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Which airports are offering Covid-19 tests?

1 Jun 2021 by Hannah Brandler
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Travellers will have to get used to testing requirements should they wish to travel for work or leisure in the next year or so before the various vaccines are rolled out to the entire population.

While hotels around the world are offering ‘rest and test’ packages to encourage stays amid the pandemic, airports too are facilitating travel by setting up Covid-19 testing centres – from walk-in facilities to drive-through services and rapid tests in departure and arrival lounges.

Here, we round up the airports featuring such facilities, telling you how they work, where they are located and the cost of the various services on offer.

Keep in mind that not all Covid-19 tests permit entry into every country around the world. See our feature “Which Covid-19 tests allow you to travel” to find out all the different requirements.

Aberdeen International airport

How does it work?

The airport has partnered with ICTS UK and Ireland and TAC Healthcare Group to offer PCR Park and Test and antigen tests in the terminals. Customers will have to book appointments in advance directly through the airport’s individual website.

Location and opening hours?

Within the Granite City Restaurant in the main terminal building.

How much does it cost and how long do results take?

The PCR test costs £80, and results are available within 24 hours.

The antigen test costs £55, with results within 15 minutes.

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Athens International airport

How does it work?

The airport has a PCR testing centre for arriving and departing passengers. Visitors will need to register and pay online for the test in advance of arriving. This is also available at Thessaloniki airport.

Location and opening hours?

Athens Medical Centre in Arrivals between exits 2 and 3. Open daily from 0700-2300.

Thessaloniki airport Arrivals level. Open daily 1000-1800.

How much does it cost and how long do results take?

The test costs €60, and results are available within 24 hours.

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Abu Dhabi International airport

How does it work?

The airport has partnered with Pure Health and Tamouh Healthcare to launch an on-site RT-PCR testing lab, offering rapid tests to all passengers arriving at both terminals 1 and 3 and airport staff.

Location and opening hours?

Terminals 1 and 3. Opening hours have not been given.

How much does it cost and how long do results take?

The test is free for arriving passengers, with results available within 90 minutes.

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George Best Belfast City airport

Belfast City airport

How does it work?

The airport has partnered with healthcare firm Randox to provide PCR and antigen (lateral flow) tests.

Location and opening hours?

The centre is currently being built by H and J Martin Asset Management Services, and it will include a resting area for passengers who have taken their test.

How much does it cost and how long do results take?

The airport has not listed the price of the tests, but Randox’s website states that the PCR tests cost £85, with results within 24 hours, and antigen tests cost €49, with results in an hour.

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Randox testing

Belfast International

How does it work?

The airport has partnered with healthcare firm Randox to provide PCR tests.

Location and opening hours?

The centre is located at the Maldron Hotel on site at Belfast International airport.

How much does it cost and how long do results take?

The PCR tests cost £85, and include free parking, with results within 24 hours.

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Birmingham airport

Birmingham airport

How does it work?

The airport has partnered with Express Test to set up a walk-in PCR and antigen testing facility. Customers are advised to schedule a PCR test 48-96 hours prior to their departure time, and will be emailed a ‘Fit to Fly’ certificate that is authorised by a doctor, along with their test result if they test negative.

The rapid antigen test should be taken no more than four hours before the flight.

Tests can be booked at expresstest.co.uk, and customers will be sent a QR to take along to the appointment, along with passport ID.

Location and opening hours?

The centre is located in the terminal building via the entrance at Door A. Customers are advised to park in Car Park 1 to use this facility. This should not be confused with the NHS drive-through testing facility in Car Park 5, which is not designed for pre-departure testing.

How much does it cost and how long do results take?

The PCR tests cost £80, with results “by 10pm the next day” though “could take up to 48 hours”.

The antigen tests cost £50, with results within 30 minutes.

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Boston Logan International airport

How does it work?

The airport has partnered with XpresCheck to provide PCR tests, antibody tests, and rapid molecular tests (Abbott ID Now).

Location and opening hours?

In the airport’s International Arrival area in Terminal E. Open from 1000-1800 Monday-Friday.

