Dublin Airport will be open two new COVID-19 testing facilities will open at the airport on Thursday,19th November.
The airport will have two facilities, operated by healthcare firms Randox and RocDoc. The will offer passengers and consumers the option of either a drive-through test or a walk-in test.
Pricing has been set by the providers, offering LAMP and PCR tests. The pricing is listed as before.
Randox (Walk-through service)
- PCR test €99 with results within 24 hours
RocDoc (Drive-through service)
- PCR test €129 with results in 24-48 hours
- LAMP test €149 with results in 12 hours
- LAMP test express €159 with results in 5 hours
The testing facilities are fully open to the public, whether they require a test for travel or for another reason.
If you want a test, you will need to pre-book your test online in advance and this can be done directly with the healthcare company in question.
The healthcare providers that are working with Dublin Airport to provide a testing capacity of more than 12,000 tests per day if needed and this will shortly be expanded to 15,000.
With the implementation of the EU Traffic-Light scheme, as well as other countries requiring negative COIVD-19 for testing, demand is there.
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,”
However, he added that ultimately
“Ireland needs a rapid low-cost COVID-19 testing system for travel similar to those being trialled and used in other countries using Antigen testing”
Sophie Boyd, Project Manager for Randox’s testing service at Dublin Airport 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 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,”
Where to find them
Randox’s walk-through facility will be located in an existing building close to the Terminal 2 multi-storey car park and will have separate entry and exit points for customers.
RocDoc’s drive-through facility will be located in the Express Green car park, which is accessed via the R132 (Old Airport Road). Both facilities will be signposted.
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