- It will host the UK’s first dedicated COVID-19 airport testing facility
- Over 13,000 passenger tests can be carried out every day
Collinson and Swissport have set up a facility for COVID-19 testing at Heathrow Airport. The facility has been installed in Terminal 2 and allows arriving passengers to be tested for COVID-19 upon landing and know in just a few hours if they have tested positive.
Over 13,000 passenger tests can be carried out every day, although this capacity can be further scaled with demand. It is hoped that with approval from the Government, people testing negative during the process will be allowed to exit quarantine early.
Airport-based COVID-19 testing is embraced by more than 30 countries around the world, helping to get the travel industry back up and running while guaranteeing public health. The UK is now in the position to benefit from the experience of other markets and implement inbound PCR testing to safely restart travel, even in the case of ‘red’ listed countries and long-haul routes, with a positive economic impact.
For more information on this testing facility, visit: https://www.heathrow.com/latest-news/covid19-testing-facility-ready