Recently, Hyderabad’s Rajiv Gandhi International Airport inaugurated an on-site COVID-19 testing lab, providing travelers with an added facility for safe travel. GMR Hyderabad International Airport Limited (GHIAL) has stated that according to the government’s mandate, upon arrival, international travelers must carry their negative RT-PCR report, made within 96 hours of departure from the country of origin. . To avoid institutional quarantine, this report should be provided to state government officials delegated to the airport. However, with the new RT-PCR testing facility at Hyderabad airport, air passengers will now also have the option of being tested upon arrival, according to a PTI report.
To provide the testing services of novel coronavirus samples, GHIAL has collaborated with the agency certified by the Indian Council for Medical Research (ICMR) and Mapmygenome, a National Accreditation Council for Testing and Calibration Laboratories ( NABL) based in the city. Located at Rajiv Gandhi International Airport in Hyderabad, the Mapmygenome coronavirus testing laboratory is operational 24 hours a day. In addition to the on-site COVID-19 testing facility for air passengers, the laboratory also offers walk-in options. you for airport staff or anyone interested in taking a coronavirus test.
GHIAL CEO Pradeep Panicker was quoted in the report as saying that the airport has set up a COVID-19 testing facility at the airport, in accordance with MoCA and state government guidelines, to ensure easier availability of coronavirus testing for all international flyer arrivals as well as others who need access to such a facility. Upon arrival, international air passengers with a negative RT-PCR test report can continue their journey or they can obtain an institutional quarantine exemption.
However, in accordance with government-issued guidelines, they will be required to undergo a home quarantine, unless they are granted special exemptions in accordance with applicable government rules. If the test result is positive, the traveler will be treated in accordance with applicable Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) protocols mandated by state government authorities.