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These airlines are offering discounted Covid tests

21 Jan 2022 by Hannah Brandler
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Although vaccines and boosters are being rolled out across the world, it is possible that you will need to present a negative Covid-19 test should you wish to travel for work or leisure. Note that some countries do not require a test for entry – see:

Where can I travel without a Covid-19 test?

There are various tests on offer which range in price and accuracy. See our feature Which Covid-19 tests allow you to travel’ for more details.

Some airlines offer discounts on tests when you book a reservation with them. Here we round up the various offers available. We will keep this page regularly updated with the latest news.

Note that some airlines also have deals with airport testing centres – see our feature Which airports are offering Covid-19 tests’ for further information.

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American Airlines

The airline has partnered with several providers. See this page on its website for more information

Covid-19 testing

Qured provides portable rapid antigen test kits which use a diagnostic lateral flow device (LFD) to detect a protein found inside the virus. The kits are self-administered with a supervised video call for guidance.

Customers can use the kits to travel to foreign destinations that accept antigen tests. The results are available within 20 minutes of collecting the sample. See our review of the service with AA’s joint business and Oneworld partner British Airways here.

How much does it cost?

Use promo code AATRAVEL10 at the checkout to receive a 10 per cent discount. The test will cost £26.

aa.com

British Airways A350

British Airways

The airline has partnered with various home testing providers for travellers needing a Covid-19 test for flights departing from the UK.

This list has been updated so many times in response to changing government guidelines that you should check the page on British Airways’ website

You can find it at Covid-19 tests

How much does it cost?

Pre-departure PCR Lateral flow tests UK arrivals

Day 2

UK arrivals

Day 2 and 8

Test to release Location
Chronomics

Discount automatically applied

£15.19 £15.19 Home tests
CityDoc

Discount code: BA35

£54.99 £14.50 £14.50

 

£104.99 Home tests and London clinics
Collinson

Discount code: BA20OFF

£55.20 £19.60

£32 (supervised)

£19.60 £110.40 £76 (LAMP) At airport and home tests
Eurofins

Discount code: BA2021

£35.91 £17.91

£26.91 (supervised)

£17.91 £93.96 £40.41 Home tests and test centres
Cignpost Express Test

Discount code: BAOFFER

£56.64 £33.60 (supervised) £25 £123.84 £66.24 At airport and test centres
Halo

Discount code: HALOBA16

£74.76 £133.56 £74.76 Home tests
Medicspot

Discount code: BA

£69.30 (PCR) US only $76.30 Home tests
Excalibur

Discount automatically applied

£38.95 £12.95 £12.95 £75 £38.95 Home tests
Qured

Discount code: BATRAVEL15

£54.40 £18.70

£24.65 (supervised)

£16.58 £108.80 Home tests
Randox

Discount code: BritishAirways

£34.99 £14.50 £14.50 £86 £43 Home tests and in-clinic
Screen4

Discount code (PCR): BAPCR

(Lateral flow): BAANT

£45 £18

£24 (supervised)

£90 £45 Home tests and in-clinic

We have reviewed three different services from Qured.

ba.com

Easyjet A321 neo

Easyjet

The low cost carrier has a page with discount codes.

You’ll find that page at its Covid-19 Travel Hub

How much does it cost?

Randox: Use code Easyjet2021. Pre-departure PCR £30 (in-clinic), £43 (home test); Day 2 PCR £43; Day 2 lateral flow £17.50

Collinson: Use code EASY20OFF and EASY20 for supervised antigen tests. Pre-departure PCR £55.20; Rapid PCR £66; lateral flow £32; Day 2 antigen £19.60 (£32 supervised); Day 2 PCR £55.20

easyjet.com

Finnair aircraft taking off from Manchester airport

Finnair

The carrier has a page outlining its offers, including airport testing partnerships. You can find that here:

Coronavirus testing

The carrier also partnered with Finnish healthcare service company Pihlajalinna and Terveystalo with customers getting discounted prices.

Pihlajalinna

  • Customers are directed to the service via Finnair’s website, where they will be able to choose their closest clinic for a PCR or antigen test. They will need to fill in their Finnair booking reference and present the flight booking at the testing point.
  • Customers will receive the result and a certificate in English via secure email within three hours of sampling for the rapid antigen test, and within 24 hours for the PCR test, if the result is negative.

