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International Tourists Arrived but were left disappointed with lack of facilities at RTPCR Centre


After two long years charter flight landed in Goa, bringing in 159 tourists from Kazakhstan Russia, however the tourists were left high and dry due to RTPCR testing facility that is opened at the basement of Multi Level Car Parking facility next to the integrated terminal building of Dabolim International airport.

The RTPCR testing centre at International airport lacks various facilities, and it could be a biggest threat to spread Covid-19 and recent variant Omicron virus.

The International passengers were put to surprise with such type of inadequate facilities placed at the airport upon their arrival in the touristic state of Goa.

The passengers have requested the concerned authorities to make provision of RTPCR testing facility inside airport premises which is available at all international airports in the world.

While reacting to the RTPCR facility at the basement of multi level car parking facility close to integrated terminal building of Dabolim airport, the airport director Gagan Malik has said that the airport authority of India has made all facilities available at the RTPCR centre for the convenience of international passengers and would further ask the passengers to strictly follow the health norms and maintain proper social distancing in view of COVID-19 pandemic and the recent COVID variant Omicron.

The airport director Malik listed some of the facilities among them some are, 10 swab testing points, 8 registration counters, 4 cash counters, besides 46 other machines for testings of international passengers at the RTPCR centre.


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