Collinson has announced a further expansion of its airport Covid-19 testing facilities, in a move which it says “demonstrates its confidence that the pending announcement from Government regarding the resumption of travel will be positive, with travel returning and the travel sector beginning its recovery”.

The group has launched a new drive-through facility in the APH long-stay car park near Gatwick airport, and next month will add an in-terminal test centre at London Luton, adding to its existing drive-through facility at the airport.

Earlier this month Collinson became the first private provider to offer the mandatory Covid-19 tests currently required for all arrivals into the UK, meaning 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.

Collinson launches in-terminal tests for arrivals into England

The group also recently opened a new test centre at London’s O2 arena.

Commenting on the new David Evans, Joint CEO, Collinson, said:

“Our ongoing work with the aviation and travel industry, coupled with our investment in creating the most flexible, convenient testing processes for passengers coming in and out of the UK goes hand in hand with our commitment to helping the travel industry recover.

“We know that airport testing will be at the heart of this and offers the best way to get passengers back in the air safely. Travel testing is key to a successful summer for both consumers and the industry and we hope that in expanding the testing operations we already have in place, we will confidently meet the expected surge in demand once travel restrictions are lifted.”

For our round-up of test facilities available at airports worldwide, see:

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