Covid-19 test station open at Gardemoen

Opening of a new test center for coronavirus at Oslo Airport GardermoenJessheim.Opening of a new test center for coronavirus at Oslo Airport Gardermoen.Photo : Fredrik Hagen / NTB scanpix

The test station for Covid-19 was opened at the Oslo Airport Gardemoen on Thursday. The goal is to test 80 every hour, around the clock, says the Municipal Chief at UIllensaker.

The Oslo Airport Gardemoen is located in Ullensaker Municipality, and the Municipality is thus responsible for infections at the airport. After receiving a request from the Norwegian Directorate of Health this week, the municipality, in collaboration with Avinor, has set up a testing station. 

-”Test stations have been opened at several airports recently. It has understandably been impatience among the public that it should also be possible for travelers from abroad to be tested for Corona at the country’s main airport.”, said Mayor Eyvind J. Schumacher (AP) at Ullensaker Municipality. 

-”To prioritize red countries”

Avinor is responsible for the premises and infrastructure of the baggage hall for foreign countries. Visitors from abroad will be offered a test, if they wish. 

-”In the event of a large influx, the health personnel will, in accordance with current guidelines from FHI, prioritize those who came from red countries, have had close contact with a confirmed infected person and/or have the typical symptoms of Covid-19.”, the municipality writes in a press release. 

Will test 80 per hour

Tom Sundar, who is the acting Municipal Chief Physician at Ullensaker, admits that it is difficult to estimate exactly how many of the travellers will take the offer. 

-”The goal is to test up to 80 people per hour, around the clock. If the demand is large, we will consider increasing the testing capacity and staffing.”, Sundar says. 

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2 Comments on "Covid-19 test station open at Gardemoen"

  1. More useful in fighting virus if incoming passengers are allowed to disembark directly at gates instead of being crammed into a single bus to be driven to the gate.

  2. How much the travelers needs to pay for the test if they wish to take it?

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