A year in prison and a fine, that's how much a man who wanted to travel from Brussels received a fake PCR test!

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A court in Brussels sentenced a man to one year in prison and a fine of 4.000 euros for trying to take a plane with a fake PCR test.

On May 7, a man arrived at Brussels airport with the results of a PCR test that showed negative results for coronavirus. When an officer checked at the laboratory that he had taken the test, it turned out that the references were false, and the man confessed that he bought the forged certificate for 30 euros.

The prosecutor's office proposed an amicable settlement of 750 euros, but the man refused. He was sent to trial and sentenced to 1 year in prison and a fine of 4.000 euros.

The Court stated in its verdict that " The person in question showed an antisocial and dangerous attitude. It also endangers the health and safety of his colleagues”. Between April 19 and June 11, 2021, 576 people were caught using fake PCR tests at the airport.

In the future, you better take the test and get rid of it cheaper. In order to avoid falsification of certificates, the new digital certificate COVID-19 has been adopted at European level. No wonder some documents are accepted in electronic format, not printed.

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