How much does it cost and how long do results take?

PCR and antibody test results are available within 48-72 hours while rapid test results are available within 15 minutes.

The XpresCheck tests are free if covered by insurance. If not, the PCR and antibody tests cost US$75 each (or US$90 together), while the rapid test costs US$200.

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Mumbai Airport

Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International airport

How does it work?

The Mumbai airport is offering PCR testing for all international arriving passengers. During this time, passengers will be offered complimentary food and drink from a special menu in the lounge.

Location and opening hours?

In T2 Arrivals Lounge Area. Open 24/7.

How much does it cost and how long do results take?

The test costs £40, with results available within eight hours

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Chicago O'Hare airport (courtesy of the airport's media centre)

Chicago O'Hare International/Chicago Midway International airport

How does it work?

The airports have partnered with Doctors Test Centre and Simple Laboratories to provide PCR and rapid antigen tests later in December. The testing centres will be limited to travellers and airport employees, with test recipients required to show proof of flying or airport employment.

Location and opening hours?

This is still being finalised but the airports have released information stating that there will be a walk-up centre at each airport, and an additional drive-through site at O’Hare.

How much does it cost and how long do results take?

The costs have not been unveiled yet.

The rapid antigen test will provide results within 20 minutes, and the PCR test within 72 hours.

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Dublin airport

Dublin airport

How does it work?

The airport has both walk-in and drive-through facilities offering PCR, LAMP (Loop-mediated Isothermal Amplification) and antigen tests to passengers and the general public. Tests must be booked in advance via healthcare companies Randox and Roc Doc.

Location and opening hours?

Randox walk-in service: in an existing building close to the Terminal 2 short-term car park.

Roc Doc drive-through centre: Green car park (an in-clinic test is also available).

See available time slots online.

How much does it cost and how long do results take?

The cost depends on how quickly you need the results.

Randox: PCR test costs €89, with results within 24 hours. Antigen test costs €49, with results in an hour.

Roc Doc: PCR test costs €129, with results available within 24-48 hours. Antigen test costs €89, with results within 60 minutes.

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Dusseldorf airport

How does it work?

The airport has partnered with Centogene to set up a PCR testing centre for departing or arriving passengers and the general public. You do not need to make an appointment in advance, but you must register online here.

Location and opening hours?

Terminal C, public area on departure level. Open daily from 0700-2100.

How much does it cost and how long do results take?

The test costs €59, with results available within 24 hours.

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Edinburgh Airport Express Test facility

Edinburgh airport

How does it work?

The airport has partnered with Express Test to set up a walk-up and drive-through PCR facility. Customers are advised to schedule a test 48-96 hours prior to their departure time, and will be emailed a ‘Fit to Fly’ certificate that is authorised by a doctor, along with their test result if they test negative.

Tests can be booked at expresstest.co.uk, and customers will be sent a QR to take along to the appointment, along with passport or employee ID.

Location and opening hours?

Walk-up centre located in departures area. Open daily from 0800-1800.

Drive-through located in front of the terminal in the Fast Park area of the car park. Open daily from 1000-1800.

How much does it cost and how long do results take?

PCR test costs £99, with results available ‘typically by 10pm the following day’.

Antigen test costs £50, with results in 30 minutes.

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Frankfurt Airport

Frankfurt airport

How does it work?

The airport has partnered with Centogene to offer PCR tests and rapid antigen tests to all travellers. Customers must first register at corona.centogene.com.

Note that passengers booked on selected Lufthansa flights from Munich to Hamburg will undero mandatory testing before boarding.

Location and opening hours?

The pedestrian bridge connecting Terminal 1 and the mainline railway station. Open daily from 0600-2000 (antigen test 0600-1800 daily).

How much does it cost and how long do results take?

The cost depends on how quickly you need the results.

PCR test costs €69 for results within 24 hours. Results within 12 hours costs €79, and results within six hours costs €139.

Antigen test costs €59, with results available in two and a half hours.

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Glasgow airport

Glasgow airport

How does it work?

