COVID-19 testing now available to the travelling public at the Greater Moncton Roméo LeBlanc International Airport (YQM)
GREATER MONCTON, NB – Starting June 16th, COVID-19 testing services will now be available to air travelers at the Greater Moncton Roméo LeBlanc International Airport.
The Greater Moncton International Airport Authority Inc. (GMIAA) is pleased to today welcome Distribution Ad Valorem as a new tenant undertaking a pilot project at the airport.
“Ad Valorem is excited to have this opportunity to work with the Greater Moncton International Airport Authority. We are proud to launch our unique service to air travellers today with our New Brunswick partner Soins PROXYMA Care. Many countries, in their efforts to fight the pandemic, have put in place requirements for arriving travellers, some components of which may be a requirement to obtain specific testing within specific timeframes. This pilot project is aimed at assisting YQM to support its clients’ travel needs”, states Distribution Ad Valorem’s President Marie-Pierre Beaubien.
Distribution Ad Valorem and Soins PROXYMA Care will offer three COVID-19 screening services, including the rapid antigen detection test, the molecular rapid detection test (NAAT) and the PCR test. The results of the rapid tests are obtained in 15 minutes and the results of the PCR test may take between 24 and 48 hours. The cost of the screening service ranges from $149 to $299 (plus HST). The service includes a certificate of attestation of results.
The screening center will be open Monday to Friday from 5 a.m. to 10 a.m. and from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. as of the launch of this program. Additional time slots will be added in the coming days. The pilot project, initially lasting 12 weeks, could be extended subject to the client demand. “The goal is to provide travelers with a fast and efficient full service directly at the airport, ensuring they meet national and international COVID-19 testing requirements. Services are offered both on departure and arrival. Travelers can be tested in the hours before their flight – the same day or 48 to 72 hours before their trip, depending on the test chosen”, states Annie Francoeur, CEO of PROXYMA Care.
“Distribution Ad Valorem is a new tenant at YQM and we welcome their presence to assist the traveling public in meeting the regulatory requirements of the destinations they may be traveling to in regards to being able to provide proof of a negative COVID test. This may become even more critical in the next few weeks as the Province of NB eases travel restrictions within Atlantic Canada, the rest of Canada, and Internationally.”, states Bernard LeBlanc GMIAA President and CEO.
Individuals planning to travel to the USA need to get tested no more than 3 days before travelling by air and show negative COVID testing results to the airline prior to boarding their flight, or be prepared to show documentation of recovery (proof of a recent positive viral test and a letter from their healthcare provider or a public health official stating that one is cleared to travel). Without such information travelers could be denied boarding. Rules vary by jurisdiction.
The testing facility is conveniently located just prior to clearing security and accessing the departure gates at YQM. This service is not an airport or provincial government provided service but rather one offered by an independent 3rd party. Anyone interested in procuring such testing services can book online at www.testcovidentreprise.com.
About Greater Moncton Roméo LeBlanc International Airport (YQM)
YQM is a progressive airport and the leading airport in the central Maritimes. 24/7/365 – everyone associated with the airport strives to provide superior air service to passengers travelling all over the world and to the global cargo industry -safe, convenient, efficient, bilingual and businesslike.
YQM also strives to maximize its contribution to local and regional economic and community development – it currently drives over $665 million of economic activity annually, making it one of the top private-sector economic contributors to New Brunswick’s economy.
Your economy. Your airport.
About Distribution Ad Valorem
Distribution Ad Valorem, a division of China Vision Inc., is a company working in the field of supply of medical instruments. It is distinguished by its personalized and privileged relations with its suppliers and partners.
The Soins PROXYMA Care Clinic is proud to be part of the COVID-19 screening pilot project at the Greater Moncton Roméo LeBlanc International Airport. The administration of the tests and the management of the results is carried out by this company specializing in private medicine, which offers screening test administration services by health professionals with the necessary authorizations.
For safe travel resumption.
Anyone require additional information or would like to book an appointment at the airport can contact Proxyma Care directly at (506) 382-9120.
Annie Francoeur, President and CEO
Soins PROXYMA Care
Marie-Pierre Beaubien, President
Distribution Ad Valorem