Gatwick Airport cuts travellers’ burden with further COVID test subsidies

UK. Gatwick Airport has vowed to motivate Britains to return to travel by introducing significantly cheaper lateral flow and PCR tests through subsidising the airport’s on-site COVID-19 screening centre from yesterday, 16 September.

Gatwick currently has two testing centres operated by ExpressTest, a drive-in option and a walk-in centre. Since the drive-in centre opened last November, Gatwick had already subsidised ‘fit-to-fly’ on-site PCR tests, with the airport’s passengers and staff able to take a test for just £59 (US$81).

However, recognising that the overall costs of PCR tests continued to discourage families from travelling, and the detrimental effect this is having on the aviation industry, Gatwick decided on further rate subsidies.

Read the full article at The Moodie Davitt Report

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