Published on November 18th, 2020 | by Alan Dwyer0
Two COVID Test Centres to Open at Dublin Airport
Following on from the opening of the COVID test centre at Shannon and Cork Airports last week, two more test centres will open at Dublin Airport this Thursday. The testing facilities will be operated by private healthcare companies, Randox and RocDoc and will be available for those travelling or those that may need a COVID test for another reason. Prices will start at €99 and both PCR and LAMP testing will be available. Tests must be pre-booked with the provider.
Speaking as the new test centre’s prepared to open, Dublin Airport Managing Director Vincent Harrison said, “We have been keen to provide testing at Dublin Airport for some time and the Government’s recent decision to grant planning exemption, which we strongly welcome, will enable two testing facilities to open this Thursday. It is a very positive step to help people travel safely and meet emerging rules both at home and abroad.”
Randox’s walk-through facility will be located in a building close to the Terminal 2 multi-storey car park and will have separate entry and exit points for customers. RocDoc’s drive-through facility will be located in the Express Green car park, which is accessed via the R132 (Old Airport Road). Both facilities are clearly signposted.
The Irish Government has adopted the EU traffic light system on travel, within which specific regions are independently designated as Green, Orange or Red by the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (EDCD) depending on the level of cases in those areas. The government is advising that consumers “exercise a high degree of caution” if travelling to countries covered by the EU traffic light system. The advice for other countries is to “avoid non-essential” travel. Any passengers who are required to take a COVID test for travel to another country should familiarise themselves with the requirements of the country in question in relation to testing. Each country sets its own rules in relation to which tests it recognises. Full details can be found on the website for the Department of Foreign Affairs