View all newsletters
Receive our newsletter – data, insights and analysis delivered to you
  1. News
November 17, 2020

Dublin Airport to open two Covid-19 test centres

Dublin Airport has announced plans to open two Covid-19 testing facilities on 19 November to offer passengers the choice of either a drive-through test or a walk-in test.

Dublin Airport has announced plans to open two Covid-19 testing facilities on 19 November to offer passengers the choice of either a drive-through test or a walk-in test.

The testing facilities will be operated by healthcare companies RocDoc and Randox.

The facilities will offer LAMP and PCR tests from €99 and will be fully accessible to the public. However, all passengers will need to pre-book their test online in advance.

The healthcare providers working with Dublin Airport have a testing capacity of over 12,000 tests per day, which will soon be increased to 15,000.

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.”

Randox testing service project manager Sophie Boyd said: “We have significant capacity in place to implement high volume PCR testing, which is currently the only method of Covid-19 testing recognised and approved by every country worldwide.”

RocDoc chief executive David Rock said that the company had been working for more than two months with regard to the new test centre.

Rock added: “We will be installing a category two laboratory and testing facility, which will be able to process over and above the expected tests per day.”

Testing is one of the aspects of the new EU/EEA traffic light system for travel, which has been adopted by Ireland and other nations in Europe.

Related Companies

NEWSLETTER Sign up Tick the boxes of the newsletters you would like to receive. The top stories of the day delivered to you every weekday. A weekly roundup of the latest news and analysis, sent every Monday. The airport industry's most comprehensive news and information delivered every month.
I consent to GlobalData UK Limited collecting my details provided via this form in accordance with the Privacy Policy
SUBSCRIBED

THANK YOU