Argentine truckers stranded at Chilean border by slow COVID testing


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  • Sunday, 30 Jan 2022

Parked trucks are pictured during a protest against new Chilean entry protocols to the country, that demand all drivers test negative for coronavirus disease (COVID-19), at the Argentine border with Chile, in Uspallata, Mendoza, Argentina January 28, 2022. Picture taken with a drone. REUTERS/Maximiliano Rios

(Reuters) - Thousands of truck drivers from Argentina were stuck at the Chilean border on Saturday due to slow COVID-19 testing, as Chile faced its second transport delay crisis.

Since Jan. 21, more than 3,000 trucks have been stranded at the customs checkpoint of Cristo Redentor in Mendoza, according to the Argentinean Federation of Business Entities for Cargo Transport (FADEEAC).

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