Pcr Test Center Opens At Narita Airport

PCR test center opens at Narita Airport

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.