EasyJet partners with approved airport testing provider Collinson

Posted on 26 May, 2021 by Advance 

EasyJet has announced a new travel testing service with long-standing partner and COVID-19 travel testing provider, Collinson, to provide easy access to a range of tests for international travel from the UK, making it easier and more affordable for customers to prepare to fly this summer.

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With the return of international leisure travel from the UK, easyJet customers will be able to access Collinson tests at discounted prices, enabling people to be reunited with family and friends across Europe this summer, or take a well-deserved holiday. Discounted tests are available for a Lateral Flow Antigen, for PCR and £68 for LAMP tests. All the tests are conducted by trained medical practitioners and are approved for the UK Government’s current mandatory testing. 

For in-destination testing prior to returning to the UK, Collinson has launched a pre-return video testing solution. EasyJet customers can book their appointment and test kit a minimum of three full working days prior to their UK departure at a special price of £32. Up to 72 hours before their return flight, customers complete their test via video consultation with a medical practitioner, to verify the result and issue the relevant certification via email, all in line with the current UK Government requirements for UK arrivals.

Collinson’s range of reliable and affordable testing solutions are now available to book via Collinsongroup.com/en/covid-19-testing/easyjet. Testing facilities are conveniently located at easyJet airports across the UK including London Luton, London Gatwick (APH Parking) and Manchester, as well as at the O2 Arena in central London.

Collinson is the only UK Government-approved provider of the Test to Release (TTR) process that can release travellers arriving from ‘Amber’ countries from quarantine at the earliest time possible: after they have completed 5 full days of quarantine. The scientifically-led process uses rapid LAMP technology instead of PCR, which means significantly faster test results for passengers. The company is promising travellers same-day results (before midnight) for appointments made up until 4pm, meaning passengers are released from quarantine immediately after receiving a negative result, on day 5*.

Sophie Dekkers, Chief Commercial Officer for easyJet commented: “At easyJet we’re focussed on ensuring travel is easy and accessible for all. This partnership with Collinson enables us to provide customers with easy access to more convenient approved testing services, making it easier for them when travelling abroad this summer.”

David Evans, Joint CEO, Collinson commented: “With travel opening up for all, we’re delighted to offer discounted test prices to easyJet customers, helping them to fly safely, affordably and in line with the latest Government guidance. We continue to offer a variety of testing services run by trained medical professionals in airports and venues around the world, making the return to travel as easy and convenient as possible.”

EasyJet have further enhanced their market-leading flexible customer policies under the Protection Promise, meaning that customers can continue to book now with the confidence that if their plans change, so can their booking.

All easyJet customers will now be able to change their flights this summer without a change fee, at any time up to two hours before departure, or request a voucher providing even more last-minute flexibility. Unlike other airlines, there are no restrictions on dates or destination; customers can transfer to any flights currently on sale up to the end of September 2022, and to any other destination on the airline’s network which spans 35 countries across Europe, North Africa and the Middle East. This means that if some travel restrictions are impacting their destination country, such as self-isolation in destination or on return to the UK, customers can easily change their trip to another country on easyJet’s network. Plus, should a mandatory hotel quarantine impact a customer’s travel destination this summer, customers can now request a refund for their flight within four weeks before departure if the restriction is still in place, even if their flights are still operating.

The safety and wellbeing of all customers and crew remains easyJet’s highest priority and the airline continues to have a number of biological safety measures in place onboard in line with guidance from the relevant authorities. This includes daily enhanced cabin disinfection effective in protecting against coronavirus for at least 24 hours and mandatory mask wearing for customers and crew. All easyJet aircraft are already fitted with HEPA filters, similar to those used in hospitals, which filter 99.97% of airborne contaminants in the cabin, including viruses and bacteria.