Delhi International Airport Limited (DIAL) recently announced that the domestic and international passengers who are taking their flights from the Indira Gandhi International Airport (IGIA) can get there COVID-19 test done on demand right before their departure.
Passengers can arrive at the airport around six hours before and get the test done at the airport by paying Rs 2,400. The results will be available in four to six hours.
DIAL, in association with Genestrings Diagnostic Centre Pvt Ltd, has set up a COVID-19 sample collection booth at the international departure of Terminal 3 in front of Gate No 8. Genestrings Diagnostic Centre Pvt Ltd is an ICMR-approved laboratory, and is currently associated with the Delhi state government to test the COVID-19 samples.
Sample collection booths can collect approximately 120 to 130 samples per hour.
They have launched the RT-PCR testing facility for all outbound domestic and international passengers at the Delhi airport. It will ease travel for passengers who may require a COVID-negative certificate with them due to rules in the destination they are travelling to.
Till recently, the testing facility was available at Delhi airport for only international arrivals (which started on September 12). Now all passengers can get themselves tested for the virus before taking the flight. Just come in a bit early.