In view of the recent ongoing Omicron virus epidemic, the Indian government has made it necessary to test all incoming and outgoing passengers.

The new variant of the corona virus, Omicron, is currently in discussion all over the world, due to which all the countries around the world have increased the restrictions on their incoming passengers greatly, the amount of testing has increased significantly, due to which there is a lot of trouble for the passengers.

Even some countries have banned all incoming flights to come to their country, due to which international flights are not going to those countries, some countries have started the process of lockdown, which has so far been considered worthwhile in stopping the virus.

Charges of Covid-19 Test At Major Airports In India

Delhi Airport

There are two types of COVID-19 testing options available at Delhi International Airport, Indira Gandhi International Airport.
  1. For RT-PCR test, passengers will have to pay Rs 500 for the test. Test results take about six to eight hours.
  2. Whereas for Rapid PCR test they have to pay ₹3,500 for the test and get the report in around 60 to 90 minutes.

Mumbai Airport

Mumbai's Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport (CSMIA) recently revised the fee for rapid PCR test for COVID-19 at its facility from INR4,500 to INR3,900. A simple RT-PCR test is also available at the airport for Rs 600 per passenger. Mumbai airport has set up 100 registration counters and 60 sampling booths including 100 rapid PCR machines.

Kolkata Airport

Kolkata's Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose International (NSCBI) Airport has also slashed the prices of COVID-19 tests.

The cost of Rapid PCR test has been reduced from ₹3600 to ₹2900 and RT-PCR test now costs ₹600 as against ₹700 earlier. The time for the results of both the tests is 4-6 hours for RT-PCR test and 30-45 minutes for Rapid PCR test.

Chennai Airport

Chennai International Airport has also reduced the rates of Rapid PCR, RT-PCR test at the airport. The current rate of ₹3400 for Rapid PCR test has been reduced to ₹2900 and RT-PCR from ₹700 to ₹600.

Bengaluru Airport

Bengaluru's Kempegowda International Airport is offering two types of COVID-19 tests, the conventional RT-PCR test, which takes the most time (around five hours to get the result) costing ₹500, the Rapid test costs ₹2,750 per sample.


The cost of an RT-PCR test at GMR Hyderabad International Airport is ₹750 and a rapid PCR test costs ₹3,900. The airport has a designated laboratory, MapMyGenome, to book and conduct the tests.


Ahmedabad's Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel International Airport, a rapid PCR test will cost a passenger ₹2700. The PACS will receive an online payment confirmation, which has to be shown at the registration desk.


Goa airport has reduced the rates of rapid PCR tests being conducted at the airport for international passengers with effect from December 9. The current rate of Rs 3,200 per test has been reduced to Rs 2,400.


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