The publication notes that the black market has developed amid the requirements of airlines to provide a certificate of the absence of coronavirus before the flight.
The British can do a free test only if they belong to the category of employees at risk. The rest of the passengers must go to private laboratories, where testing costs can go up to £ 150.
According to the newspaper, in the city of Bradford, some craftsmen charge £ 150 for a fake certificate for travelers for urgent production, and in Blackburn – £ 50.
At the same time, the cost of official testing at London Heathrow Airport is £ 80.
The most resourceful tourists found a way to get a negative test, not only without passing the test itself, but completely free of charge, as did a resident of Blackburn, who had to fly to Pakistan. He borrowed a negative test from a friend, changed his details to his own, and presented the document before the flight.
Both private travel agents and entire companies are ready to provide such a service to clients, even if the buyer has confirmed the coronavirus.
On October 13, Roszdravnadzor sealed a clinic in Moscow, where they illegally issued certificates of the absence of coronavirus among clients.
In early October, the authorities of the capital region warned residents against buying fake COVID-19 certificates. In particular, Moscow Mayor Sergei Sobyanin warned that a fake certificate is a waste of money, since “nobody needs it.”
All relevant information on the situation with the coronavirus is available on the websites stopcoronavirus.rf and access to all.rf, as well as by the hashtag #WeVeTogether. Coronavirus hotline: 8-800-2000-112.
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