The AICM will provide passengers with COVID-19 tests

The AICM will provide passengers with COVID-19 tests

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MEXICO CITY – The Ministry of Communications and Transportation (SCT) installed a COVID-19 testing laboratory at the Mexico City International Airport (AICM), in support of passengers and crews of international flights.

The laboratory, located between gates 3 and 4 of Terminal 1, will offer Antigen tests at a price of US$33.6 and with results ready in 15 minutes, in addition to PCR tests, priced at US$123.5 and with results available within a 24 hour-period.

As part of this measure, the AICM will make available to passengers who undergo screening tests, transfers between terminals 1 and 2 through the Aerotrén service as of 04:00 hours.

The SCT reported that private laboratories will be installed in the next few days, once they are certified by the Federal Commission for Protection against Sanitary Risks. Prices will be determined by each laboratory.

Likewise all passengers flying to the United States must present a negative COVID-19 test carried out maximum 72 hours before the start of the trip. The test will be collected by the airlines, which will deny the boarding to anyone who does not deliver their results.

In order to lessen the effects of the Coronavirus, the administration of the new president of the U.S. Joe Biden, is asking passengers to carry out a quarantine once they arrive in the country, something that was previously only a recommendation, but which will now be mandatory. In addition, it will be mandatory to wear face masks, especially inside official buildings, where workers who do not comply with the measures "could be fired,".

The plan, which was created to counteract Trump's "failure" to deal with the pandemic, also constitutes joining efforts to keep workers protected against the virus, as well as making more supplies for vaccination, tests and equipment. Biden pointed out in previous days that the scientific community will have "freedom" to act in their investigations against COVID-19 without political interference.

Source: A21