International Flyers Allege Lack Of Covid Testing Facilities At Airport
The Times of India Delhi|December 04, 2021
New Delhi: Even on Day 5 of Indira Gandhi International Airport having made Covid-19 testing mandatory for flyers from 11 countries exposed to the Omicron coronavirus variant, the arrangements there left the passengers arriving from these countries in dismay.
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TOI spoke to people arriving from at-risk countries on Friday. Shaswati Das was one of them. She said, “I pre-booked the Rapid RT-PCR test on Air Suvidha portal and paid Rs 3,500 in advance. My flight was already delayed by two hours due to operational issues and landed in Delhi at 2.45 am. I was shocked to be asked to stand in the same queue as the one where other passengers were being tested with no benefit of my pre-booking. And there were only three staffers to process the passengers of a flight that had already arrived and ours. They were obviously overworked and ended up making errors on the test documents. It took me an hour to get the receipt and another two hours to get my test report. During the total of four troublesome hours, I found no refreshments or water available nearby.”

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