In a recent release, SpiceJet announced that it is offering passengers travelling to/from India and UAE COVID-19 testing facility. The airline is taking the help of VFS Global for the same. COVID-19 test reports have become mandatory for the passengers travelling to UAE. This testing facility is aimed to help the passengers of the airline in getting a test done. Passengers can go and submit their samples in the location they want to and will receive the result of their tests within 24-60 hours. More on the story ahead.
SpiceJet COVID-19 Test Facility for Passengers
As per a PTI report, for getting the tests done, passengers can even request their samples to be taken directly from the doorstep of their home. Adding to this, SpiceJet passengers can also go to the testing centre of their choice. But these testing centres should be ICMR-approved. ICMR-approved laboratories are present in Kochi, Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore, Chennai, Hyderabad, Chandigarh, Jalandhar, Pune, Kolkata, and Ahmedabad.
As for the price of the tests, it will be the same as set by the government. The same price will be applicable for both the adults and the children.
As per the SpiceJet release, “Passengers travelling from the UAE may submit their test samples at the partnered certified laboratory in Ajman, Abu Dhabi, Dubai or Sharjah or at a location of choice within the UAE. The test prices will start as low as AED 160 for both children and adults.”
Dubai Travellers Need Get Tested Twice Now
Now passengers travelling to Dubai from India will have to get tested twice when going to Dubai. Dubai bound travellers will firstly need to get tested within a time frame of 96 hours before flying. Then the passengers further need to get tested when they arrive at the Dubai airport.
Before getting a test though, passengers should check the laboratories which are eligible as per the Dubai authorities. The number of ineligible laboratories as per the Dubai authorities has increased from 4 earlier to 7 now.