Budapest, Hungary, 2020-Feb-04 — /Travel PR News/ — Based on the decision of the authorities, all passengers arriving with direct flights from China must have their body temperature checked at Budapest Airport, prior to entering the country. The first flight where passengers will be screened is the Air China service arriving from Beijing, via Minsk, at 18:50 on 31 January.
The checks are performed by staff from the medical service provider commissioned by Budapest Airport, under the supervision of the Airport Police Directorate. The medical checks will be implemented by means of taking the body temperature of passengers, similarly to the procedure already introduced in several other countries. In case body temperature exceeds a certain level, medical staff perform additional checks, and decide on the suspicion of infection accordingly.
Authority checks commence for passengers arriving from China
Based on this, passengers can then either continue their journey, or, in case the suspicion of infection arises, they are transported to one of the medical institutions prepared for this purpose.
Budapest Airport will do everything it can to provide for the seamless operation of the airport, even with these medical checks, introduced as an extraordinary measure. Budapest Airport is in possession of all equipment and materials required to perform its obligations under applicable regulations and to support the work of the authorities. The airport operator has significant stocks of the necessary protective gear (protective clothing, gloves, masks, plastic shoe covers, etc.) and of the equipment and materials required for disinfection. Appropriate isolation facilities are also available.
Budapest Airport will comply fully with authority requirements, and will support the work of the authorities with all means available.
The following direct flights are due to operate between Budapest and China during the coming days:
|DATE, PLANNED ARRIVAL||AIRLINE||CITY||FLIGHT NUMBER|
|2 February 2020, 5:00||Shanghai Airlines||Shanghai||FM 869|
|3 February 2020, 5:30||Hainan Airlines||Chongqing||HU 791|
|3 February 2020, 18:50||Air China||Beijing||CA 721|
|3 February 2020, 19:30||Shanghai Airlines||Xian||FM 809|
According to an announcement by Shanghai Airlines today, the Chengdu-Budapest flight will be suspended between 4 February and 28 March and the Xian-Budapest service between 6 February and 26 March.
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Source: Budapest Airport