UAE: PCR test results in just 30 minutes at Abu Dhabi airport
A first-of-its-kind PCR testing that gives instant results is set to be launched at the Abu Dhabi International Airport (AUH).
Here’s how it works: Samples will be taken at an enclosed area from passengers flying in from abroad and, as they go through the immigration process and collect their baggage, the test results will be provided in 30 minutes.
There will also be a world-class waiting hall, with comfortable seating areas, separate sofas for families, a vending machine, television sets and toilets, and more importantly, a PCR result collection point.
In less than 30 days, the Capital was able to set up the testing facility outside Terminal 3 of AUH. With this hub, arriving passengers won’t have to wait longer than 30 minutes to get their PCR test results.
Once the sample is collected, passengers will be given a bar code and they will then move to the waiting area where they need to spend a maximum of 30 minutes until their number is called. The entire process may take 75 to 90 minutes.
Up to 20 staff members will be on duty for every shift. Multiple layers of staff from different nationalities will cater to the passengers from around the world. All samples shall be tested at a highly secure on-site lab.
“This is a proud accomplishment for the UAE and Abu Dhabi,” said Dr Partha Protim Banerjee, CEO of the patient management for the project.