18 Jun ESCLAPÉS E HIJOS, S.L. ENABLES A SPACE AT ALICANTE-ELCHE AIRPORT TO TEST INTERNATIONAL TOURISTS ANTIGENS
People arriving from at risk countries who cannot justify whether a PCR was made in the last 72 hours must undergo an antigen test at the premises built by the company
The measure requiring the accreditation of a negative PCR by persons from at-risk countries entered into force in the BOE on 11 November. From the 23rd of that month, Spanish airports prepared to apply for the PCR from travelers and tourists, and requires an antigen test to be taken by those who cannot provide a PCR test..
Since 2019,Alicante-Elche airport relies on Esclapés e Hijos, S.L. for its maintenance and minor works. On the occasion of the new health protocol approved last November, the airport instructed the construction company to prepare facilities for the medical control of international & domestic passengers.
The works consisted of the placement of four cubicles with four open entrances in the Arrivals area. For the construction of the cubicles, the construction company resorted to a partitioning system of plasterboard plates with a galvanized iron interior structure. In addition, it equipped the space with electrical installations for its optimal operation. While open, the cabins were designed with the aim of ensuring the privacy of travelers.
PREVIOUS WORK IN PANDEMIC
Prior to the assembly of the cabins, Esclapés e Hijos, S.L. carried out other works for the control and health safety of passengers.
The construction company placed distance markings inside the airport with duct tape and painted markings on the walkway connecting the terminal to the aircraft.
In order to avoid crowds of travelers and tourists, the company incorporated a stainless steel screen into the baggage claim carousel. Specifically, in the area that borders the luggage exit door.
COUNTERS WITH THERMAL IMAGING CAMERAS
Another measure was the installation of stainless steel frames on passenger and passenger reception counters for the incorporation of thermal imaging cameras. All passengers must go through this counter.