Covid Test At Entry Airports For International Passengers On Pilot Basis. (Representational)

New Delhi:

The Ministry of Civil Aviation has actually enabled RT-PCR screening at the entry airport on a pilot basis to assist in the transfer of global travelers, Minister of State (I/C), Civil Aviation Hardeep Singh Puri stated in a written reply to a concern in the Rajya Sabha on Wednesday.

” Airport Operator will produce sample collection orgasm Waiting Lounge center for RT-PCR screening. Waiting Lounge needs to lie far from the Operational location, ought to follow all sanitisation and social distancing associated standards provided by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, ought to have no unapproved gain access to, ought to supply needed features to the travelers like Wifi, F&B choices, bathrooms, etc and needs to supply cashless choices for paying with regard to screening and numerous features,” Mr Puri stated.

” Airport Operator will supply a choice to the travelers to either remain at the Waiting Lounge waiting for the test results or to continue to designated hotel( s) in order to separate themselves till the test outcomes are offered,” he included.

He even more specified: “Sample collection to be in stringent compliance with the procedures developed by ICMR and NABL. Travelers ought to make online reservation of the RT-PCR test through particular sites or other suitable online platforms.”

” Passport of the traveler to be kept by the State authority at the sample collection orgasm Waiting Lounge till the test outcomes are offered. The traveler will be allowed to leave the Waiting Lounge and continue to the Departures to capture the linking flight if the test outcome is unfavorable. If the outcome is favorable, the traveler will be processed in line with appropriate ICMR procedures by the State authorities. No traveler needs to have the ability to make an unapproved exit,” he included.

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