It is a way of support for passengers arriving or traveling to the United States and Canada
Sinaloa.- As of Tuesday, January 26, the Centro Norte Airport Group, OMA, will begin to apply COVID-19 tests at the international airports of Mazatlán and Culiacán to passengers traveling to the United States and Canada and The same will be done in their facilities that have such routes.
The Secretary of Tourism Óscar Pérez Barrios, highlighted the importance of this program, in which all those tourists who come to Culiacán, Mazatlán, or any part of Sinaloa on international flights, will have to take a test to return to the United States or Canada COVID-19 and as a way of support, OMA will carry out the tests, according to the program they already have established.
In the Sectur we are working with OMA, hotel associations, and our international business partners so that this is not a limitation for not traveling, obviously, it comes hand in hand with a promotional campaign, which we are already working with them, taking into account that our obligation is to inform all tourists, citizens, who are going to travel to those places or who come from there, that they know the health requirements that exist now, he said.
The head of the Sectur took the opportunity to announce that as of March 6, American Airlines will have a direct flight from Phoenix, Arizona to this city.
For his part, the director of the Culiacán Airport José Luis Villanueva mentioned that OMA’s interest is to make it easier for passengers to have what they need to fly to the United States and Canada, stating that they have to have a negative COVID-19 test, with a maximum periodicity of 72 hours that it has been carried out.
To do this, he said, if it was not done before boarding the flight, the service will be approached for it and in a period of 15 to 30 minutes the result will be given to you by means of a printed document or electronically, to verify before the airline the result of your examination.
The Secretary of Tourism took the opportunity to send a greeting to the General Director of OMA Ricardo Dueñas who assured that eleven of the 17 airports will implement these measures.
The modules to be used will be in the terminal buildings so that travelers are cared for and thus can comply with the notice imposed by the governments of the countries in question for those who are going to visit them.
The other airports where they will be available starting next Tuesday are: Acapulco, Chihuahua, Durango, Monterrey, San Luis Potosí, Tampico, Torreón, Zacatecas and Zihuatanejo.
It was also announced that the tests will be available to the general population, even if they do not have an upcoming flight.
The attention modules will offer their service, according to the international operations of each airport.