The airport has partnered with ICTS UK and Ireland and TAC Healthcare Group to offer PCR Park and Test and antigen tests in the terminals. Customers will have to book appointments in advance directly through the airport’s individual website. It is only possible to book a test from March 27, 2021 at 1000.

Location and opening hours?

On the first floor of the terminal before security.

The airport also has a drive-through facility for PCR tests which is located in the short stay car park 2.

How much does it cost and how long do results take?

The PCR test costs £80, and results are available within 24 hours.

The antigen test costs £55, with results within 15 minutes.

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Hong Kong International airport

How does it work?

The airport has partnered with biotech company Prenetics (as seen at Heathrow) to offer rapid PCR tests for departing travellers. Customers must arrive at the designated venue at the airport at least four hours prior to boarding. Bookings are available up to two weeks in advance and are strongly recommended. The results can be uploaded to digital health passes, where available, and will be accepted anywhere a PCR test is required, according to Prenetics.

Prenetics will be joined by a second test provider, Raffles Medical Group, on December 21. Raffles will offer a 24-hour turnaround time for test specimens collected before noon each day.

Location and opening hours?

The Prenetics testing is carried out at Terminal 1 L5 Counter A03 (opposite Arrivals Hall A). Open daily from 0930-1800.

The Raffles Medical Group testing will be carried out at Terminal 1 L6, 6T104 (accessed by lifts near L7 departures level Aisle A). Open daily from 0700-2359.

How much does it cost and how long do results take?

The Prenetics test costs HK$499, and results are available within two hours.

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Istanbul airport

Istanbul airport

How does it work?

The airport is offering PCR, antibody and antigen tests in partnership with Safak Medical Group, Biotest and TRG International Health Services.

For a PCR test, travellers must visit the on-site test centre and click on the “I want to get tested button” to receive a queue number. They can then pay with cash or credit card, and get a barcode by registering at the counter. The test will then be carried out, and travellers will have to request another queue number by clicking on the “I wish to get my test results button”.

Turkish citizens can learn their test results by logging into the enabiz.gov.tr​ system. Foreign nationals can get a printed result from the information desk where they had their tests.

Location and opening hours?

The arrivals floor, exit gate number 14. Open 24 hours.

How much does it cost and how long do results take?

PCR test costs approximately £22, with results available in three hours.

Antibody test costs approximately £26, with results available within 35-45 minutes.

Antigen test costs approximately £15, with results available within 20 minutes.

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Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen

How does it work?

The airport is offering PCR, antibody and antigen tests in partnership with Smartlab.

Turkish citizens can learn their test results by logging into the enabiz.gov.tr​ system. Foreign nationals can get a printed result from the information desk where they had their tests.

Smartlab says that “depending on your flight time, you can apply to [the] test centre on the arrivals level without an appointment”

Location and opening hours?

The arrivals level.

How much does it cost and how long do results take?

The PCR test costs approximately £22, with results within two and half hours.

Antigen and antibody tests cost approximately £15, with results within 20 minutes.

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John F. Kennedy International airport

How does it work?

As with Boston Logan International, JFK has partnered with XpresCheck to provide PCR, antibody and rapid tests.

JFK also has a free walk-in testing centre in Terminal 5 operated by NYC Health and Hospitals, with clinicians offering PCR tests with no appointment necessary.

Location and opening hours?

The XpresCheck testing centre is located in Terminal 4, Level 1. Open from 1000-1800 Monday-Friday.

The NYC Health and Hospitals testing centre is located in Terminal 5. Open daily from 0900-1900. (LaGuardia airport has the same service on the first floor of the Terminal B car park).

How much does it cost and how long do results take?

The NYC Health and Hospitals test is free-of-charge to all passengers with no insurance required. The results are shared  within 48 hours.

The XpresCheck tests are free if covered by insurance. If not, the PCR and antibody tests cost US$75 each (or US$90 together), while the rapid test costs US$200. PCR and antibody test results are available within 48-72 hours while rapid test results are available within 15 minutes.

