Covid-19: antigenic tests in French airports

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Published on 05/11/20 - Updated on 17/03/22

Tests antigéniques

From November 7, mandatory antigenic tests will be carried out in French airports for passengers arriving from abroad, with the exception of those arriving from European countries.

Confirmed Monday by the French Minister of Ecological Transition Barbara Pompili, the rapid tests will be deployed in French airports. 

We will implement from November 7 in airports a mandatory antigenic test for passengers coming from all countries in the world, except European states.
Travellers will be tested on arrival and will have their results a few tens of minutes later, unless they have a PCR test less than 72 hours before departure.

specified the minister.

Antigenic tests, which are less efficient than current PCR tests, do not require laboratory analysis, and the result can be known in 10 to 30 minutes.

The airports of Marseille Provence and Nice Côte d'Azur have already set up these tests. Since October 22nd, at Marseille-Provence airport and at Nice airport since October 30th, arriving and departing passengers, if they wish, can do the antigenic test free of charge, upon presentation of their boarding pass. 

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