Copenhagen Airport increases free Covid-19 testing for all passengers

Copenhagen Airport increases free Covid-19 testing for all passengers
Passengers at Copenhagen Airport last month. Photo: Niels Christian Vilmann/Ritzau Scanpix
Copenhagen Airport has responded to higher passenger traffic by increasing its Covid-19 testing capacity.

The in-airport test centre has seen the number of passenger requesting Covid-19 tests double over the last month, Danish broadcaster DR reports.

That appears to be closely related to the increase in traffic and passengers at the airport as the country gradually reopens its borders and allows tourism.

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Local public health authority Region Hovedstaden operates the tests, which are offered free of charge to all passengers arriving at the airport, regardless of nationality.

Specifically, the centre has increased capacity by expanding its opening hours from 6am to midnight, and boosted the number of testing stations from two to eight.

“That means we can offer many more arrivals the option of coming over and being swabbed for Covid-19,” Birgitte Rosenquist, manager of the test centre, told DR.

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After 200 people were tested at the airport last week, that total has already reached 900 this week, the broadcaster reports.

 

“All types of people are coming. Business travellers, families. The only requirement is to be 12 years of age or more,” Rosenquist said.

The test takes under two minutes to complete. Danish residents can check their test result on the sundhed.dk website within three days of the test. Foreign residents will be contacted if they test positive for Covid-19.


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