Where to Look for Affordable COVID-19 PCR Test For Travel

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Fortunately, England is going to resume its international travelling facility again from 2nd December but this time special safety needs should be followed. Although holidaymakers desperately eager to make international trip yet some countries have made the necessity of negative COVID-19 testreport along with ‘Fit to Fly’ certificates to offer the entry permission.

Moreover the travellers are not allowed to utilise the free NHS service to screen for COVID-19. They influence the people to visit any clinic to perform private COVID test for Travel. But this will cost around £150 and is not affordable at all.

However, a number of companies want to offer the testing service at discounted or subsidised costs to make it bearable for everyone.  Read on this blog to check where the passengers can obtain reasonable cost for COVID PCR swab test.   

Wizz Air

This affordable airline partner collaborates with the Confirm Testing for facilitating rapid COVID-19 screening and certificates at discounted price. From 27th November, the people of UK longing for the negative PCR swab test report so that the quarantine window can be reduced significantly. Even the passengers can get the access to the promotion code for purchasing Confirm Testing kit at affordable costs.

Wizz Air offers ‘Fit to Fly’ package involving PCR testing and certificate to the customers at £85 rather than its original price of £110.  This test kit contains a swab and a saline bottle. A request form, sample label, clear specimen packet and protective packing bag and return envelope stated with prepaid shipping are other things can be found in the screening kit.

The customers who need negative test report prior to 72-96 hours of travelling order for the kits must be placed in advance to store in home so that it can be used on time. This will ensure you with no delay to board on the flight.

However, it is always advised to fix the appointment 5-day before flight so that it can be undergone and report gets delivered on time by Royal Mail and that too before flight.    

Gatwick Airport

The Long Stay Car Parck has been transformed into COVID-19 screening house in the South Terminal by Gatwick. It is done so to offer lab-analysed and accurate PCR swab testing facility. From 30th November, the service is opened for passengers along with residents and employees of Gatwick.

It is meticulously designed to offer negative test report certificate to the passengers so that they can fly abroad freely. Even it satisfies the requirements of test and release post-arrival scheme of the UK government which results in minimising the quarantine time window for the travellers after the return from the foreign tour.

The employees and passengers from Gatwick will have to pay £60 as subsidised charge for using the test screening facility. On the other hand, the public can use it at just £99. Even the passengers can obtain group discount with 30% off only on the group of 4 or more who will want to avail the screening.

However same day testing facility is not available. Hence the passengers are advised to fix the appointment prior to 48-96 hours of the boarding time.   

Edinburgh Airport

Much identical test scheme has been announced for the travellers by Edinburgh Airport. It establishes a screening point near situated before the terminal of FastPark area dedicated to car parking. Since 25th November, COVID-19 test for travel is offered to every member, staff and passengers at great discounts. A subsidised rate of £60 and £80 is charged for staffs and travellers respectively.

However, any general person has to pay £99 for the test. Test report will be sent via SMS or email to the customers within 24 hours. But travellers are advised to schedule the appointment before 48-96 hours of the flight to avoid uninterrupted delay.    

The Sofitel at London Heathrow

Test and rest stays is offering to the travellers by The Sofitel at London Heathrow. It includes a nightstay at hotel to undergo PCR test with complimentary breakfast! After arriving at the Terminal 5 hotel, travellers have to undergo self-administered test by spitting in the tube. Then the collected sample will be sent at the lab of Imperial College in London where it will be analysed overnight.

Then Halo, the biotech firm will deliver the test report. So, it is necessary to download the app after checking-in the hotel. It is directly associated with the test, thus travel certificate and test report will be available in this app. It allows the travellers to board on their respective flight who found as negative. It comes at just £179 along with double room accommodation.   

 Tui

Being the largest tour operator in the UK it has collaborated with Randox only to provide discounts on at-home PCR testing kits to its customers. Randox takes the responsibility to deliver the kits at customers’ doorsteps with guaranteed next-day delivery.

However, order should be placed within working days (not on bank holidays) and also within 12 pm. The actual price of the kit is £120. But by making use of special discount code 30% off can be obtained which makes it available at just £84. But, apart from these airlines, you can also visit STI Clinic London to obtain premium COVID 19 PCR test for travel at feasible costs. If you have to travel abroad then choose your airlines and obviously undergo COVID-19 screening to obtain negative test report and travel certificate. This will guarantee your entry to the country you are about to travel.

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