Terveystalo

  • Customers can book a PCR test with a certificate, and a test-only option (without the certificate fulfilling the destination country’s requirement). Travellers can pay for the test using Finnair Plus points by purchasing a voucher at the Finnair shop before visiting the clinic.
  • In the capital area of Finland, you will receive your result in 12 hours from testing and elsewhere in Finland in 30 hours on average.
  • The airline promises that the result and certificate will be ready in 12 hours in the capital of Finland, and in 30 hours on average elsewhere in Finland.

How much does it cost?

Pihlajalinna

  • PCR €93
  • Rapid antigen test €80

Terveystalo

  • PCR test €149
  • Rapid antigen test €114.10
  • IgM antibody test €80.10
  • Paper certificate €10
  • General fit-to-fly certificate €46.50 plus the doctor’s appointment fee

finnair.com

Customer being served at a test centre (image provided by Iberia)

Iberia

The carrier is offering preferential rates on tests for UK customers via five providers: Melio UK, Express Test, Medicspot, Randox and Halo. Customers are directed to the services via Iberia’s website.

How much does it cost?

Melio Health: PCR £110

Express Test: £60-99 depending on the airport

Medicspot: enter discount code IBERIA. Pre-departure PCR £75; Antigen/Day 2 lateral flow £17

Randox: enter discount code IBERIA. Pre-departure PCR £50 (in-clinic), £43 (home test); lateral flow £17.50

Halo: enter discount code IBERIA. PCR £74.76; Lateral flow £25

iberia.com

Malaysia Airlines A350-900

Malaysia Airlines

The airline has partnered with Randox and Express Test to offer discounted tests.

How much does it cost?

Randox: Use the code MALAYSIA2021. Pre-departure PCR £43; Antigen/Day 2 lateral flow £17.50

malaysiaairlines.com

Ryanair aircraft

Ryanair

The carrier has partnered with Randox to offer discounts.

Randox provides home test kits which can be delivered by mail and dropped off at a large number of points across the country.

How much does it cost?

Enter the discount code FLYRYANAIR

Pre-departure PCR £43; antigen/Day 2 lateral flow £17.50

In-clinic PCR £50; lateral flow £30

ryanair.com

Singapore-Airlines-A350-at-Manchester-Airport-low-res

Singapore Airlines

Singapore Airlines has arranged a discount with Collinson.

Enter discount code SIA20OFF

Pre-departure PCR £55.20; Rapid PCR £66; lateral flow £32; Day 2 antigen £19.60 (£32 supervised); Day 2 PCR £55.20

Tui

Tui

The UK tour operator has secured discounted PCR and antigen Covid-19 tests from Chronomics, Randox, Express Test, Klarity, Screen4.

See its testing page here: Covid-19 testing

How much does it cost?

Chronomics: requires a package holiday booking and confirmation number. Antigen/lateral flow £15

Klarity: Day 2 lateral flow £14.95

Screen4: Antigen/lateral flow £18 (£23 in-clinic); PCR £45 (£60 in-clinic)

Randox: use discount code TUI2021. Antigen/lateral flow £14.50 click and collect (£17.50 home delivery; £30 in-clinic); PCR £34.99 click and collect (£43 home delivery; £50 in-clinic)

Express Test: use discount code TUI22. PCR £56.64 in-clinic.

tui.co.uk

Virgin Atlantic

Virgin Atlantic

Virgin Atlantic has partnered with UK health firm Prenetics to offer at-home tests and packages based on the UK’s new traffic light system.

A dedicated microsite helps customers navigate the testing requirements required for their destination.

Customers can use the filter on the website to select the country they are travelling to and choose whether it’s a one-way or return trip. The site will then show the specific tests required for travel and will present the most suitable test bundle.

The testing packages are based on the current requirements, and will be subject to regular review.

Note that some countries will accept self-tests but other will only accept tests performed by a medical clinician.

How much does it cost?

Pre-departure antigen/Day 2 lateral flow £17 (£27 for supervised video); PCR £55 (£69 in-clinic)

virginatlantic.com

Wizz Air

Wizz Air

The low cost carrier has secured discounted PCR Covid-19 tests from Randox. The airline is offering both home PCR kits and in-clinic appointments with the testing provider.

How much does it cost?

Enter the code WIZZ90. Pre-departure PCR £45; antigen/lateral flow £17.50.

wizzair.com

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