Southend Airport has opened a private Covid testing ‘not-for-profit’ site.
The test is available to passengers for £105 and non-passengers at £125. This price includes on-site testing by qualified clinicians, same day courier to the lab in Norwich, results and certification.
Glyn Jones, CEO London Southend Airport, said: “We have seen a surge in bookings and have received several queries regarding PCR testing onsite.
“With certificates required for many destinations and the opportunity to reduce quarantine time when arriving to the UK, we anticipate the test facility will be well received.”
The tests are conducted by Prenetics, a leading international digital and diagnostics company which is widely recognised for operating to the gold standard in the testing field and was recently approved by government for the Test to Release travel quarantine reduction programme.
The airport is reviewing LAMP testing and antigen testing in line with latest government guidance.
Where quarantine is necessary on arrival into the UK, from 15 December, the 10-day period can be reduced with a private negative Covid 19 test. This is also a benefit to Brits returning from abroad but must be conducted by a Government approved provider such as Prenetics.