ICMR Approved COVID Test Labs in India | Travelling to UAE

A lot of Indians are still stranded insides their home country, unable to reach UAE for work since the breakdown of COVID-19. According to the travel advisory given by Emirates Airlines, anyone from India traveling to UAE must first take Reverse Transcription Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT‑PCR) a type of LAB test to identify Covid Sars strain in the Human body. The Lab must be approved by the UAE or Indian Government. To facilitate common people ICMR(Indian Council of Medical Research) published a list of approved laboratories for COVID testing. Labs that are only approved by ICMR can take PCR tests in real-time. It is important to know that the PCR test should not be taken more than 96 hours ago before departure.

The Cost of this test is paid by passengers but also make sure to ask your company in UAE for reimbursement. Each passenger is strictly checked at the airport no one is allowed to enter in UAE without a negative PCR test. Bring all reports related to the test make sure to see the list of approved medical labs published on the ICMR website. The test should be in document or certificate form no digital or SMS report will be entertained at the airport.

Travel eligibility

Flights to Dubai will be restricted only to the below passengers traveling to the UAE:

  • UAE nationals
  • Most importantly ICA/GDRFA approved UAE residents; and
  • Any Indian national or national of Nepal or Bhutan destined for UAE or any country in South America or Africa only and holding a valid visa of the destination country.
  • If you recently travel to the UK or Brazil make sure to ask the Airline for a Travel advisory.

ICMR Advisory for sample collection sites:

ICMR has no objection to the adoption of establishing convenient sample collection sites (drive-through centers for sample collection etc.) by the respective State Governments.
However, the following advice is provided by ICMR:

  • The sample collection should be done using the recommended Personal Protective Equipment (PPE).
  • These sites should be disinfected regularly as per the recommended procedures.
  • All recommended biosafety and biosecurity precautions should be implemented.
  • Sample transport to the nearest COVID-19 testing laboratory should be ensured under proper cold-chain conditions and with triple-layered packing.

Approved COVID Test Labs in Delhi

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All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), New Delhi

All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), Sri Aurobindo Marg, Ansari Nagar East, New Delhi,…

Sri Aurobindo Marg, Ansari Nagar East, New Delhi, 110029, Delhi, India

Lady Hardinge Medical College, New Delhi

Lady Hardinge Medical College, Connaught Place, New Delhi, Delhi 110001
Connaught Place, New Delhi, 110001, Delhi, India

Strand Life Sciences, Gurugram

Strand Life Sciences, A-17, Info Technology Park, Sector 34, Gurugram, Haryana 122001
A-17, Info Technology Park, Sector 34, Gurugram, 122001, Haryana, India

Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital, New Delhi

Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital, Type III, President’s Estate, New Delhi, Delhi 110001
Type III, President’s Estate, New Delhi, 110001, Delhi, India

Institute of Liver and Biliary Sciences, New Delhi

D1 ILBS Road, Vasant Kunj, New Delhi, Delhi 110070
D1 ILBS Road, Vasant Kunj, New Delhi, 110070, Delhi, India

National Centre for Disease Control, New Delhi

22, Sham Nath Marg, Civil Lines, New Delhi, Delhi 110054
22, Sham Nath Marg, Civil Lines, New Delhi, 110054, Delhi, India

Army Hospital Research & Referral, New Delhi

Army Hospital Research & Referral, Military Hospital Road, Near Subroto Park, Dhaula Kuan, New…
Subroto Park, New Delhi, 110010, Delhi, India

 

Approved COVID Test Labs in Mumbai

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Thyrocare Technologies Limited, Navi Mumbai

Thyrocare Technologies Limited, D-37/1 MIDC Turbhe Opp Sandoz, MIDC Industrial Area, Sanpada, Navi…

