Mumbai airport has introduced a new rapid Covid-19 testing facility that provides results in just 13 minutes.

The 24-hour testing service is available for all international arriving passengers at the airport. The facility is located at Level 2 near exit Gate B. This express test method by Abbott ‘ID Now’ is available at ₹4,500.

The rapid molecular testing technology by Abbott allows fast, highly sensitive, and accurate diagnosis. The service aims to create a safer environment for travellers and airport staff by reducing the wait time for reports and providing early detection of the virus in time for passengers to take necessary measures.

“This facility was launched by the airport on December 15 and since the commencement of this test, Mumbai airport has witnessed an average of 30-35 tests per day and a total of 400 passengers as of December 28; these include those who had connecting flights to destinations outside Maharashtra,” the airport said in an official release.

Passengers can also opt for a regular RT-PCR test which takes around six-eight hours for the result.