Delhi’s Indira Gandhi International Airport launched India’s first coronavirus airport testing facility on September 11. The facility at the Terminal-3 of the Delhi airport offers a walk-in option. International passengers without a valid COVID negative certificate can book their slots well in advance. However, now both domestic and international passengers taking their flights from Delhi can get themselves tested right before departure. You can come to the airport around six hours before departure, get the COVID test done by paying ₹2,400. The results will be out in 4-6 hours. Established across the 3,500-square feet area at the multi-level car parking (MLCP) of Terminal-3, this is the first arrangement ever among Indian airports amid the rise in coronavirus cases. Read on to find out more.
India’s First Airport COVID Testing Facility Comes Up At Delhi’s IGI Airport
The first airport to launch a COVID testing facility in India is Delhi’s IGI Airport. People can arrive at the Terminal-3 of the airport for the facility which offers a walk-in-option. An airport operator at DIAL (Delhi International Airport Limited) stated that this “ensures a safe journey of all passengers entering the city or scheduled for domestic connecting flights”.
This COVID testing facility is not only useful for domestic passengers. International passengers travelling without a valid COVID negative certificate can also book their slots in advance. Passengers can avail their test results within four to six hours. However, they must book their slot an hour before the time of arrival and approximately four to six hours before the departure flight.
Passengers Must Provide Personal Details And Valid ID Proof While Booking Slot For COVID Testing Online
The DIAL statement reads “Passengers will have to provide with their details such as name, contact details and valid ID proof while applying online for this facility. 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.”
Passengers Must Isolate Themselves At the Waiting Lounge Or Stay At Hotel While Awaiting COVID Test Results
It further adds that passengers must isolate themselves while awaiting their confirmed results. They can wait in the lounge or stay at a hotel. The statement adds ” In case of a positive result, passengers will be processed in line with applicable ICMR (Indian Council of Medical Research) protocols by the State authorities. This will help the authorities concerned to avoid passengers affected with the disease from coming in close contact with those already having RT-PCR negative report.” So, Delhiites you can now get yourselves tested at the Delhi airport. Remember that air travel is really safe amid the pandemic as the CCO of Vistara said.