British Airways has added a new provider to its list of discounted Covid-19 testing providers, offering at-home tests administered by specialists.
The airline’s customers will now have access to Wren Healthcare’s tests at a reduced rate of £129 (rather than £169) for pre-departure PCR tests – see the costs of the other tests in the table below. Once ordered, the provider will book a slot for the specialist to visit the customer’s home to take a PCR sample, which the specialist will transport to the lab.
Results will be available within 24 hours. Customers can also visit the clinic instead for £99.
Tom Stevens, British Airways’ Director of Brand and Customer Experience, commented:
“We are committed to exploring ways to make sure that our customers have access to affordable tests that suit their needs. We know that sourcing and sending PCR tests away shortly before travel can make people anxious. We are pleased to have found and negotiated a reduced price option for those who would prefer to take a test in the comfort of their own home or in a clinic, safe in the knowledge they will be delivered straight to a lab for rapid and reliable results.”
The airline already offers a variety of discounted tests, which range from in-clinic and airport services to home tests via postal service. See more information on its testing page here, or check out the prices below:
|Leaving the UK||Testing outside the UK||UK arrivals
|UK arrivals Amber (PCR)||Test to release||Testing options|
|£120||£125||Home tests & London Clinics|
|Collinson||£66 (PCR)||£66||£132||£76||At airport|
|Eurofins||£40.41 (PCR)||Home tests|
|Express test||£57 (PCR)||£66||£124||£66||At airport and test centres|
|Halo||£76.76 (PCR)||£76.76||£149.52||£76.76||Home tests|
|LetsGetChecked||£69.30 (PCR)||US only $76.30||Home tests|
|Medicspot||£84.15 (PCR)||£38.25||£109.65||£186.15||£84.15||Home tests|
|£33 (antigen)||£84||£178.50||Home tests|
|Randox||£43 (PCR)||£43||£86||£43||Home tests|
|Wren Healthcare||£99 (PCR in clinic)
£129 (PCR home visit)
In clinic or home visits
The airline has also become the first to trial a new ultra-rapid Covid-19 antigen test which displays results within 25 seconds.
See our round-up of airlines offering discounted Covid-19 tests: