Tijuana airport will offer Covid-19 tests for travelers with flights to the US


As of Monday, those who travel to the US from Tijuana or Mexicali will find temporary laboratories to take the Covid-19 test

Given the provisions of the US government so that every passenger who enters its territory has a negative test for Covid-19 PCR or Antigen, the Pacific Airport Group (GAP) reported that it will facilitate the installation of temporary laboratories in each of the twelve airports that operate in the country, so that users who do not have a valid test from the American authorities can take the exam and travel safely to the neighboring country.

According to the ordinance of the Center for Control and Prevention (CDC, for its acronym in English) that takes effect on Tuesday, January 26, all passengers must undergo a COVID-19 detection test within 72 hours prior to boarding their flight to the United States and carry the results electronically or on paper to present them to the airline prior to the trip.

People who have tested positive for a viral test in the previous 90 days and have met the isolation criteria may travel by presenting proof of a positive viral test and an official letter from the health provider or a public health official authorizing them to travel .

Although these passengers will not be required to show a negative COVID-19 viral test, they must provide recovery documentation.

To provide a quality service to users, it has been agreed to facilitate the installation of laboratories in the facilities.

Thus, gradually, as of Monday, January 25, temporary modules for COVID-19 detection tests will be installed at the airports of Guadalajara, Tijuana, Los Cabos, Puerto Vallarta, Guanajuato, Hermosillo, Mexicali, Morelia, La Paz, Aguascalientes, Los Mochis and Manzanillo.

The cost of the Antigen test will be $ 450 pesos and the PCR $ 1,450 pesos, both prices will be applicable only to passengers on international flights.

GAP recommends arriving with enough time to take your flight and, if possible, complete the documentation and requirements to fly, as well as taking the test in the city’s laboratories. If the passenger wishes to take the test at the airport, they must add at least an additional hour to their travel itinerary to the time recommended by the airline.

In addition, GAP suggests that passengers consult with their airline the requirements requested by the United States government and learn about possible changes in their flight itinerary.

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