New rapid COVID testing facility launched at CSMIA

Reduces test time from 6-8 hours with a regular RT-PCR test to 13 minutes

 In compliance with the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) standards towards providing a safe and hassle-free travel experience, Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport (CSMIA) introduced the Abbott ‘ID Now™ technology that provides results for COVID-19 in just 13 minutes. The testing facility option is available for all international arriving passengers at the airport. The 24 x 7 testing facility is located at Level 2 near exit Gate B.

As per a press note, on December 15, CSMIA became the first airport to adopt the express test method which is available at Rs4500, though passengers can also opt for regular RT-PCR test which takes around 6 – 8 hours for the result.

Since the commencement of this test, CSMIA has witnessed an average of 30-35 tests per day and a total of 400 passengers as of December 28, including those on connecting flights to destinations outside Maharashtra.

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