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How To Book COVID Test At Delhi Airport?

COVID Testing Requirement For Direct Flights From India

In this article, we will provide you all the information about COVID test requirements at Delhi airport for Canada. Acceptable COVID test for travelers from India to Canada are RT-PCR Test and Rapid PCR Test.

Testing can only be obtained from Genestrings Laboratory at Delhi airport within 18 hours of the scheduled departure of direct flights for Canada. We reached out to Genestrings laboratories to get full information on testing.

Location of the Lab at Airport

Terminal 3, metro connected building, level 1.


  • RT PCR: Rs. 500
  • Rapid PCR: Rs. 3900
  • Rapid PCR + RT PCR : Rs. 4400

What’s the difference/Which test should you do?

For Canada, you can book either of the test. You don’t need to book both of the tests for Canada. Pricing for two tests together is probably because some other countries may require both the tests. You can consider following differences to decide which test you should take.

  • The RTPCR report processing time is 6-8 hours, you should give your sample before 10 hours from the flight departure time. The charges is 500/- per person.
  • The Rapid PCR report processing time is 45 mins to 60 mins, you should give your sample before 6 hours from the flight departure time. The charges is 3900/- per person.

Document Required To Book Test

You need to have Aadhaar card or Passport.

How To Book Test

There are two ways to book the test:

  • You can walk in at the Genestring lab airport location OR
  • You can book an online appointment by clicking here.

As per Genestrings laboratories currently waiting time is 35-40 minutes to give sample, so plan your visit accordingly. In case you have any more questions, you can contact Genestrings team @+91-93111-22506

Don’t Ignore This Information

Please note that apart from this pre-arrival testing, there may be additional testing requirements such as on-arrival testing and day-8 testing. In addition to that, you need to provide a quarantine plan at Canadian airport. Fully vaccinated need to provide proof of vaccination. All this information is to be provided via ArriveCAN app; otherwise, you will be denied entry to Canada. For detailed testing requirement and quarantine requirement visit following links: