A large number of travellers at the Kempegowda International Airport necessitated delays in processing RT-PCR test results.
There was chaos at the Kempegowda International Airport in Bengaluru on Wednesday, December 1, when new Union government restrictions imposed because of COVID-19’s Omicron version kicked in, reports the Times of India. New rules mandated that all overseas travellers entering India must undergo a required RT-PCR test at the airport. RT-PCR testing was hastened by a large number of people, and images revealed a lack of physical distance between them. While four physicians and 25 personnel were on the scene, only one testing counter was available to assess passengers, according to the allegations.
There were a total of 1228 foreign passengers from at-risk nations that arrived at Bengaluru airport between 12 am and 2 pm on December 1,” the airport said in a statement on December 1. A large number of travellers requiring RT-PCR testing at Bengaluru International Airport caused delays in processing test results today,” according to a statement from the service provider.
All overseas travellers arriving in Karnataka must have a negative RT-PCR result, according to existing regulations. This should be done no more than 72 hours before the trip. In addition, each passenger must sign a statement attesting to the veracity of the report, and anybody found in breach of this requirement would face criminal charges.
Post-arrival testing will be performed on passengers from “at risk” nations, and they will be separated if the results come back positive. All travellers from these countries will be subject to a seven-day home quarantine, followed by an eight-day retest. The samples will be submitted for genome sequencing if the findings are positive.