PCR test center opens at Narita Airport
NHK -- Nov 03
A PCR testing center has opened at Narita Airport near Tokyo for passengers who need proof of a negative coronavirus test result before traveling overseas.

The operator of Narita Airport says it's the first such on-the-spot facility at an airport in Japan.

The airport operator set up the center with the Nippon Medical School Foundation and showed it to the media on Monday.

The move comes as restrictions on international travel are gradually being eased, and more countries and regions are expected to ask for such test results.

The center is open around the clock and can carry out about 700 PCR tests per day. About 30 doctors and nurses will work there in shifts.

Travelers will not need to make an appointment for a test. The center says it hopes to provide certified test results in two hours at the end of this month.

It says it has 11 reservations for Monday.

A 45-year-old company employee says the service will be convenient as people can get quick results without visiting a hospital.

An executive of the Nippon Medical School Foundation, Kumita Shinichiro, said the center will add more equipment if the number of test-takers rises.

成田空港にPCR検査の受け付けから陰性証明書の発行まで最短2時間でできる施設が開設されました。  成田空港の第1と第2ターミナルに開設された「PCRセンター」には、検体を採取したり問診を受けたりするスペースがあります。海外への渡航には新型コロナウイルスの陰性証明書が必要ですが、センターが本格運用される来月からは受け付けから陰性証明書の発行まで最短で2時間でできるようになります。24時間営業で急な海外出張などにも対応でき、予約をしていなくても検査が受けられます。費用は3万9800円からで、受け付けから証明書の発行まで日本医科大学が行います。こうした施設は国内の空港では初めてです。
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