Laboratories for Covid-19 tests are removed from 12 airports in Mexico; Sinaloa and Jalisco among them

Guadalajara Jalisco. – After the United States eliminated the obligation to present a negative test from Coronavirus disease-19 (Covid-19), to enter its territory, the laboratory that performed it in Sinaloa, Jalisco, Aguascalientes, Baja California, Michoacán, among others, eliminated the service.

By way of context, it was in January 2021, when the North American administration ordered the obligation to present an antigen test to guarantee that the SARS-CoV-2 virus responsible for the respiratory disease was not present.

However, as of June 12, the Center for Control and Prevention (CDC) eliminated the obligation established from the January 26, 2021for which since then no person has the obligation to present the test carried out 72 hours before.

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Since January last year, it was the company Polanco Medical Laboratory which was appointed by the Grupo Aeroportuario del Pacífico (GAP), to provide the service to users in more than 12 air terminals in which it operates in Mexico.

This is how, after the lifting of the obligation, the number of antigen tests decreased considerably, for which the test concessionaires made the decision to withdraw their mobile laboratories from the air terminals.

With this, the airports of Guadalajara and Puerto Vallarta in Jalisco; Los Cabos San Lucas and La Paz in Baja California Sur; Tijuana and Mexicali, Baja California; Hermosillo, Sonora, Morelia, Michoacan, Los Mochis, Sinaloa and Manzanillo, ColimaThey will no longer have this service.

After having completed this service, it is reported that since its opening and until the end of May, a total of 915 thousand 653 tests were carried out, of which 29 thousand 204 were PCR and 886 thousand 449 of Antigens.

GAP suggests that passengers check with their airline the requirements requested by the country to which they wish to travel and follow the instructions of biosecurity required at air terminals.

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