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Project News: ICMPD provides Ukrainian border guards with screening equipment in response to COVID-19

3 August 2020

stationary thermal fever screening system in trial mode in the ICMPD office in Kyiv

On 3 August 2020, ICMPD handed over two stationary thermal fever screening systems worth around EUR 30,000 to the State Border Guard Service of Ukraine (SBGS) working on the front-line of pandemic, processing travels to and from Ukraine.

The cameras provided to the SBGS will be installed at Boryspil Airport to help border guards in detecting passengers with fever-like symptoms ensuring minimal disruption in operations and decreasing the risk of cross-contamination, as they provide the possibility for instant contactless measurement of the travellers’ temperature at the distance. This is the second part of the COVID-19 related support provided to the beneficiaries of the EU-funded project “EU Support to Strengthening Integrated Border Management in Ukraine (EU4IBM)”.

Earlier, the ICMPD also delivered personal protective equipment, as well as non-contact infrared thermometers to the State Border Guard Service and the State Customs Service of Ukraine to ensure safe and continuous operations of both services while working with people and goods crossing the Ukrainian border.

Although the adaptive quarantine is still in place, Ukraine gradually opens its borders. In light of the resumption of the regular flights and ongoing vacation season, special measures controlling the travellers’ temperature are of extreme need and importance.

More information on the project can be found here.