Sunday, October 25, 2020

Delhi airport begins COVID-19 testing for international departures

New Delhi:  International passengers taking their flights from the Delhi airport can now get themselves tested for Covid-19 right before their departure, said Genestrings Diagnostic Center which operates the testing lab at the airport, on Saturday. 

The Covid-19 testing facility, which started operating on September 12 at the Delhi airport, was available only for arrival passengers till date. “The facility has now been extended to air travellers leaving India for other countries.

Notably, international travel rules require passengers travelling from one country to another to produce Covid negative reports,” said a press release by Genestrings.  The lab uses RT-PCR tests and provides reports within 4-6 hours.

It means that travellers should arrive at airport 7-8 hours before their flight to take the test, the press release noted. “The test is available 24/7 and is priced at Rs 2.400 as mandated by the Delhi government,” the release said.     

25/05/20 New Indian Express

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