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PCR certificate cost D3, 000 for intending travelers in Gambia



Dr. Samateh
Minister of Health

Intending traveller in The Gambia will pay D3, 000 for COVID 19 testing and certification affective 11th March, 2021.
“Since the reopening of airports and subsequent introduction of new protocols such as mandatory provision of negative COVID 19 viral test by travellers within three days of travel period, the cost of testing has exponentially been on increase. It thus, become(s) imperative to effect this payment scheme to help manage the cost efficiently,” Ministry of Health sated in a release on Monday evening.

The PCR test (polymerase chain reaction test) is a test to show whether or not one is infected with the Coronavirus . A throat and nasal swab taken by a doctor forms the basis of the PCR test. The collected material is analyzed in our laboratory. And it is either in a negative or positive result.

This test is widely used especially for travel. Most countries currently have entry restrictions as part of the Corona measures. A negative PCR test with a medical certificate is then necessary to be allowed to travel into the country and to avoid mandatory quarantine.

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