New Rapid COVID Testing Facility Launched at Mumbai Airport
With an aim to drive safe & hassle-free travel experience, Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport (CSMIA), introduced a unique 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.
In compliance with the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) standards, CSMIA is the first airport to adopt the express test method by Abbott ‘ID Now™’. The express test is available at INR 4500 and aims to provide arriving passengers with quick & accurate diagnosis in 13 minutes. Passengers can also opt for regular RT-PCR test which takes around 6 - 8 hours for the result.
The rapid molecular testing technology by Abbott is a tool to help fight the pandemic by allowing fast, highly sensitive and accurate diagnosis. Reducing the wait time for reports and provides early detection of the virus in time for passengers to take necessary measures to prevent disease transmission. Thus, creating a safer environment for travellers and airport staff.
This facility was launched by the airport on 15th December and 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 28 December; these include those who had connecting flights to destinations outside Maharashtra.
CSMIA continually strives towards providing its passengers with a comfortable and safe experience while travelling through the airport. The airport is working diligently with its stakeholders, regulatory and government bodies to implement and communicate necessary protocols and procedures for passengers and personnel's safety at the airport.