Apart from the Coronavirus Test Center and Laboratory at Antalya Airport, tests can now be performed in private hospitals and hotels.
Turkey’s top foreign tourists accommodated the city of Antalya, Fraport-TAV Antalya International Airport since March due to coronavirus outbreak Following the suspension of flights in both internal and external line 1 for domestic flights as of June, to the international flights on July 1 reopened. A Coronavirus Test Center and Laboratory was established at Antalya Airport by the Provincial Health Directorate for the decision to test or to apply a 14-day quarantine requirement on return to the citizens of some countries, especially Germany. The test center was put into service as of July 1. A coronavirus test was conducted on 65 thousand foreign tourists who went on vacation and returned.
TEST FEE 15 EURO
A test fee of 15 euros was determined for foreigners at the test center established at the Inbound Passenger Exit Gate of the Airport’s 1st International Terminal. The center has a daily capacity of 400-500 tests on an area of approximately 90 square meters and has 20 personnel consisting of physicians and healthcare professionals.
FRICTION SAMPLES CAN BE TAKEN AT HOTELS
Antalya Provincial Health Director Dr. Ünal Hılır announced that the number of tourists who had a coronavirus test in the period from July 1 until today has reached 65 thousand. Dr. Hilir noted that in addition to the Airport Test Center, swabs and samples can now be taken by medical teams at hotels and tested in the laboratories of private hospitals and public hospitals in their region.
TEST IS MADE IN 12 LABORATORIES
Stating that in regions such as Alanya, Side, Kemer and Belek, the health teams sent to hotels from 12 laboratories, 8 of which are private and 4 of which are public, can take swab samples from tourists. “Test results for international departure can be given in approximately 4-8 hours. All laboratories serve 24/7. Thus, the process has become even faster and there is no waiting. Swab samples taken in each region can be concluded in the laboratory in the region, “he said.
HIGH FEVER AT 600 TOURISTS
He also pointed out that when tourists come to Antalya from abroad, they are controlled by thermal cameras at Antalya Airport. Ünal Hulur said that people who had high fever in thermal cameras or had suspicious symptoms were also tested. Dr. Hilir stated that in the period from 1 July until today, high fever was detected in 600 people by thermal cameras and these people were tested.