Rapid PCR Test Facility is Now Available at BIA
August 14, 2021
Exclusively for passengers travelling to United Arab Emirates (UAE)
In view of facilitating the passengers travelling to United Arab Emirates (UAE), Airport and Aviation Services (Sri Lanka) (Private) Limited has established a Rapid PCR Testing Service facility at Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA) premises to conduct Rapid Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) tests for Covid-19. The laboratory is operated by Asiri Laboratories and the service is available from 14th August 2021 to facilitate the passengers who are mandatorily required to carry a negative Rapid PCR report obtained within 06 hours prior to the scheduled departure to enter their destinations in the UAE.
The passengers who are mandatorily required to obtain a Rapid PCR test report should bring their passport, NIC, and air ticket.
The cost of the Rapid PCR testing service
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.
The process at the sample collection center
Passengers travelling to United Arab Emirates (UAE), may reach the airport well in advance for their convenience. Such passengers should report to the sample collection center only between 0400hrs to 0630hrs prior to their scheduled departure time. For example, a passenger who is having a scheduled departure time of 1000hrs, should reach the sample collection center between 0400hrs and 0630hrs and collect his or her report between 0500hrs and 0730hrs and proceed to the departure terminal. Since there is a very limited time available, it is advisable to keep the currencies ready and have the prior registration at the Foreign Employment Bureau in order to proceed to the check-in counters in time.
Communication to the passenger and report issuance
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.
Handling of positive cases with isolation
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.
For your inquiries, please contact:
Asiri Laboratories: Mobile 0776756907, 0777709539 or 0769168947