Many countries have recently lifted the pre-departure testing requirement for international travelers. Do I need a COVID 19 Test now to travel Internationally?
International travelers going to the US will join other countries in no longer needing to show a negative test result before boarding a plane and entering the United States. This requirement has been installed since the early days on the pandemic and professionals in the travel and tourism industry have longed called for the removal of this requirement in hopes to increase travel. This change will bring many benefits socially, psychologically and economically, but it has the potential to bring some serious downsides as well through increased viral spread.
The downside ramifications means you can quite easily be sitting next to someone on a plane for 8 hours who has COVID 19 and either doesn’t know or has just chosen to be selfish and fly. Will you catch it? Quite likely you will if sitting in the near vicinity of an infected person and so will everyone sitting around that person.
Incidence of the Omicron variants has increased significantly over the last few weeks, and multiple mutations now appear to both last longer and be more transmissible, resulting in greater hospitalizations and more self-quarantining. Increased personal vigilance is called for when we see spikes like we are now experiencing in many parts of the country.
If your due to fly and your feeling fine and your airline and arrival country doesn’t require a test then there is no need to take one if you are fully vaccinated. However Travel plans can change and if you want total freedom of entry to any country or incase rules change last minute then taking a test gives you that protection. Testing is such a simple procedure and protects us all. Visit www.PCRTEST.sc for a quick COVID 19 travel test which is available at all hotels in Seychelles with Seychelles Medical Services.
Sadly get ready for COVID 19 to start spreading and mutating again. Not testing people before flying will cause this virus to start mutating and spreading and leaves us all very vulnerable.
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