start with floor of Zurich Airport’s look at-in 2. The checks are meant for individuals who do not clearly show Covid-19 symptoms but will need a take a look at for travel or in get to take part at specific functions. Specially airline passengers advantage from this fast PCR testing choice, as only PCR assessments are at present acknowledged by authorities for entry into nations around the world requiring a Covid-19 examination certification.

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“We are delighted to companion with Ender Diagnostics for the Covid-19 fast screening centre at Zurich Airport. Passengers touring to international locations that have to have proof of a negative Covid-19 test prior to departure now take pleasure in a simpler pre-departure treatment. Our new provider provides terrific aid to air journey. We are convinced it will aid motivate people to return to flying,” claims Daniel Steffen, Controlling Director Checkport Schweiz AG.

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Pursuing the opening of the pre-departure tests facility at Heathrow Airport on 20 Oct 2020, this is the next testing facility operated at a main worldwide airport with the participation of Swissport. These pre-departure tests will aid passengers fulfill the needs of governments around the globe, whilst supplying all travelers the assurance that every person on their aircraft has a destructive exam outcome. By functioning pre-departure take a look at facilities suitable at the airports, Swissport, in collaboration with healthcare partners, can contribute to maintaining vacationers safe with no negatively impacting community testing means desired for sufferers with indicators.

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In 2019, Swissport International AG furnished greatest-in-class airport ground solutions for some 265 million airline travellers and dealt with approximately 4.6 million tons of air freight in 115 cargo warehouses globally. Several of its warehouses have been accredited for pharmaceutical logistics by IATA’s CEIV. The world’s chief in airport floor services and air cargo handling, with at present 45,000 workforce, accomplished consolidated functioning earnings of 3.13 billion euros in 2019. At the conclusion of September 2020, Swissport was lively at 298 airports in 47 nations around the world on six continents.

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