The RT-PCR take a look at facility is practical from October 15, the airport stated in a launch (File)

Mumbai:

The town airport on Saturday stated it has prolonged the supply of its specific coronavirus an infection take a look at facility additionally to departing passengers and non-passengers.

The RT-PCR take a look at facility is practical from October 15, the airport stated in a launch.

Initially launched for arriving worldwide transit passengers in keeping with the Civil Aviation Ministry’s directives, the Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Worldwide Airport (CSMIA) has now additional prolonged the supply of the take a look at facility for passengers departing from the airport as effectively, the airport operator stated in a launch.

The testing facility, situated on the curbside of Degree 4 at Terminal 2 for departing passengers, can be obtainable for non-passengers visiting the airport to drop off or obtain their family members, it added.

The initiative addresses passenger considerations relating to the completely different COVID-19 rules throughout home and worldwide locations, it stated including, departing passengers can endure the take a look at at CSMIA earlier than travelling to their onward vacation spot and produce their detrimental take a look at report back to skip institutional quarantine at their vacation spot.

The Mumbai airport had first launched the RT-PCR take a look at facility final month for arriving worldwide passengers transiting to a home vacation spot from Mumbai as a measure to skip institutional quarantine upon arrival.

This was later prolonged to all passengers arriving on the airport as directed by the MoCA.

Because the commemoration of the take a look at facility on September 6, the airport has witnessed a complete of over 3,340 passengers choosing the take a look at, with a mean 100 take a look at per day being performed, stated the discharge.

Until date 38 passengers examined optimistic, of the whole exams performed on the airport facility to this point and so they had been transferred by the state authorities to designated COVID-19 establishments, in keeping with the airport operator.

Departing passengers could make a web-based reserving by way of the take a look at function obtainable on the CSMI airport web site or register themselves on the helpdesk arrange at departures to enrol for the RT-PCR take a look at earlier than getting into the terminal and obtain a digital copy mailed straight or also can acquire the bodily copy of the take a look at report inside eight hours, it said.

Passengers departing from the airport are inspired to reach on the terminal 8-12 hours earlier than their scheduled departure, it added.

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