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A Covid-19 testing primer for travelers

“It’s not surprising that there’s confusion about [Covid-19] tests and how they differ,” states a report from Mayo Clinic. 

Covid testing is growing in demand in Jalisco, with cases and deaths surging perhaps fourfold since just a few months ago and with the United States now joining Canada in requiring all incoming air travelers to show proof of a recent, negative test. The United States is accepting (and airlines are checking) documentation for two types of diagnostic tests—molecular/PCR or antigen—both of which include several sub-varieties and indicate active disease. Canada, in partial contrast, has required diagnostic tests for months, but accepts only those under the molecular/PCR banner, and not those in the antigen classification.

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