2% of International Passengers Arriving at Mangalore International Airport to Undergo COVID-19 Swab Sample Test

2% of International Passengers Arriving at Mangalore International Airport to Undergo COVID-19 Swab Sample Test

To abide by the latest guidelines issued by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare in the wake of current COVID-19 situation globally, Mangalore International Airport, has put together measures to curb the spread of the virus. In line with the latest guidelines brought into effect from Saturday, 2% of all international passengers arriving at the airport will undergo random post-arrival sample collection. The airport has appointed an ICMR approved and NABL accredited laboratory for collection of samples and subsequent testing.

The airline will identify such passengers and their staff will guide them to a dedicated area at the international arrival hall where samples will be collected. Passengers are permitted to leave the airport after providing their samples. The laboratory will make provisions to send digital copy of test results to the passengers directly. The laboratory will also share the daily report with Airport Health Organisation (APHO) and airport authorities.

The sample collection facility for international arriving passengers is in the international arrival hall in the pre-immigration area abutting the swab collection counter. The testing facility is available round the clock, free of cost for passengers, whom the airline has randomly selected. The laboratory will share copy of positive report (s) with Integrated Disease Surveillance Program (shoc.idsp@ncdc.gov.in), APHO and the airport authorities,

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