COVID-19 DRIVE-THROUGH ARRIVALS TESTING TO BE OFFERED AT BIRMINGHAM AIRPORT
- The drive-through testing site will now offer tests for passengers arriving in the UK, expanding upon its departure services which have been available from the terminal site since January
- To coincide with the expansion, prices at the airport have been reduced, with outbound Fit to Fly PCR tests now available at £59 and Day 2 Arrivals PCR tests costing £69
Cignpost ExpressTest (a division of Cignpost Diagnostics Ltd) has expanded its drive through Covid-19 screening service at Birmingham Airport. The new facility will be particularly useful for members of the public returning from green and amber list destinations and requiring arrivals testing.
The tests on offer are priced at £59 per person for travel passengers and £69 per person for Day 2 Arrivals tests. ExpressTest is delivered using the latest gold standard PCR equipment that is fully CE-IVD certified and manufactured to the highest possible standards, and tests are carried out by trained Screening Practitioners.
Since the expansion of the UK’s green list countries and new rules for fully vaccinated arrivals from amber list destinations, Birmingham Airport has seen increasing passenger levels, with Cignpost ExpressTest witnessing increased demand for both pre-departure and arrival testing services. With Birmingham Airport offering services to Spain, Portugal, and Greece, this demand is only likely to increase in the coming weeks and months.
The drive through facility builds upon an existing partnership between Cignpost ExpressTest and Birmingham Airport, in January a walk-through site opened within the terminal building and a departure testing drive-through service launched in June.
Christian Corney, CEO of Cignpost ExpressTest said: “At Cignpost ExpressTest we are passionate about providing customers with very best testing experience as they prepare to travel. We have seen increasing desire for testing since international travel resumed in England and expect to see increased demand in the coming days and weeks. Our new drive through arrivals service at Birmingham Airport builds upon a strong pre-existing partnership and will be a great addition to our nationwide services. We are proud to bring Covid-19 screening services to the local community, and whether for personal or business travel, we remain committed to delivering the best possible service at an affordable price.”
Al Titterington, Terminal Operations Director of Birmingham Airport said: “We are pleased to have developed and expanded the fit to fly testing service here at the Airport. Following the success of ExpressTest, which opened in January within the terminal building, this new drive through arrivals testing service ensures our customers can book tests with even more ease and convenience. Additionally, with the new lower pricing structure we are ensuring that customers are getting the best deal.
“Here at Birmingham, we are continually putting our customers first by ensuring that as the travel restrictions change we have the right facilities in place to assist our customers and guarantee they are fully prepared for their trip.”