New Rules: On-Arrival RT-PCR Test Report To Take Up To 6 Hours At IGI
The Times of India Delhi|December 01, 2021
Some passengers flying in from at-risk countries will need to wait for up to six hours for the on-arrival RT-PCR test report at Indira Gandhi International Airport from Wednesday, when new rules to contain the Omicron variant of the Covid coronavirus kick in.
Saurabh Sinha

New Delhi: People coming from South Africa, Botswana and Hong Kong will be allowed to leave IGIA only if they test negative for Covid. Else, they have to go to designated Covid centres. Other people arriving from countries at risk of the Omicron variant will be allowed to take connecting domestic flights only after a negative result on testing at the airport.

“Delhi airport has made seating arrangements with social distancing and required facilities for 1,200-1,400 passengers and this can be expanded if there is a bigger demand,” said an airport source. “The laboratory at the airport can process 500-600 samples in an hour. This means we anticipate a wait of four to six hours for the RT-PCR test, which will cost Rs 500.”

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