The deputy chief of police hopes that this change will improve sampling. However, with the increased influx of tourists, the question is how long will it take for the new facility to cope with the number of test subjects as well.
Previously, sampling and collection of certificates took place at two different locations in the middle of the terminal. Now, however, passengers present their vaccination and PCR certificates in the arrivals hall – and are then directed to collect the sample in a specially equipped container outside the airport. Arngrímur Guðmundsson, deputy chief of police at Keflavík Airport, says the new facility is working very well.
“The point is, we reached a point where we moved to another place in the building, we had about nine workstations there, but eighteen workstations were opened here, so this has greatly increased the number and will improve operations.” added.
Arngrímur expects changes to the screening system in mid-June.
“We hope this will increase our capacity by half, but at the same time the number of passengers is increasing enormously. So there is a question when this object will cease to cope as well. “
“There are always tourists who come to the country without the proper documents and permits I mentioned earlier, and we have to send them back home. There are not many of these people, but there will always be someone who is not fully acquainted with what conditions must be met to travel to Iceland and what documents should be taken with you.
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