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International travelers arriving at Delhi are subjected to 7 days of institutional quarantine, unless they can produce a negative RT-PCR test result taken 72 hours prior to arrival or if they get tested at the airport.

To address this need and help with curbing the virus spread, Delhi International Airport Ltd. (DIAL) has set up a COVID-19 testing facility, operational from September 11. The testing site at the Delhi airport will be particularly convenient for people looking to get exempted from quarantine who weren’t able to get tested prior to their trip. Departing passengers can also get their COVID test certificate here if their destination requires it.

Who can get tested?

All passengers—domestic and international—traveling to and from Delhi can get tested at the 24-hour testing facility. International arrivals looking to be exempted from institutional quarantine can also carry the negative test result from this onsite testing.

What is the procedure for the test?

Passengers looking to get tested need to register on the official website of New Delhi airport. The testing facility recommends that departing passengers arrive at least 4-6 hours before departure flight and for arriving passengers to book the slot 1 hour after the time of arrival.  If needed, passenger can also modify their appointment.

After booking, passengers can proceed to the ‘Covid Test Center and Lounge’ available at arrivals and departure.

How much is the cost?

According to the official website of Delhi airport, the test will cost arriving passengers Rs3,400. Departing passengers will need to spend Rs800 for the test. Payment options will be shown during registration.

How long until you get the result?

The test takes 4-6 hours to produce results.