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Leading British clinic opens 'fit-to-fly' Covid-testing centre on Costa del Sol
21 January 2021 @ 12:33

GETTING a Covid test approved for cross-border travel has now become easier for residents on and visitors to the Costa del Sol – a well-known UK-based medical firm has just opened a test centre in Marbella.

Having a rapid-results travel-approved Covid test to allow air passengers to enter countries has just become easier on Spain's south coast (photo: DAM Health Group UK)

Most countries now require sight of a negative Covid test result before allowing travellers from abroad past the border – in fact, airlines are now typically asking to see it at check-in and at the boarding gates, blocking passengers without one from even going through to departures.

Earlier this month, over 100 passengers bound for Italy from the UK's London Stansted airport were grounded when, at check-in, they were found not to have taken a Covid test, erroneously believing that as either residents in Italy or Italian citizens, this was not required – as a result, they had to be tested at the on-site departures clinic at Stansted airport, one of several in the country including at Heathrow and Manchester, rebook their flights for the following day and find a hotel for the night.

And only 'official' tests are valid for travel, since they need to be accompanied with a 'fit-to-fly' certificate giving the passenger's passport number or national ID card number where they use the latter as identification for their flight.



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