One coronavirus case identified at Tallinn Airport on first day of testing

Coronavirus testing starts at Tallinn Airport.
Coronavirus testing starts at Tallinn Airport. Source: Siim Lõvi /ERR

One case of coronavirus was found during the first day of voluntary testing at Tallinn Airport and the Port of Tallinn on Tuesday.

In total, 1,400 people arrived at Tallinn Airport and 375 of them voluntarily undetook coronavirus test. One test was positive.

At the test points located in terminals A and D of the Port of Tallinn, 28 passengers gave a corona test, all tests turned out to be negative.

"The number of tests was so small because Finland is not yet in the list of "Red" countries. We tested transit passengers," member of the board of Medicum leading the work of the testing center, Tõnis Allik, said

People from countries with a high infection rate can be tested at the border, testing is voluntary and should help people return to work faster than the employer allows based on the test result.

Allik explained that passengers can get tested without registration.

"People are waiting in a first come first served queue and can get tested. Testing if free for Estonians. The person needs to have a personal identification code," Allik said.

People who don't have a personal identification code must pay €67.

There is no point in testing children at the border, because if they pass the test, they will still not be able to go to school, but will have to remain in isolation for two weeks.

People need to remain isolated until the results of their test have been announced.


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