D-37/1 MIDC, Sanpada,Turbhe, Navi Mumbai, 400703, Maharashtra, India

Sir H.N. Reliance Foundation Hospital and Research Center, Mumbai

Reliance Life Sciences Pvt Ltd, MIDC, R-282, Thane – Belapur Rd, T.T.C. Industrial Area, Rabale,…

MIDC, R-282, Thane – Belapur Rd, T.T.C. Industrial Area, Rabale, Navi Mumbai, 400701 , Maharashtra, India

Suburban Diagnostics(INDIA) Pvt. Ltd, Mumbai

2nd Floor Aston, Shastri Nagar, Andheri (W), Mumbai, Maharashtra, India 400053

2nd Floor Aston, Shastri Nagar, Andheri (W), Mumbai, 400053, Maharashtra, India

Metropolis Healthcare Ltd, Mumbai

Metropolis Healthcare Ltd, 4th Floor, Commerical Building 1-A, Kohinoor City Mall, Off LBS Marg,…

4th Floor, Commerical Building 1-A, Kohinoor City Mall, Vidyavihar (West), Mumbai, 400070, Maharashtra, India

Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital Laboratory, Mumbai

Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital Laboratory, Four Bungalows, Andheri (West), Mumbai,…

Four Bungalows, Andheri (West), Mumbai, 400053, Maharashtra, India

iGenetic Diagnostics Pvt. Ltd., Mumbai

1st Floor, krislon House, Off Marol Military Road, Andheri East, Mumbai Maharashtra 400072

Off Marol Military Road, Andheri East, 400072, Maharashtra, India

 

Approved COVID Test Labs in Trivandrum Kerala

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Government Medical College, Trivandrum

Ulloor – Akkulam Rd, near SAT hospital Medical College Junction, Chalakkuzhi, Thiruvananthapuram,…

Ulloor – Akkulam Rd, near SAT hospital Medical College Junction, , Chalakkuzhi, Thiruvananthapuram,, 695011, Kerala, India

Rajiv Gandhi Center for Biotechnology, Thiruvananthapuram

Rajiv Gandhi Center for Biotechnology, Melarannoor Road Behind Central Jail Poojapura, Thycaud,…

Melarannoor Road, Behind Central Jail Poojapura, Thiruvananthapuram, 695014, Kerala, India

Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute for Medical Sciences & Technology, Thiruvananthapuram

Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute for Medical Sciences & Technology, Jai Nagar W Rd, Chalakkuzhi,…

Jai Nagar W Rd, Chalakkuzhi, Thiruvananthapuram, 695011, Kerela, India

State Public Health Laboratory, Trivandrum

Red Cross Road, Rishimangalam, Pattoor, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala 695024

Red Cross Road, Rishimangalam, Pattoor, Thiruvananthapuram, 695024, Kerala , India

Approved COVID Test Labs in Kollam Kerala

District Public Health Laboratory, Kollam

District Public Health Laboratory, Kollam, Chinnakada, Kollam, Kerala 691001

Chinnakada, Kollam, 691001, kerala, India

Department of Molecular Biology, Bishop Benziger Hospital Kollam

Department of Molecular Biology, Bishop Benziger Hospital, Beach Road, Kollam , Kerala 691001

Beach Road, Kollam, 691001, Kerala, India

NS Memorial Institute of Medical Sciences, Palathara

NS Memorial Institute of Medical Sciences, Mylapure, Palathara, Thazhuthala, Kerala 691020

Thazhuthala, Palathara, 691020, Kerala, India

Travancore Medical College Hospital Laboratory, Kollam

Travancore Medical College Hospital Laboratory, NH Bypass, Mylapore, Kollam, Kerala 691020

NH Bypass, Mylapore, Kollam, 691020, Kerala, India

Approved COVID Test Labs in Other Major Indian Cities

Download the list in PDF format if you are unable to find your city in the list. Visit ICMR Map of COVID19 Testing Laboratories, enter your city name the list will popup, blue icon means Private labs and Green Icon means Government designated labs for PCR tests.

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