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Results of samples collected at the laboratory will be declared within 4-6 hours to the incoming passengers (Mint/Pradeep Gaur)
Results of samples collected at the laboratory will be declared within 4-6 hours to the incoming passengers (Mint/Pradeep Gaur)

Delhi Airport: Covid-19 testing rules for arriving international passengers

If the RT-PCR test result is negative, the international passenger will be allowed to board his or her connecting domestic flight and he or she will not need to undergo any institutional quarantine

Delhi International Airport Limited (DIAL) has set up a COVID-19 testing facility at the multi-level car parking area of its Terminal 3 for arriving international passengers who have to take connecting domestic flights, it said in a release on Friday.

The Civil Aviation Ministry had on Wednesday said that international passengers who have to take connecting domestic flights after landing in India will have the option of getting themselves tested for COVID-19 at the entry airports.

Here are few things you should know about it:

  • DIAL has collaborated with Genestrings Diagnostic Centre, a Delhi-based laboratory, and the testing facility will become operational from mid-September.
  • If the RT-PCR test result is negative, the international passenger will be allowed to board his or her connecting domestic flight and he or she will not need to undergo any institutional quarantine, the ministry's order said.
  • Results of samples collected at the laboratory will be declared within 4-6 hours to the incoming passengers. Until the results are confirmed, passengers will be isolated at the waiting lounge or may opt to stay in a hotel.
  • An international passenger who does not have a COVID-negative result certificate from a test done not more than 96 hours prior to the journey, and does not opt for an on-arrival testing facility at the entry airport, will have to compulsorily undergo seven-day institutional quarantine followed by seven-day home quarantine.
  • On August 2, the Union Health Ministry had said if an international passenger has a negative result from an RT-PCR test done 96 hours prior to the journey, he or she will not need to undergo institutional quarantine in India.

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