Covid testing launched at Newcastle Airport
The decision to have passengers tested is made as many destinations now require passengers to take a negative Covid-19 test.
Airport managers hope the new pre-travel service will provide the public with an inexpensive and reliable way to travel, in partnership with Newcastle-based companies NPH Group and MDNA Life Sciences.
Tests conducted by the NPH Group are now available for booking and passengers will be able to visit the testing facility at the airport starting Tuesday 1st December. The tests cost £ 99.
“/>Passengers arriving from Newcastle Airport can have a Covid-19 test before their flight.
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Richard Knight, the chief operating officer at Newcastle Airport, said they wanted to make testing as easy as possible for passengers.
He said: “Spain, the Canary Islands and some other destinations require passengers to have a negative Covid-19 test no later than 72 hours before arrival.
“We want to make traveling to their destination as easy as possible for our passengers. Because of this, we’ve worked hard to build a relationship with two experienced and respected local companies with Covid-19 testing facilities.
“/> The new test facility at the airport is located in the” Premium Meet and Greet “car park.
“Unlike post-tests, the tests provided by the NPH Group and MDNA Life Sciences are performed by trained clinicians, which reduces the likelihood of an inconclusive result.
He added, “We have worked hard to ensure that the PCR test is as easy as possible for passengers.
“People can just visit our website to book a test at a convenient time. You can then arrive for your test and receive your results via email within 36 to 48 hours. “
The test area is located in the “Premium Meet and Greet” multi-storey car park and free on-site parking is available.
It is supported by a state-of-the-art testing laboratory that is easily accessible from the airport to ensure that the price is kept to a minimum and that the results can be implemented quickly.