Sunday, August 01, 2021

Pvt Covid testing begins at airport

Panaji: Covid-19 testing has commenced at Goa International Airport in a bid to offer passengers an added option to avail of RT-PCR and rapid antigen testing. The Airports Authority of India (AAI) has allocated space at the multi-level car parking facility for two private agencies to conduct testing.

Margao-based Victor Hospitals and Aarogyam labs have started offering testing facilities for arriving passengers.

The rapid antigen test is priced at Rs 250 and the report is issued within 20 minutes, benefiting passengers who may arrive at Goa International Airport without a Covid-19 negative certificate. Passengers who arrive or depart from the airport will not be able to avail of the RT-PCR testing.

The RT-PCR Covid-19 test, which takes 12 hours, is available for passengers who require RT-PCR negative reports for their return flights.

Sources said that the directorate of health services has asked AAI to set up testing facilities at the airport.

01/08/21 Times of India

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