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Keflavik International Airport Terminal and the Nest Jet art sculpture (iStock)

Keflavik airport

How does it work?

This airport in Iceland provides a PCR test for international arrivals. Travellers are encouraged to pre-register before arriving in Iceland to shorten waiting times.

Note that arrivals to Iceland must undergo another test at health centres across the country after five days’ quarantine.

Location and opening hours?

The testing centre is located in the arrivals hall. See available time slots online.

How much does it cost and how long do results take?

The results of the test are available within 12 hours.

The test costs approximately £52 if paid in advance, and £65 at the point of entry. This includes the charge for the second test.

The tests will be free-of-charge from December 1 until January 30, 2021 to “encourage people to be tested rather than to commit to a period in quarantine”.

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London Gatwick airport

How does it work?

The airport is providing an ‘Express Test’ service for passengers, staff and local residents. The centre will carry out PCR tests, with customers are advised to schedule a test 48-96 hours prior to their departure flight. Tests can be booked at expresstest.co.uk, and customers will be sent a QR to take along to the appointment.

The airport has also partnered with Collinson to offer four types of tests – antibody, antigen, LAMP and PCR. Passengers will need to set up an account and book their test online at collinsongroup.com before beginning their journey to the airport. The sample is processed onsite by staff from one of Collinson’s biotech partners, Prenetics.

Collinson is also offering the mandatory Covid-19 tests currently required for all arrivals into the UK, allowing travellers to take the first of their two required RT-PCR tests (the Day 2 test) as soon as they arrive at the airport. The Day 8 test must be carried out by the same provider.

It is also possible to get a test at Boots (pre-booking required), while the airport’s Hilton and Sofitel hotels are offering “Test and Rest” packages that include PCR self-testing.

Location and opening hours?

Express Test is located at the South Terminal’s long-stay car park. Open daily from 1000-1800.

Collinson Testing centre is located at a new drive-through facility in the APH long-stay car park on Copthorne Road. Open daily from 0800-1800.

Boots offers tests at its South Terminal arrivals branch. See time slots online.

How much does it cost and how long do results take?

Express Test:

PCR test costs £99, with results available typically by 10pm the following day.

Antigen test costs £50, with results in 30 minutes.

Collinson Tests:

Antibody test costs £40, with results available within 45 minutes.

Antigen test costs £59, with results available within 45 minutes.

LAMP test costs £85, with results available in 90 minutes.

PCR test costs £99, with results available within 48 hours.

RT-PCR package (includes Day 2 and Day 8 tests) costs £198.

Boots charges £120 for a PCR test, with results available in 48 hours, and £80 for an antigen test, with results on the same day.

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London Heathrow airport

How does it work?

The UK airport has partnered with Collinson to offer four types of tests – antibody, antigen, LAMP and PCR. Passengers will need to set up an account and book their test online at collinsongroup.com before beginning their journey to the airport. The sample is processed onsite by staff from one of Collinson’s biotech partners, Prenetics.

Collinson is also offering the mandatory Covid-19 tests currently required for all arrivals into the UK, allowing travellers to take the first of their two required RT-PCR tests (the Day 2 test) as soon as they arrive at the airport. The Day 8 test must be carried out by the same provider.

Heathrow has also partnered with Express Test to set up a drive-through PCR facility. Travellers should schedule a test 48-72 hours prior to their departure time and those who screen negative will be emailed a “Fit to Fly” certificate authorised by a doctor, plus their test result. Tests can be booked at expresstest.co.uk and customers will be sent a QR code to show alongside their passport or employee ID.

Location and opening hours?

The LAMP testing is carried out by Collinson nurses at Terminals 2 and 5. See available time slots online.

The drive-through Express Test centre is located at the airport’s N4 car park. opposite the exit to Business Parking (T2 and 3) on Northern Perimeter Road (off Bath Road). Open daily from 1000-1800.

How much does it cost and how long do results take?

Collinson tests:

Antibody test costs £40, with results available within 45 minutes.

Antigen test costs £59, with results available within 45 minutes.

LAMP test costs £85, with results available in 90 minutes.

