New Delhi, September 12
Delhi airport on Saturday began its on-arrival COVID-19 testing facility whereby a world passenger pays Rs 5,000 to avail a RT-PCR take a look at and likewise use the ready lounge, stated senior officers of its operator DIAL.
The Civil Aviation Ministry had on September 2 stated worldwide passengers, who must take connecting home flights after touchdown in India, can have the choice of getting themselves examined for COVID-19 on the entry airports.
Passengers who go for the take a look at should wait in a specified lounge within the airport or a delegated resort within the metropolis until their outcomes come, the ministry famous. If discovered unfavourable, they are going to be exempted from necessary institutional quarantine and might take the connecting flight.
“The COVID-19 test at the airport will cost Rs 2,400. The waiting lounge charges are Rs 2,600,” stated an official of the Delhi International Airport Limited (DIAL).
Results of the RT-PCR take a look at will likely be declared inside 4-6 hours after amassing the pattern, the official famous.
Currently, the desired ready lounge established on the Delhi airport has a capability to deal with 100 passengers at a time, stated one other DIAL official. All seats have been organized within the ready lounge preserving in thoughts the social distancing standards.
“This capacity can easily be expanded whenever the number of arriving international passengers rise,” the official acknowledged.
Currently, the Delhi airport handles 7,000-8,000 arriving worldwide passengers per day, the official famous.
The DIAL began the COVID-19 testing facility on Saturday on the multi-level automobile parking space of Terminal three in collaboration with Genestrings Diagnostic Centre.
In a press release, the DIAL stated passengers should present their title, contact particulars and legitimate id proof of their on-line utility for the COVID-19 take a look at on the Delhi airport.
“They will also have an option to modify the slot in case they are not able to reach at the scheduled appointment time. Besides, passengers belonging to the same family can book a single slot all together online,” the press launch acknowledged.
As per the federal government guidelines, all arriving worldwide passengers must endure necessary seven-day institutional quarantine adopted by seven-day house quarantine.
However, if an arriving worldwide passenger has a COVID-negative certificates from a RT-PCR take a look at achieved 96 hours previous to the journey, she or he is exempted from necessary institutional quarantine.
In case an arriving worldwide passenger — who has to take a connecting home flight — doesn’t have such a COVID-negative certificates, she or he has the choice of getting himself or herself examined on the COVID-19 testing facility of the entry airport. If the result’s unfavourable, the passenger will likely be allowed to go and board his or her connecting home flight.
Scheduled worldwide flights have been suspended in India since March 23 as a result of coronavirus-triggered lockdown.
However, particular worldwide passenger flights have been working in India underneath Vande Bharat Mission since May and underneath bilateral air bubble preparations fashioned between India and different international locations since July. — PTI