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Rapid Antibody testing at CIAL ; 200 passengers will be tested per hour

As per the instruction of the State Government, a co-ordinated system has been established at CIAL for doing Rapid Antibody Test on international Arrival passengers. CIAL established 16 counters near the International arrival area, after the Customs hall for testing the passengers. HLL lifecare limited, a Government of India owned company is entrusted with the testing job. International passengers who do not have Covid negative certificates will have to undergo RAB test and they will not be allowed to leave the airports till the results come. If find positive, they will be sent to covid treatment centres for further confirmation tests like RT-PCR. As per the latest guideline, all arrival passengers should wear N95 Mask, face shield, hand gloves and carry sanitisers. Apart from these, PPE kits are made mandatory for those returning from Saudi Arabia and Kuwait. As UAE has already made covid tests mandatory for all departing passengers, they should produce the test certificate at the counter. Those who are coming from Qatar should have green status in EHTERAZ mobile app and they too will have to undergo RAB testing. Generally an RAB testing process will take 20-30 minutes and passengers who undergo test should wait at the allotted area till the results come. As per the arrangements made, 200 passengers can be tested per hour at CIAL.

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