Moscow Domodedovo Airport introduces thermal scanning cameras

(Photo: Moscow DME)

Moscow Domodedovo Airport (IATA: DME) has announced the introduction of thermal scanning cameras that perform temperature checks for domestic passengers.

The cameras have been installed in the airport’s domestic arrivals hall to detect any passengers which have a higher than normal body temperature.

The data captured by the cameras is channelled back to the airport medical facility in real-time mode, allowing airport staff to supervise the results on a 24/7 basis.

Domodedovo is also conducting contactless thermal checks upon everyone passing through its entry doors. Its cleaning routines have been intensified and all public spaces and vehicles are regularly disinfected.

The announcement coincided with a reminder from the Russian state airline, Aeroflot, that international passengers that must abide by the country’s COVID-19 requirements. Russia has removed the 14-day quarantine requirement for passengers arriving in the country via the series of international services that resume on August 1 having been suspended since April.

Russian citizens arriving in the country on regular or charter flights from countries to which flights have resumed, must complete a form on the public services website and then upload COVID-19 PCR-test results within three days of arrival. Passengers will also be required to complete an entry form during the flight.

Foreign citizens planning to fly into Russia, including transit passengers, are required to provide a negative COVID-19 PCR-test result in order to check in and board the flight. Travellers must be tested within 72 hours of the flight departure and will also be required to complete an entry form during the flight.

Aeroflot has said that it only accepts results from PCR-method COVID-19 tests. No other types, including antibody tests, will be accepted.

In Moscow, express PCR COVID-19 tests are available in Sheremetyevo (SVO) and Vnukovo (VKO) airports as well as in a number of state and private clinics.