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Coronavirus: Budapest Airport Screening Arrivals on Flights from Seoul

MTI-Hungary Today 2020.02.26.

Liszt Ferenc International operator Budapest Airport has said it will start screening passengers arriving on direct flights from Seoul for fever as a preventive measure against coronavirus.

The first flight whose passengers will be screened is scheduled to arrive in Budapest at 12.20pm on Wednesday, Budapest Airport said in a statement.

The three weekly direct flights from the South Korean capital are operated by Polish state airline LOT, it noted.

Budapest Airport has been checking the temperatures of passengers of all flights from China since Jan. 31 and those of passengers arriving from Italy since Feb. 23, the statement said.

So far, 2,676 passengers and 209 crew members have been screened, it added.

In the featured photo illustration: South Korean passengers arriving back to the country after Israel denied their entrance. Photo by MTI/AP/Ahn Jung Dzsun