Guyana introducing COVID-19 home test

Testing sign at the Cheddi Jagan International Airport, Timehri (Photo via DPI)

(Department of Public Information Press Release) Guyana is now introducing the COVID-19 home test, and while some persons may choose this option to know their status, it is not enough to fulfill international travel requirements.

This was disclosed by Health Minister Dr. Frank Anthony during the daily Covid-19 update on Wednesday.

“Someone having a home kit and doing a test at home does not necessarily qualify or meet the requirements for travel. No country right now is accepting anybody who has tested themselves at home for travel and we are not changing our guidelines to accept that, Dr. Anthony said.

“Self-testing is a concept that you have in different countries, our travel requirements are very explicit, we are accepting an antigen test from a reputable institution where it’s done or a PCR test. There is something now called a rapid PCR and we are also accepting that, so any of these three tests we are accepting,” he added.

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