Singapore Airlines customers departing the UK can now access a dedicated online booking portal for Covid-19 tests, as part of an expanding partnership with Collinson.
PCR tests can be booked for £99 at Heathrow, Manchester, Luton, Stansted, London City and East Midlands airports, as well as at the O2 Arena, with a 36-hour turnaround for results.
The companies launched the partnership in January, initially on outbound departures from Singapore, as well as flights from Jakarta and Medan to the city-state, with Hong Kong since having been added.
The link to the portal is available on SIA’s website and app, as well as being included in booking confirmations and pre-departure emails (although note that customers booking through travel agency partners will need to book their tests independently).
Singapore Airlines said that “customers will receive their test results through the same secure portal, which will then generate a digital certificate and a QR code that is to be presented to airport staff upon check-in”. There is also the option to print out results to present to airport staff.
Commenting on the news Mohamed Rafi MAR, General Manager UK and Ireland, Singapore Airlines, said:
“Expanding the one-stop pre-departure testing portal to our UK based customers is part of our ongoing efforts to provide passengers with a vital service during this time. By housing all necessary pre-departure information on one platform, our passengers can enjoy a much more streamlined and seamless booking and pre-flight experience with Singapore Airlines”.
Last week Collinson became the first private provider to offer the mandatory Covid-19 tests currently required for all arrivals into the UK.
It means that travellers can now opt to take the first of their two required RT-PCR tests as soon as they arrive into Heathrow, Manchester, Stansted, London City, Luton or East Midlands airports.