New rapid COVID-19 testing facilities have been introduced at Aberdeen International and Glasgow airports.
AGS Airports Ltd has introduced the new testing facilities in its Scottish airports in partnership with ICTS UK & Ireland and TAC Healthcare Group. Plans are also underway to introduce testing capacity at the group’s other airport in Southampton. Facilities at the airport have been designed to support pre-booked appointments for passenger and results for PCR testing are returned within 24 hours while antigen takes just 15 minutes.
PCR testing can be done either via a park-and-test method in the airport car parks or a walk-up test within the terminal.
Passengers are advised to make appointments for either testing method in advance and directly through the Aberdeen International and Glasgow airports’ individual websites, which also include links to the latest government travel advice.
Specialist TAC Healthcare-run testing labs have been set up to provide passengers with a quick and convenient pre-flight service. The ICTS Security teams will facilitate the testing provisions at both airports whilst continuing to provide aviation security services.
Mark Johnston, chief operating officer of AGS Airports Ltd, which owns Aberdeen and Glasgow Airports, said: “Although many air services have been grounded throughout the pandemic, our airports have remained open to support critical services including Highlands and Islands routes, essential oil and gas operations and vital hub connectivity for key workers.
“The introduction of these on-site testing facilities will not only provide passengers travelling for essential purposes with a quick and convenient service, they will hopefully play a crucial role in the safe resumption of wider domestic and international travel in the weeks and months ahead.”
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