Checks passengers' health status and provides sound advice
Location: Estonia, Tallin
“Facts, not fear, help people protect themselves”
The reopening of ports and airports must be managed carefully to prevent a second wave of COVID-19 from spreading. In Tallinn, volunteers of the Estonian Red Cross have been lending a helping hand. Gunnar is one of these volunteers. “My role is to ensure that all arriving passengers are well informed and know how to apply the necessary precautions to prevent the virus from spreading. We check passengers’ health, take their temperature and provide basic guidance,” he explains. Red Cross volunteers like Gunnar play an important role in efforts against this outbreak. They educate the public, share prevention information, help prevent misinformation, and control rumours and panic. Tallinn is just one example of many cities across Europe taking on similar initiatives. Parliament is calling for a swift and full re-opening of EU borders without any discrimination based on nationality to ensure the EU’s economic recovery after the Covid-19 pandemic. Discover more here.