Sheremetyevo to close Terminal D

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Moscow’s Sheremetyevo Airport has temporarily closed its Terminal D following an order from the Government of the Russian Federation to end regular and charter flights to overseas airports.

Sheremetyevo will continue to accept passenger flights transporting Russian citizens to the Russian Federation, as well as international flights specifically approved for operation by the government. Remaining international arrivals and departures scheduled for Terminal D will be transferred to Terminal F, while domestic flights scheduled for Terminal D will be transferred to Terminal B.

All passengers arriving in Terminal F will undergo a three-part medical check. Preventive measures begin on the aircraft, where the condition of passengers is monitored by employees of the sanitary and quarantine station of Rospotrebnadzor (Federal Service for Supervision of Consumer Rights Protection and Human Welfare) using portable thermo-vision cameras. Thermo-vision cameras are in place at the exit from the Terminal F boarding ramps. Final verification, interviews of passengers and sampling of biomaterials for analysis is then carried out in the baggage claim area by employees of the Moscow Department of Health, the Ministry of Health for Moscow Region, and Rospotrebnadzor.

If an infectious disease is suspected, the passenger is immediately transferred to the isolation ward in the health center of Terminal F and then hospitalized at an infectious diseases hospital.

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