The plane from Tunis arrived in Prague on Saturday at half past seven in the evening. About an hour later, GHC Genetics, which provides passenger testing at the airport, is asking foreign police to test covid for more passengers who have returned from Tunisia, the server said. Aktuálně.cz.
“We received word that people who arrived from Tunisia did not have valid tests, so we quickly moved four of our employees to the site. We are currently taking tests. We believe that we will be able to test them all by midnight, when we are finished, “said Michal Mikšík from the GHC Genetics branch in Ruzyně to the server around 10 pm.
He added that it is not overcome when the tests from abroad, which tourists prove themselves at Prague Airport, are invalid or falsified. Even the tourists themselves on the social network warn that this is not the first time. “It was not only our flight, but also the previous flight!” The passenger complained.
On Sunday, Foreign Minister Jakub Kulhánek stated in the program Partie on CNN Prima News that the ministry is already examining the whole situation. “It simply came to our notice then. If someone made a mistake, the consequences will be drawn from it, “the minister said in the program, adding that he is not happy about the situation. “But let’s not forget that covid has not disappeared, we must continue to adhere to security measures,” he added.
On the Facebook page We Love Tunisia, people also put pictures of them waiting at the airport. “Currently Prague Airport. All the people returning from Djerba are not wanted by the customs. It is said that we have bad and uncertified tests from BlueStyl. Everyone has been waiting here for a long time and they are upset, “one passenger wrote to the photo, where she is cramped at the tourist counters upon arrival.
The travel agency draws the consequences
The travel agency BlueStyle has already responded to the problem. “Our travel agency apologizes to all clients traveling on the QS2825 flight from Tunisia, who had to deal with a completely non-standard approach of Czech customs officers. We apologize for the delay at the airport, and at the same time we want to assure you that the tests performed before departure to the Czech Republic are in full compliance with current legislation, “we recommend.
He now finds out the details of the whole, in his words, incomprehensible events that are going to draw the appropriate consequences: “The clients affected by this delay will be contacted.”
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Customs officers denied that they would take action against the passengers. “The Customs Administration of the Czech Republic did not carry out any control activities at the airport in connection with the arrival of passengers from Tunisia,” said Hana Prudičová, a spokeswoman for the General Directorate of Customs.
Suspicion of false confirmations
The iDNES.cz editorial staff also addressed the airport itself regarding the events. “The tests are checked by the Aliens Police, please contact them. Prague Airport, together with the GHC, immediately increased the passenger capacity for passengers at the collection point, ”said Klára Divíšková, spokeswoman for Václav Havel Airport.
Police allegedly suspected false confirmation. “During the screening of passengers arriving from Tunisia, it was suspected that they had submitted a false confirmation of the PCR test result. Another investigation revealed that the travel agency has a Czech doctor in a Tunisian destination, who performs tests for COVID -19, “Renata Grecmanová told CNN Prima NEWS on behalf of the Foreign Police of the Czech Republic.
“According to the valid protection measure of the Ministry of Health, any person who has stayed for more than 12 hours in the last 14 days in the territory of states that are on the list of countries with a very high risk of COVID-19 must present on request at border or residence control another written confirmation from the accredited laboratory about the result of the antigen or PCR test, “added Grecmanová.