Coronavirus : 556 passengers were tested on their arrival at Paris - Le Point

The first day of the entry into force of the screening of passengers from 16 countries considered to be at risk, where the coronavirus is circulating strongly,

Coronavirus : 556 passengers were tested on their arrival at Paris - Le Point

The first day of the entry into force of the screening of passengers from 16 countries considered to be at risk, where the coronavirus is circulating strongly, 556 travellers have had to submit to a test in Paris (2 672 passengers who arrived at Roissy and Orly), Saturday, 1 August, to know the ministry of the Interior. More exactly, the passengers from these countries, and older than 11 years of age, must present evidence of the outcome of a review of biological screening virological made less than 72 hours prior to the flight, not finding a contamination by the Covid-19. If this is not the case, they must be tested on site.

once the test is done, they need to leave their personal contact information and can continue their journey in France or in transit, explains the ministry of the Interior in a press release. Passengers are re-contacted by the health authorities in the event of a positive result and then enter into the follow-up of "Contact tracing".

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Three refusals in Lyon

The device in the parisian airports has mobilised 80 police officers to the border, five technicians of criminal research of the gendarmerie, 50 personal of the AP-HP and the ARS Ile-de-France, and nine firefighters. Furthermore, the controls carried out on all French airports, only three people have refused to be tested at Lyon Saint-Exupéry airport, according to the ministry of the Interior.

The 16 countries with high circulation of the virus are Kuwait, Bahrain, the united arab Emirates, the United States, Panama, South Africa, Algeria, Brazil, India, Israel, Madagascar, Oman, Peru, Qatar, Serbia and Turkey. The borders being closed with these countries, the measure is only "French citizens residing in these countries, or of the citizens of these countries who have a stable residence in France", as was stated by the prime minister Jean Castex.

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Updated Date: 01 August 2020, 18:33

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