The President of the Cancun Hotel Association, Roberto Cintrón has a warning for Americans to not buy fake Covid-19 test results that are sold on the street. “There are not even tests, they are false results that have been created,” Cintrón told News Televisa Mexico.
Four people have been arrested by authorities that were selling fake Covid-19 results near the Cancun International Airport. Fake Tests have been selling for up to USD $40 for an antigen test and up to USD $140 for a PCR test result.
Americans currently require proof of a negative Covid-19 antigen test before boarding their flight home while most other international countries including Canada require the PCR test.
Tests are being sold for a higher prices than most clinics are charging and the majority of hotels and resorts are now providing the tests free of charge to their guests.
The state and local police are currently out enforcing Covid-19 prevention measures and are on the lookout for anyone selling fake Covid-19 test results.
How Do Americans Avoid Buying Fake Tests Results
Those selling fake covid-19 test results are very obvious. They work on the street or out of vans and will not actually test tourists who are purchasing results. All tourists should contact their hotel concierge to find out the options that are available for reliable and legal testing. Fake tests could cause travelers to be stopped at the airport and miss their flight home.
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