PCR test costs £99, with results available within 48 hours.

RT-PCR package (includes Day 2 and Day 8 tests) costs £198.

Express Test:

PCR test costs £99, with results typically by 2200 the following day.

Antigen test costs £50, with results in 30 minutes.

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London Luton airport

London Luton airport

How does it work?

Luton has also partnered with Collinson to open a drive-through screening facility and walk-in centre offering four types of tests – antibody, antigen, LAMP and PCR. Passengers will need to book their test at collinsongroup.com before setting off for the airport.

Collinson is also offering the mandatory Covid-19 tests currently required for all arrivals into the UK, allowing travellers to take the first of their two required RT-PCR tests (the Day 2 test) as soon as they arrive at the airport. The Day 8 test must be carried out by the same provider.

Location and opening hours?

The drive-through is open daily from 0900-1700 in the mid-stay car park.

The walk-in centre is located inside the terminal building and clearly sign-posted. Open daily from 0500-1845.

How much does it cost and how long do results take?

Antibody test costs £40, with results available within 45 minutes.

Antigen test costs £59, with results available within 45 minutes.

LAMP test costs £85, with results available in 90 minutes.

PCR test costs £99, with results available within 48 hours.

RT-PCR package (includes Day 2 and Day 8 tests) costs £198.

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London City Airport Staff PPE

London City airport

How does it work?

Collinson is carrying out four types of tests at the airport located in the heart of London – antibody, antigen, LAMP and PCR. Passengers will need to book their test at collinsongroup.com before setting off for the airport.

Collinson is also offering the mandatory Covid-19 tests currently required for all arrivals into the UK, allowing travellers to take the first of their two required RT-PCR tests (the Day 2 test) as soon as they arrive at the airport. The Day 8 test must be carried out by the same provider.

Location and opening hours?

The departures hall in the Main Terminal. See available time slots online.

How much does it cost and how long do results take?

Antibody test costs £40, with results available within 45 minutes.

Antigen test costs £59, with results available within 45 minutes.

LAMP test costs £85, with results available in 90 minutes.

PCR test costs £99, with results available within 48 hours.

RT-PCR package (includes Day 2 and Day 8 tests) costs £198.

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London southend airport

London Southend airport

How does it work?

The airport has partnered with testing company Prenetics to offer onsite PCR tests, with online booking essential. The airport has also stated that it is “also reviewing LAMP testing and Lateral flow testing in line with latest Government guidance”.

Location and opening hours?

The test pod is located on the south side of the airport site. Note that the airport terminal building and train station are both on the east side of the airport site. There will be bright yellow signage directing customers to the entrance of the test centre.

How much does it cost and how long do results take?

The PCR test costs £99, with results available within 24 hours of receipt at the lab.

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Map showing Covid-19 rapid test facilities at Los Angeles International Airport

Los Angeles International airport

How does it work?

Los Angeles International airport has launched a new onsite Covid-19 screening lab with three locations offering PCR tests. Pre-scheduled appointments are recommended at all locations, although “some walk-up appointments may be available at the in-terminal locations based on demand”. The airport also plans to add a rapid antigen test option later in December.

Customers will receive an itemized receipt, which can be submitted to insurance providers for reimbursement where tests are covered by healthcare providers.

Location and opening hours?

There’s a primary lab and collection site located across from Terminal 6 on the Lower/Arrivals level, which returns results in three to five hours. This centre is open from 0800-1800 daily.

There are two further locations (in the Tom Bradley International Terminal on the Upper/Departures level at the check-in counters located in Aisle C, and in Terminal 2’s Lower/Arrivals Level baggage claim area) with results available in “under 24 hours”. These sites are open from 0800-1900 daily.

How much does it cost and how long do results take?

The test costs US$125, with results available within three to five hours or 24 hours depending on location (see above).

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Luxembourg Airport - photographer Claudy Decoux

Luxembourg airport

How does it work?

Upon arrival at Luxembourg airport, passengers will receive a voucher for a Covid-19 test at baggage claim which can be used either for a PCR test or a rapid antigen test. The airport has collaborated with the Laboratoire national de la Santé to carry out the tests.

