Cheaper PCR-based tests for flights become available in Nur-Sultan
Authorities expanded the list of places where people can get tested for coronavirus in Nur-Sultan in order to be allowed to board a domestic flight. According to the website of the Mayor’s Office of Nur-Sultan, the price for the PCR-based COVID-19 test is 10,000 Tenge (US$24), which is almost half of the price that is in private clinics.
The Mayor’s Office also published the list of places on its official website, where residents can undergo the PCR-based test in the Kazakh capital at a cheaper price:
at the Head Office of the National Scientific Medical Center;
at the Pediatric Cardiac Surgery Department of the National Scientific Medical Center;
at the Nur-Sultan branch of the National Centre of Expertise residents can get tested for COVID-19 for 11,500 Tenge (US$27);
Residents must make an appointment for a test in advance.
According to the new rules during the state of emergency and coronavirus quarantine measures in Kazakhstan, all flight passengers must have a certificate of a PCR-based (polymerase chain reaction) test for coronavirus with a negative result. The certificate is valid for seven days. After the expiration date, residents will have to undergo a COVID-19 test again.
Currently, the domestic flights are carried out in compliance with enhanced sanitary standards. The airlines admit fewer passengers to the board. The passengers sit far from each other in the cabin.