Manchester Airports Group (MAG) has announced that it will more than treble the number of testing sites at its airports ahead of the restart of international travel.
The group currently has one testing site at each airport, but is set to increase this to 11 across Manchester, East Midlands and London Stansted, with Randox joining its existing partner Collinson to operate the sites.
The majority of the centres are expected to be open by early July, with other facilities opening “in line with increase in passenger numbers”.
The centres will comprise a combination of walk-in and drive-through facilities and offer a range of tests for arrival and departure. These will include packages for ‘amber’ and ‘green’ list countries, Collinson’s same day rapid LAMP Test to Release offering, and Randox’s rapid 1-3 hour PCR test.
PCR tests start from £60, and tests can be booked online.
Brad Miller, Managing Director of MAGO, said:
“We are pleased to be increasing our testing facilities at all three of our airports ahead of international travel re-starting in earnest. Our partnership with Collinson has proved to be successful since launching in December and we are delighted to be welcoming Randox on board. This new partnership means customers flying through our airports have a wide range of options to suit their circumstances.
“By offering both arrival and departure tests, as well as a choice of walk-through and drive-through test centres, passengers know they can select whatever it is they need to make their trip as stress-free as possible. We are looking forward to working with both partners and hope to get Britain flying again as soon as possible. Finally, I’d like to thank all of the staff and colleagues involved from all organisations, in delivering these new services.”
See a breakdown of the testing centres, and costs of tests, at each airport below:
|Manchester||The Station – Walk-through
Runger Lane – Drive-through
JetParks Ringway – Drive-through
A further walk-through centre will open in the summer
|East Midlands||Administration Building – Walk-through
Long Stay 1 – Drive-through
JetParks 2 – Drive-through
|London Stansted||Terminal – Walk-through
Short Stay Yellow – Walk-through
JetParks Zones T & P – Drive-through
JetParks Zones R & X – Drive-through
- Departures – PCR (48 hours) – £65
- Departures – LAMP – £65
- Departures – Antigen – £30
- Departures – Antibody – £25
- Arrivals – Green Arrival (Day 2) – £75
- Arrivals – Amber Arrival (Day 2 and 8 package) – £130
- Arrivals – Test to Release (same day) – £75
- Departures – PCR (1-3 hours) / (12 hours) / (next day) – £95 / £70 / £60
- Departures – LAMP – £70
- Departures – Antigen – £39
- Departures – Antibody – £39
- Arrivals – Green Arrival (Day 2) – £60
- Arrivals – Amber Arrival (Day 2 and 8 package) – £120
- Arrivals – Test to Release (12 hours) – £60
Note that prices are subject to change.
For more information on airports offering Covid-19 tests, see our feature: