British Airways are now offering discounted rapid antigen test kits to their customers. Partnering with Covid-19 testing provider Qured, the tests are government approved. BA customers will be able to buy the testing kits online at an exclusive price of £33.
The portable rapid antigen test kits have been described as ‘ultra-convenient’. The kits can be used for travel to destinations that accept antigen tests and also can be taken on the trip in preparation for their return journey to the UK. Please note however, it is imperative that the entry requirements of a destination are checked before ordering the test as some countries don’t accept rapid antigen tests as proof of a negative Covid test.
The quick test is remotely administered by a professional health advisor during a scheduled video call where the customer will be guided through the swabbing procedure and how to process the sample. Verified results will become available approximately 20 minutes after the test is taken. If the test result is negative, the passenger can download a ‘Fit to Fly’ certificate.
Sean Doyle, CEO of British Airways commented:
“As we look forward and prepare for a safe return to travel, we remain focused on finding and offering the most convenient and affordable testing options for our customers.
“Our teams were pleased to discover Qured, a unique new option which removes uncertainty and unnecessary expense for customers who may be concerned about sourcing a pre-departure test while away from home”