Location and opening hours?

The PCR test station is located at the exit of the arrivals hall.

The rapid antigen test station is set up at the current exit of the departures hall.

Opening times are based on the flight schedule.

How much does it cost and how long do results take?

The tests are free. Antigen test results are available within three hours, and PCR results within 1-2 days “depending on the capacity of national laboratories”.

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MAG testing facilities

Manchester Airports Group

How does it work?

The UK’s largest airport group has partnered with Collinson to offer four types of test to inbound and outbound passengers at Manchester, London Stansted and East Midlands airports.

The group also offers passengers five per cent off pre-departure RT-PCR tests at selected Boots stores, which customers can access through the airport’s website. The airport’s online booking portal allows passengers to choose the correct test for their specific requirements, stating that this might be at the airport or at one of the Boots stores across the UK.

Collinson is also offering the mandatory Covid-19 tests currently required for all arrivals into the UK, allowing travellers to take the first of their two required RT-PCR tests (the Day 2 test) as soon as they arrive at the airport. The Day 8 test must be carried out by the same provider.

Location and opening hours?

East Midlands airport: Short stay car park 1. Open daily from 0700-1600.

London Stansted airport: Adjacent to WH Smith in Arrivals. Open daily 0700-1900.

Manchester airport: Terminal 1 short stay car park. Open daily 0700-1900.

How much does it cost and how long do results take?

Antibody test costs £40, with results available within 45 minutes.

Antigen test costs £59, with results available within 45 minutes.

LAMP test costs £85, with results available in 90 minutes.

PCR test costs £99, with results available within 48 hours.

RT-PCR package (includes Day 2 and Day 8 tests) costs £198.

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Munich Airport

Munich airport

How does it work?

The airport has two centres offering PCR tests. The Aicher Ambulanz Union (AAU) is offering free-of-charge tests to both the public and passengers. Travellers can also use the ‘Test and Fly’ centre, operated by MVZ Martinsried. Passengers must register online and make an appointment before arriving at the airport. Outside of these hours, departing passengers only can get a PCR, antigen or antibody test by Medicare in the airport’s medical centre.

Note that passengers booked on selected Lufthansa flights from Munich to Hamburg will undergo mandatory testing before boarding.

Location and opening hours?

AAU tests are at level 4 of the Forum of the Munich Airport Centre (MAC). The centre is open daily from 0600-0000.

The ‘Test and Fly’ centre is located in Terminal 2, Level 4. The centre is open daily from 0500-1900.

The out-of-hours Medicare centre is located in Terminal 1, Module E, Level 3.

How much does it cost and how long do results take?

Aicher Ambulanz Union tests are free, with results available within 48 hours.

‘Test and Fly’ costs €128, with results provided within six hours.

Medicare PCR test costs €184, with results available within 24 hours. Antigen test costs €73, with results in 30 minutes. Antibody test costs €67, with results in 20 minutes. Weekend and night surcharges where applicable.

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Singapore Airlines check-in desk at Newark Liberty International Airport

Newark Liberty International airport, New Jersey

How does it work?

Like Boston Logan International and JFK airports, Newark Liberty International has also partnered with XpresCheck to provide PCR, antibody and rapid tests.

Note that passengers booked on selected United Airlines flights from Newark to London Heathrow will undergo mandatory testing before boarding as part of the airline’s transatlantic testing pilot.

Location and opening hours?

The centre is located in Terminal B, Level 3 near the front entrance pre-security. Open from 1000-1800 Monday-Friday.

How much does it cost and how long do results take?

PCR and antibody test results are available within 48-72 hours while rapid test results are available within 15 minutes.

The XpresCheck tests are free if covered by insurance. If not, the PCR and antibody tests cost US$75 each (or US$90 together), while the rapid test costs US$200.

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Newcastle Airport

Newcastle International airport

How does it work?

The airport has partnered with local companies NPH Group and MDNA Life Sciences to provide pre-departure PCR testing services. Travellers must book online here and reserve a slot.

