With COVID-19 cases rising in India, many places have started re-issuing guidelines for incoming travellers. Some places are also mandating RT-PCR tests. Taking COVID tests and collecting reports before flights is often a difficulty, especially when there is limited time. To make things easy for the passengers, the second-largest carrier of India, SpiceJet is offering RT-PCR COVID-tests at just ₹299. For flyers of other airlines, it is offering tests at ₹499. Also, the airline aims to deliver quicker test results. Read on to know more.
Avoid waiting at the airport for your mandatory COVID-19 RT-PCR test. Get it done before you travel, from SpiceHealth, the lab that ICMR & NABL trust, for as low as Rs.299 for SpiceJet flyers and Rs.499 for flyers of other airlines. To book a test, go to https://t.co/SV9yAXLAeW. pic.twitter.com/HXbEUX8U5z
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The Airline Has Set Up Mobile-Testing Facilities Too
SpiceJet is now offering RT-PCR testing facilities to its passengers at just ₹299 through the SpiceHeath initiative. Passengers can get their tests done from the SpiceHeath labs. The collection centres and labs are spread across Delhi, Haryana, Maharashtra, Uttarakhand and Kerala. SpiceHealth has also launched mobile-testing facilities in New Delhi and Mumbai for the general public. People can visit these facilities or have their samples collected from home. The testing charge at the mobile facilities starts at ₹499. Bengaluru Makes Negative RT-PCR Test Report Mandatory For Interstate Travellers
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The Discounted Tests Will Help The Airline In Increasing Profits
The provision of COVID tests at reduced rates will help the airline to gain some extra profits. Due to the pandemic-induced lockdown, at the quarter end of December 31, 2020, SpiceJet suffered a loss of around ₹56.96 crores. In 2019, the airline had gained a profit of nearly ₹73.2 crores during the same period. The tests can be booked at spicehealth.com. The test results can also be viewed from the website by providing phone number and OTP. For assistance, the website has provided a helpline number and an e-mail ID as well. Meanwhile, India has suspended the operation of scheduled international flights till April end. India has expanded its air bubbles to 27 countries, and flights under that arrangement will continue to operate. The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) recently issued an order notifying the suspension of scheduled international flights till April 30, 2021.