Government fixes BIAL airport COVID tests rates

In the wake of Omicron virus variant , government of Karnataka is taking many precautionary steps to avoid the spread at the entry level . In one such initiatives , COVID test is mandatory for all passengers at Airport where travelers visit from across the world.

It is a mandate during this period , for all international travel passengers  at airport to undergo Indian Council for Medical Research (ICMR)  specified COVID tests and carry a negative report . To cater to the passengers demands and convenience , provisions are made by government at Bengaluru International Airport (BIAL) scaling up various equipment enabling faster test results. 

Government fixes BIAL airport COVID tests rates


Government of Karnataka in its circular 7Dec21 HFW/335/PRS/2021 has fixed cost per test price of various COVID tests as below

  • RT-PCR conventional test at Rs.500/-
  • Abbott ID express test at Rs.3000/-
  • Thermo fisher Accula express test at Rs.1500/-
  • Tata MD 3 Gene Fast / Tata MDXF express test at Rs.1200/-
  • Cephied Gene Expert at Rs.2750/-

Results of express tests will be available within a hour of sample collection.