Location and opening hours?

Premium Meet and Greet building at the airport. See available time slots online.

How much does it cost and how long do results take?

The test costs £110 (with parking at the airport included), with results available within 36-48 hours.

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Nice airport

How does it work?

The airport in the Côte d’Azur has an antigen testing centre. This is currently available for passengers travelling to French overseas territories (via Paris Orly and Paris CDG) and Rome. It is also available to all outbound travellers on request.

Passengers must fill out a form on the airport website before arriving, and can get tested up to 90 minutes before departure.

Location and opening hours?

In Terminal 2. Open daily from 0800-1400 Monday-Friday.

How much does it cost and how long do results take?

The tests are free, with results available within 30 minutes.

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Paris Charles de Gaulle and Paris-Orly

How does it work?

The French capital’s airports have partnered with Cerballiance laboratory to set up Covid-19 testing centres. The centres are offering PCR tests and antigen tests up to 72 hours before a flight. Rapid PCR tests are only offered to Orly passengers with a flight ticket for same day travel.

Only departing passengers can use the facilities and they must book appointments online on the doctolib.fr website – passengers need to present flight tickets and booking confirmation.

Location and opening hours?

Paris CDG: Terminal 2E, departures area, opposite gate 17. Open daily 0700-1700 (1200 on Sunday).

Paris Orly: Terminal 4, door 42D on level -1. Open daily 0700-1900.

How much does it cost and how long do results take?

The tests are free.

Results for the PCR tests are available within 48 hours, and within two hours for the antigen tests.

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Portugal's airports

How does it work?

Portugal is offering RT-PCR and antigen tests in the public areas of Lisbon, Faro, Oporto and Madeira airports in partnership with Synlab laboratories.

Location and opening hours?

Lisbon Airport:

Synlab Laboratory (next to CTT). Open from 0600-2200.

P1 car park. Open from 0700-1800.

UCS Laboratory (next to Premium TAP). Open from 0600-2200.

Gate 24 (for transferring passengers only). Open from 0800-1100.

Faro Airport

Next to airline counters in the check-in area.

Porto Airport:

Level 3, near the check-in area.

Madeira Airport:

Level 1, next to the ANA information desk.

How much does it cost and how long do results take?

Business Traveller has reached out to the airports to find out the cost and time taken for results.

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Jewel Changi Airport

Singapore Changi airport

How does it work?

The airport has partnered with Raffles Medical Group to offer PCR testing for arrivals under the fast lane travel arrangement (see countries involved here) and Air Travel Pass holders. The testing is mandatory and must be pre-booked at safetravel.changiairport.com before arrival. Visitors must quarantine until results are received.

Location and opening hours?

The airport states that arrivals will be guided by the airport staff to the testing site after immigration.

How much does it cost and how long do results take?

The test costs S$196, with results available within 48 hours.

changiairport.com

Moscow-Sheremetyevo-Airport

Sheremetyevo International airport

How does it work?

The Moscow airport has partnered with ArchiMed Laboratory to test departing and arriving passengers for Covid-19. Testing is carried out using the PCR method through portable “mini-laboratory” kits by Evotech-Mirai Genomics (EMG). Passengers must register and pay for testing online at account.life-air.org. It is also possible to get a rapid test at the same centres.

Location and opening hours?

Terminal B, First floor and Terminal D, First floor, in the arrivals hall. Open daily from 0500-0300.

How much does it cost and how long do results take?

The cost depends on how quickly you need the results.

The test costs approximately £27 for results within an hour, £25 within eight hours, £18 within 24 hours.

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Tampa airport

Tampa International airport

How does it work?

The Florida airport has partnered with BayCare Health System to provide walk-in passenger testing until the end of the year (at the time of writing). The testing site is offering both PCR tests and rapid antigen tests to all departing and arriving passengers.

Location and opening hours?

Main Terminal, near the entrance to Airside F. Open from 0730-1330 Monday-Friday; 0800-1200 on weekends.

How much does it cost and how long do results take?

