22nd December, 2020
Bengaluru, December 22, 2020: As part of its effort to make passenger journeys convenient and hassle-free, Bangalore International Airport Limited (BIAL) - operator of Kempegowda International Airport, Bengaluru (KIAB/ BLR Airport) - has launched a round-the-clock COVID-19 testing facility at the Airport. The two testing units, managed and operated by Bengaluru-based Auriga Research Private Limited, is available for both arrivals as well as departures.
Sample collection kiosks and a dedicated, state-of-the-art laboratory outside the BLR Airport Terminal. A waiting lounge with strict adherence to COVID-19 safety protocols is part of the facility. International passengers can make use of this facility on their arrival at BLR.
Under the express test method on the globally acclaimed Abbott ID Now™, the RT-PCR test result would be available in less than 30 to 40 minutes. While the regular RT-PCR test result would take upto five hours, Rapid Antigen Test takes 30 minutes. Until the test results are received, those tested would be required to wait in a specially demarcated area. Reports would be shared directly with those tested through digital platforms. As per Government requirements, the results of all samples will be registered on the ICMR website.
The slots for testing can be pre-booked on https://aurigaresearch.in
BIAL has established detailed standard operating procedures to manage people who test COVID-19 positive at the BLR Airport, in accordance with guidelines stipulated by the relevant authorities.
In addition, passengers can also visit Aster Airport Medical Centre for RT-PCR test.