Castro Marim Mayor wants passengers arriving at Faro Airport to be tested for Covid-19

Castro Marim Mayor Francisco Amaral, who is also a doctor, is urging the government to test all passengers arriving at Faro Airport for Covid-19 or request proof of having tested negative recently.

Amaral fears that arriving holidaymakers could bring the virus into the country, leading to an “uncontrollable and even chaotic” spread of Covid-19 in a region where the situation is “stable and under control”.

The mayor warns of the devastating effect this could have on people’s health as well as the region’s “already depleted economy”.

michael.bruxo@algarveresident.com