The Rajiv Gandhi International Airport here on 01st November launched an on-site coronavirus testing laboratory, giving travellers the added facility for a safe journey. As per the government mandate, international passengers on arrival have to carry their RT-PCR negative report, conducted within 96 hours before departures from the origin country, a press release from GMR Hyderabad International Airport Ltd. (GHIAL) said.

This report has to be furnished to the state government officials deputed at the airport to avoid institutional quarantine.

However, with the RT-PCR testing facility available at the airport, now passengers can also get themselves tested once they land here, it said.

With a negative RT-PCR test report, the arrival international passengers can continue their onward journey or get exemption from Institutional Quarantine.

However, they will have to undergo home quarantine as per the govt norms, unless they qualify for special exemptions as per applicable government rules.”

In case of a positive result, the passenger will be processed in line with applicable ICMR (Indian Council of Medical Research) protocols by the State authorities.