The PCR test costs US$150, with results available within 48 hours

The rapid antigen test costs US$60, with results available within 15 minutes.

tampaairport.com

Self-service bag drop machine at Haneda (Credit - Japan Airport Terminal Co., Ltd)

Tokyo Haneda airport

How does it work?

The airport’s on-site Toho University clinic provides PCR tests for overseas travellers. Passengers must call ahead to book an appointment.

Location and opening hours?

Toho University Haneda Airport Terminal 3 clinic, located on the first floor of the airport. Open daily from 0900-11.30am and 1300-1730.

How much does it cost and how long do results take?

The test costs approximately £317, with results available within 24 hours.

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Narita International Airport

Tokyo Narita airport

How does it work?

The airport has partnered with Nippon Medical School Foundation to set up a PCR testing centre for international departures. Testing is available without an appointment.

Location and opening hours?

Terminal 1, Central Building, Floor 3 and Terminal 2, Floor 1. The centre is open daily from 0900-2100.

How much does it cost and how long do results take?

It depends whether you have pre-booked an appointment.

The test costs 39,800 yen with an appointment, and 46,500 without (the latter also applies to after-hours tests which take place at the Nippon Medical School Hospital). Results are available within two hours.

narita-airport.jp

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Toulouse-Blagnac airport

How does it work?

The airport has partnered with A Medical Connect to set up an antigen testing centre. The tests are carried out by appointment only and you need to reserve a slot online. Customers will have to present their plane ticket or reservation to proceed. The airport plans to provide PCR tests soon.

Location and opening hours?

Hall C – Ground floor level (Arrivals). The centre is open daily from 1000-1800.

How much does it cost and how long do results take?

The test is €46 or covered by the French health insurance if you have the Vitale card.

Results are available within 30 minutes.

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Vienna airport- istock.com/Ziga Plahutar

Vienna airport

How does it work?

The airport has set up a PCR and rapid antigen testing centre for all passengers and the public. Advance registration is not possible, but you can download and fill out the form in advance of bringing it to the centre.

Location and opening hours?

The Office Park 3 building, located between the NH Hotel and the Tower. Open daily from 0700-2000.

How much does it cost and how long do results take?

The PCR test costs €120. If the test is taken by 1300, you will receive a result on the same day. Tests taken after 1300, or on weekends or public holidays, will provide results within 24 hours.

The antigen test costs €35, with results available within 30 minutes.

viennaairport.com

Vilnius Covid testing

Vilnius airport

How does it work?

The airport has set up a testing centre for departing and arriving passengers, partnering with Lithuanian lab Rezus.It to offer PCR and rapid antigen tests. The lab also hopes to open similar sites at Kaunas and Palanga airports in April. Passengers must register online at rezus.it or by phone and arrive to the testing site at least five minutes before their scheduled appointment. The airport recommends that travellers arrive at the airport at least two hours before the scheduled flight.

Location and opening hours?

The testing site is located just outside the arrivals terminal, near parking lot P2 and the intercity bus stop. See available time slots online.

How much does it cost and how long do results take?

The PCR test costs €90 to receive a result within 24-36 hours, and €140 within one and half to three hours.

The antigen test costs €33 to receive a result within two hours, and €43 within twenty minutes.

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Testing Zurich Airport

Zurich airport

How does it work?

Zurich airport has partnered with Swissport subsidiary Checkport Schweiz AG to operate a pre-departure PCR testing facility using Enders Diagnostics’ tests from January 7. The tests are carried out by saliva sample and not by nasal swab, allowing for a speedier return of results. The tests are sold as self-test kits on site and can be performed in test boxes independently, with no assistance required by medical personnel. The samples are then transported to the Swiss Analysis AG laboratory four times a day by courier service. No prior appointment is necessary.

Location and opening hours?

The centre is on the first floor of Zurich airport’s check-in 2. Open daily from 0600-2000.

How much does it cost and how long do results take?

The test costs Sfr195 (approximately €180), with a result available within five hours – note that test samples delivered after 1700 are processed the following morning.

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