Helsinki airport uses dogs to test travelers for coronavirus Specially trained dogs are able to detect coronavirus with great accuracy, almost a week before an infected person develops symptoms. Another way to access a coronavirus test is to contact the coronavirus helpline, tel. Photo: Matti Matikainen/Eyevine/Lehtikuva The response from arriving passengers has been good, says Aronkytö. News 3.8.2020 13:40 | updated 3.8.2020 15:29 Helsinki Airport opens coronavirus test point Voluntary testing of passengers for novel coronavirus began at Helsinki-Vantaa Airport on Monday. COVID-sniffing dogs test passengers at Helsinki airport October 28, 2020, 5:04 AM Researchers in Finland believe they may have a strategy to get people flying again: At one airport, dogs sniff passengers for signs of the coronavirus – and it looks … This method is the most accepted coronavirus test around the world. Travelers arriving at Helsinki’s airport are being offered a voluntary coronavirus test that takes 10 seconds with no uncomfortable nasal swab needed. Helsinki Airport introduced the COVID detection plan in a Saturday tweet, featuring a photo of a dog capable of detecting the coronavirus. 116 117, at other times. The point also provides COVID-19 test for passengers who report COVID-19 symptoms. pose in front of the canine-assisted Covid-19 testing station at Helsinki-Vantaa Airport. Updated: January 4, 2021 U.S. Citizen Travelers: Enroll for alerts at . Trainer Anette Kare and sniffer dog E.T. 09 310 10024 (7–16 on weekdays) and the Medical Helpline, tel. Dogs have been trained to detect the coronavirus from the test wipes given by the testperson. On Aug 3, the City of Vantaa opened a COVID-19 health information point at the Helsinki Airport to provide health counselling to arriving passengers. Terveystalo also offers IgM antibody testing through a blood sample that some countries require to … Covid-19 dogs started their work today at the Helsinki Airport at arrival hall 2B. Starting this weekend, the Helsinki-Vantaa airport will require all travellers arriving in the country who do not have sufficient evidence of a negative coronavirus test result to undergo screening.. Finnish law prohibits authorities from demanding certificates or documentation related to coronavirus tests from travellers coming into the country. The Finnish Institute for Health and Welfare reports that the epidemiological situation could worsen rapidly. PCR test from nose and throat used by Terveystalo meets the international quality standards. (14) The testing requirements were updated in October. And the test is done by a dog. Country-Specific Information: The number and incidence of new COVID-19 cases has increased in Finland.