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Published on Wednesday, April 21, 2021

Drive-through Covid-19 testing launched at Gatwick Airport

Parking operator Airport Parking & Hotels is introducing a drive-through Covid-19 testing facility at its APH-owned car park at Gatwick Airport.

The facility is run in partnership with the travel testing provider Collinson and provides the full range of tests for travellers including RT-PCR, RT-LAMP, Antigen and Antibody testing.

Collinson is also on the UK Government's list of approved test providers for mandatory testing upon a traveller's return to the UK, as well as for Test to Release requirements.

All tests are administered by medical professionals on-site with most results available within 45 - 120 minutes, depending on the type of test taken.

Test appointments should be made for before 4pm in order to receive same-day results.

For those travellers who require a pre-departure RT-PCR test, customers can book an airport hotel for the night before while awaiting results prior to flying, with an APH Airport Hotel & Parking package.

Test prices range from a Pre-Departure Antibody Test (results within 45-60 minutes) at £40 to £99 for Pre-Departure RT-PCR Test, which delivers results within 48 hours.

Nick Caunter, Managing Director of Airport Parking & Hotels said: "Many people in the UK are eagerly looking forward to a holiday this year and testing looks certain to be a vital enabler for many months to come."

The Covid testing facility at our APH Gatwick site provides travellers with the option to have their Covid test done at the same location as parking their car, ensuring the start and finish of their holiday is as simple and easy as possible."

The APH car park is located 12 minutes from Gatwick Airport, with bus transfers provided for customers every 10 - 15 minutes.

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