By Rathindra Kuruwita
The rapid testing PCR lab at the Bandaranaike International Airport, which was non-operational for several weeks, resumed accepting samples yesterday (27.)
Earlier, the Director General of Health Services authorised the PCR lab, SASL Hospinorm, to operate.
The lab can provide a PCR test report within three hours.
Those who test positive for COVID will be sent to quarantine centres.
Since passengers can get PCR report in three hours, they need to arrive at the airport six hours before departure. Passengers are provided with all facilities until the reports are issued.
The first passengers to benefit from the lab were those who arrived in QR 668 of Qatar Airways. The flight landed at 2.15 am yesterday (27).