Airports throughout the nation have enforced strict quarantine and testing guidelines for worldwide passengers amid concern over the Omicron Covid pressure. Passengers have been given the choice to endure both the Fast PCR and RT-PCR exams.
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At Delhi’s Indira Gandhi Worldwide Airport, passengers are being charged ₹ 500 for the RT-PCR exams, the take a look at results of which shall be accessible in 5-6 hours, officers instructed BoardingFlight. Those that go for Fast PCR exams must shell out ₹ 3,900 on the airport. The outcomes of those exams are nevertheless accessible in a single hour, the officers added.
In the meantime, worldwide passengers flying to Chennai from ‘in danger’ international locations might want to pay Rs 4,000 for Fast take a look at whereas these choosing common RT-PCR might want to pay Rs 900.
At Mumbai airport, all worldwide passengers from ‘at-risk’ international locations will endure obligatory seven-day institutional quarantine, throughout which era they need to take three RT-PCR exams – on the second, fourth and seventh days after arrival. They are going to be allowed to depart solely after returning unfavorable take a look at outcomes.
Whereas RT PCR exams is likely one of the most generally used strategies for detecting COVID-19, Fast PCR take a look at has the identical reliability and sensitivity because the generally used PCR take a look at, and is likely one of the most in demand for journey to worldwide locations.
‘Omicron’ – present in at the least 13 international locations to this point – was declared a variant of concern final week by the WHO with the classification placing it in the identical class as globally dominant Delta, and its weaker rivals Alpha, Beta, and Gamma.