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Smoking in Vnukovo Airport
August 24, 2018 00:21


(Source: http://www.ansar.ru/health/2015/4/17/58898)
The law banning smoking in public places, adopted by the deputies of the State Duma in June 2013,  put many airport passengers in a difficult situation. Operating rooms for smoking in all Russian terminals were closed, so the smoking category of citizens should always check smoking rules before going to airports. In this article you will find where it is allowed to smoke in the Vnukovo airport.

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The decision entered into force in the summer of 2013, it prohibits smoking in all public places like:
  • public services;
  • all kinds of educational institutions;
  • hospitals, medical institutions;
  • stadiums, beaches, playgrounds, hotels;
  • trains, airplanes, ships, public transport;
  • railway stations, airports.
Also, a ban on advertising tobacco products in all media and advertising campaigns was introduced.

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Smoking rooms in Vnukovo

Vnukovo International airport (IATA code VKO) is the oldest one in Moscow. It is situated 28 km westwards from the centre of Moscow, so it is the nearest one to the city, moreover, it it very easy to get. Three highways, Aeroexpress high-speed train, buses and shuttles are at your service. 
 
Until 2010, the place for smoking at the Vnukovo airport was in  two rooms inside the terminal building.
 


Near the gates 24 and 31 the administration made 2 smoking rooms equipped according to all requirements of sanitary norms with modern ventilation. Later similar zones were placed throughout the terminal. But due to the entry into force of the anti-tobacco law, these premises were closed.

Smoking Zones in Vnukovo now


Now smoking is allowed  at a distance of not less than 15 meters from the building   of the airport. Throughout the terminal there are signs indicating  the location of smoking zones, as well as  forbidding the use of tobacco products in unauthorized places.

To date, the administration is in favor of returning smoking rooms to the airport.
 
According to the director, the law does not currently work as expected, but only leads to constant conflicts between passengers. Smokers complain about the lack of organized space on the territory and often violate the prohibitions inside toilet rooms and other spaces. 



How to get to Vnukovo Airport - Book Transfer Online
 
One of the best ways is to book a transfer to Vnukovo airport online in advance, when you have time to choose the right taxi-company providing English-speaking drivers. You can catch a taxi upon your arrival right at the airport, but you should always beware of riding an unlicensed taxi. Remember, that riding an unlicensed taxi may be dangerous, besides, the prices asked before and after the ride may vary greatly. Booking a transfer to Vnukovo Airport  online is especially convenient if you have a late flight, as you may feel sure you'll not get stuck in a traffic jam at night. 

Russia-IC recommends Kiwi transfer service to Vnukovo and transfers from/to the airport. Here you can make a booking to Vnukovo airport and choose the car you like including the class of the car, standard or business. All cars are equipped with GPS, and are constantly checked, all drivers are licensed. Most cars are equipped with terminals, so you can pay taxi with credit card (American Express, Visa, Master Card etc.)
 

 




Author: Anna Dorozhkina

Tags: Vnukovo airport Moscow Smoking in Russia   

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