ISRAEL - 30-Second Baggage Disinfection

Arno Froese

Alongside the x-ray machines that scrutinize our luggage at every airport in the world, we may soon see machines that provide 99.99% disinfection from germs on carry-on and checked bags.

Israeli biohazard disinfection startup WarpUV plans to start delivering AirFort machines this year to help airports contain the spread of bacteria, spores and the viruses that cause the common cold, seasonal influenza, Covid-19 and viruses yet to come.

WarpUV’s AirFort technology was created in-house and tested in Tel Aviv University’s microbial pathogenesis laboratory headed by Prof. Anat Herskovits. She also serves as WarpUV’s head of microbiology.

It takes less than 30 seconds for AirFort’s proprietary 3D array of ultraviolet lights to disinfect surface contamination from carry-on and checked bags, personal items and oversized bags and parcels before they enter an airport concourse or the plane’s cargo hold.

“If you think about the multiple people who may touch the same pieces of luggage at an airport, just one infected worker or passenger who handled that bag could spread a virus far and wide,” Fischer tells ISRAEL21c.

The European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) and the International Air Transport Association (IATA) have also classified these items as a risk of contamination, and not only related to Covid-19.

“The AirFort devices are designed to meet airports’ passenger flow—inbound and outbound—so we expect there will be a need for at least double the number of x-ray machines in airports,” Fischer says., 22 March 2021

Arno's Commentary

Science will overcome Covid-19. Based on history, science will also overcome the next pandemic. 

What becomes clearer with each new report relating to global health is the target; namely, global unity. Technology and science are making it possible. These tools are at the forefront in keeping the global economy functioning.

What is the future? More technology, more scientific advances, which will lead to a peaceful global society. That, however, is the greatest danger for the Church. While we are in this world, we are not of this world. We may make use of all that is being invented, produced, and offered to society. But our goal is different: not a better world, a new one. The old one has no future; the new one does, as documented in 2 Peter 3:13: “Nevertheless we, according to his promise, look for new heavens and a new earth, wherein dwelleth righteousness.”

Arno Froese is the executive director of Midnight Call Ministries and editor-in-chief of the acclaimed prophetic magazines Midnight Call and News From Israel. He has authored a number of well-received books, and has sponsored many prophecy conferences in the U.S., Canada, and Israel. His extensive travels have contributed to his keen insight into Bible prophecy, as he sees it from an international perspective.

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