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Gold Standard onsite private PCR testing at London Southend Airport

London Southend Airport has collaborated with Prenetics to offer onsite private COVID-19 tests. Available from today, samples are collected onsite with valid travel certificates and results provided within 24 hours from when your sample arrives at the lab.

All destinations, regardless of status under the UK traffic light system, require certificates in order to travel. Portugal is a strong favourite as the only real option under the ‘green’ category, however it is important to ensure latest Government Guidance is adhered to prior to travel.

Glyn Jones, CEO London Southend Airport, “We are pleased to offer onsite private PCR tests with Prenetics. The onsite facility ensures ease of access for passengers and with results available within 24 hours from arriving at the lab, customers can rest assured their result will be available for travel.”

London Southend Airport onsite PCR tests are now available at the reduced price of £99. This price includes onsite testing supported by qualified clinicians, same day courier to the lab in Norwich, results within 24 hours from arriving at the lab and certification.

The tests are conducted by Prenetics, a leading international digital and diagnostics company which is widely recognised for operating to the gold standard in the testing field and is approved by Government. The airport is also reviewing LAMP testing and Lateral flow testing in line with latest Government guidance.

Avi Lasarow, CEO Prenetics UK, “We are delighted to be working with London Southend Airport on this important contribution as air travel returns at this key time of year for so many families.” 

Online booking is essential and the facility should not be used if you are experiencing covid symptoms or if you are self-isolating. Should you experience symptoms please book an NHS test which is continued to be supported in a separated area of car park 3 within the airport site.London Southend Airport is due to reopen to passenger flights on May 28th after several false starts due to lockdown restrictions. For further information or to book a test, please visit: T&Cs apply

About London Southend Airport

London Southend Airport, ranked the best London airport by consumer group Which? six times and voted the best UK airport (under three million capacity) by the Airport Operator’s Association in 2019. 

Serving close to 2.3 million passengers in 2019, London Southend offered services to around 40 domestic and European cities. The terminal has its own railway station, less than 100 paces from the main entrance, with up to six trains an hour at peak times to central London, taking just 52 minutes to Liverpool Street and 43 minutes from Stratford. All airport car parks are located minutes from the terminal entrance.