More than two thousand passengers refused to be tested at the airport


NThe ‘webinar‘ “A pandemic gives covid-19 and internal security “, organized by PSP, a deputy director gives direction Lisbon borders SEF, Maria José Ribeiro, said that this security service controlled, until 30 September, about 86,000 passengers, 6,479 of whom did not carry the diagnostic test on arrival and 2,159 refused to perform the test at the airport.

From 15 July that passengers on flights originating in countries considered to be at epidemiological risk are required to present, upon arrival, proof of infection by SARSCoV-2 with negative result, carried out in the 72 hours prior to the moment of departure.

THE SEF is the entity that at the airports supervises the presentation of proof of the test.

A inspector of this security service explained that passengers who refuse to take the test at the airport have 48 hours to do it and cannot be absent from home until the result is known.

“They are notified to perform the test within 48 hours, this communication being effected to the authorities of area residence “, he stressed.

Airlines that carry passengers without proof of diagnostic testing at the covid-19 can be fined, and compliance with these obligations is monitored by the National Civil Aviation Authority (ANAC).

A pandemic of covid-19 has already caused more than one million and fifty-one thousand deaths and more than 35.8 million cases of infection around the world, according to a report made by the French agency AFP.

In Portugal, 2,040 people died from 81,256 cases of infection confirmed, according to the most recent Direction-General Health.

The disease is transmitted by a new coronavirus detected not end of December, in Wuhan, a city in central China.

After Europe succeeded China as the center of pandemic in February, the American continent is now the one with the most confirmed cases and the most deaths.

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