Rapid PCR Test facility available at BIA now
The laboratory is operated by Asiri Laboratories and the services were made available from 14th August 2021 to facilitate the passengers who are mandatorily required to carry a negative Rapid PCR report obtained within 04 hours prior to the scheduled departure to enter their destinations in the UAE the Airport and Aviation Services said.
The passengers who are mandatorily required to obtain a Rapid PCR test report should bring their passport, NIC, and air ticket.
The cost for the Rapid PCR test will be Rs. 7,500.00/= (per pax)and the payment can be made at the airport sample collection site by cash, credit cards, or through a bank transfer prior to obtaining the services.
Passengers travelling to United Arab Emirates (UAE), may reach the airport well in advance. Such passengers should report to the sample collection center only between 4 to 3 hours prior to their scheduled departure time.
Passengers who have undergone the Rapid PCR test will be required to remain in the dedicated area and be alerted through SMS when the report is ready. A hard copy should be collected from the testing site. The test reports will also be sent through WhatsApp to the passenger’s nominated phone number.
If any passenger is tested positive for COVID-19, such passenger will be isolated from the public and the testing area and will be informed to the officials of the Ministry of Health for further required arrangements.