Dublin airport is to open walk-in and drive-through Covid-19 testing facilities later this week.

From Thursday the facilities will offer PCR and LAMP tests from €99, and will be “fully open to the public, whether they require a test for travel or for another reason”.

The walk-in service is being operated by Randox, and will be located in an existing building close to the Terminal 2 multi-storey car park, while the drive-through facility is being operated by RocDoc, and will be located in the Express Green car park, accessed via the R132 (also known as the Old Airport Road).

Prices, which the airport is keen to stress “are set by the providers of the service”, are as follows:

Randox (walk-through service)

  • PCR test €99 with results in 24-48 hours

RocDoc (Drive-through service)

  • PCR test €129 with results in 24-48 hours
  • LAMP test €149 with results in 12 hours
  • LAMP test express €159 with results in five hours

Dublin airport said that customers will need to pre-book tests in advance via the healthcare companies in question, with links available on the airport’s website.

There is currently capacity for 12,000 tests per day, a figure which will “shortly be expanded to 15,000”.

Explaining the move Dublin Airport Managing Director Vincent Harrison said that “We have been keen to provide testing at Dublin Airport for some time and the Government’s recent decision to grant planning exemption, which we strongly welcome, will enable two testing facilities to open this Thursday”.

The airport also said that “There is a demand for travel-related Covid testing, as several countries now require arriving passengers to have had a negative COVID test result prior to travel”.

It added that “Testing is also one of the elements of the new European Union/European Economic Area traffic light system for travel, which has been adopted by Ireland and other European countries”.

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