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Published on April 21st, 2021 | by Alan Dwyer

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COVID Test Centre Opens at Belfast City Airport

A new COVID testing centre has opened at George Best Belfast City Airport this week. The purpose-built unit by Belfast building firm H&J Martin, offers quick and affordable PCR and antigen tests, with its opening coinciding with the resumption of international flights from the Airport. PCR tests by Randox at Belfast City Airport are available at the reduced price of £85, with antigen tests available for £45.

Speaking on Monday morning when the new test centre opened, Airport Operations Manager, Judith Davis said, “Flights have resumed today from Belfast City to Amsterdam Schiphol Airport with our airline partner KLM, which is another positive step as airlines across the world rebuild and restart their networks. Currently, the Dutch Government requires all passengers entering the Netherlands to have taken and returned a negative result from both a PCR and an antigen (lateral flow) test. Providing this service on-site is the ultimate convenience for our passengers, which is something we pride ourselves on and continually strive to enhance. These tests, which must be pre-booked, aren’t just reserved for passengers flying from Belfast City Airport but are also available for non-flying members of the general public. The fact that results from the antigen tests are returned within one hour, and a digital ‘safe to fly’ certificate is issued directly to the passenger’s mobile device, is also another huge bonus and adds a further layer of convenience for our customers who need to travel.”

Also commenting was Sophie Boyd from Randox who said. ”Randox are committed to supporting those wishing to undertake international travel, including holidays, and the travel industry. In doing so we believe we will be improving wellbeing and supporting employment. As flights resume and we open the Randox Health Travel Centre at Belfast City Airport we will provide competitive, effective and efficient testing to support the travelling public. We are delighted to be working in partnership with Belfast City Airport and wish them every success in re-establishing their international travel links.”

Anyone wishing to use the new COVID testing facility at Belfast City Airport must pre-book their test at www.randox.com

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