London’s Heathrow Airport gears up for Covid Test-on-Arrival

if you happen to get a negative result in this test, you are free to go without any quarantine period.

The Heathrow Airport is planning to start the first COVID-19 test for passengers. Under this new system, passengers can take the pilot testing scheme of Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR). It will be available for passengers coming in from the USA, China, Brazil, and Portugal. So, if you happen to get a negative result in this test, you are free to go without any quarantine period.

The testing is awaiting a positive response from the government, after which it could start at the airport. It is being called Test-on-Arrival, and it has been developed by the ground and cargo handling service, Swissport International, along with Collinson Group.

Passengers must remember that if you are flying to Heathrow, you will have to book a test ahead of your flight. You are even required to set up an account. If you are willing to spend 14 days in quarantine, you do not have to book a test. The test will be done at the airport upon arrival and will go to a biotech lab. You will then be asked to go to the address that you provided to the authorities, and by evening the results will be out. If it is positive, then you will have to continue living in that address for 14 days. In case it is negative, you can leave right away.


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