Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport (CSMIA) has now rolled out its express Covid-19 RT-PCR test facility for all passengers departing from the airport as well as non-passengers visiting the airport to drop off or receive someone.

Initially, the service was available only for arriving international transit passengers.

The new facility is located on the curbside of Level 4 at Terminal 2 for departing passengers. Non-passengers can also opt to undergo the test at this location.

Departing passengers can make an online booking on or register themselves at the helpdesk set up at departures to enroll for the RT-PCR test before entering the terminal. They can receive a digital copy via email or can also collect the physical copy of the test report within eight hours.

Passengers departing from the airport are encouraged to arrive at the terminal eight-12 hours before their scheduled departure.

So far, a total of over 3,340 passengers have opted for the test at the airport. The facility at the airport registers on average approx. 100 tests per day. Out of the test conducted at the airport until date, 38 passengers tested positive for Covid-19 and were transferred by the state authorities to designated Covid-19 institutions.

“This initiative addresses passenger concerns regarding the different Covid-19 regulations across domestic and international destinations; departing passengers can undergo the test at CSMIA before travelling to their onward destination and produce their negative test report to skip institutional quarantine at their destination,” CSMIA said in an official release.