Fraud, airport delays spur move for secure COVID-19 test document

By Allison Lampert and Jamie Freed (Reuters) – At one of the world’s busiest airports, immigration officials are uncovering fake COVID-19 test results daily by checking the required documentation for misplaced letters and errant vowels. “Normally the way this type of counterfeit is spotted is an obvious spelling error,” said Lucy Moreton, an official with the Immigration Services Union (ISU), which represents border officials at London’s Heathrow Airport. With global vaccination programs still in early stages, a “negative” COVID-19 test from a local lab is now often necessary for plane travel …

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