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Rapid Antigen Test to be conducted on all incoming passengers at Port Blair airport from April 16

In view of the recent surge in Covid-19 cases, the compulsory Rapid Antigen Test will be conducted on all incoming passengers at Port Blair airport from tomorrow. All passengers arriving in Port Blair from the mainland will continue to have a valid negative RTPCR report. The Rapid Antigen Test will be done at no cost.

If a passenger found positive during the testing he/she will be sent to institutional quarantine as per the SOPs. The passenger may also opt to stay at an identified hotel on payment basis. The District Magistrate of South Andaman has issued an order yesterday in this regard.

Random Rapid Antigen Test has been conducted at Port Blair Airport since April 7th now it is compulsory for all the incoming passengers coming from the mainland. Since the decision of Random RAT testing a decline in footfall at the Port Blair airport registered in the number of incoming passengers.

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