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Leeds Bradford Airport Antigen Testing FAQ’s

Frequently Asked Questions:

Rapid antigen test is not considered to be as accurate as RT-PCR tests, but they are a very helpful screening assessment and some airlines require them in addition to a PCR.  They provide an additional safety net and allow airlines to pick up any recent infection, even within 72hrs of having tested negative with a PCR.

You may require a rapid antigen test within a few hours before your flight. Please click here to book available appointments.

It is your own responsibility to make sure your passport has not expired, and has sufficient time remaining on it to comply with all rules in place for your destination country.

You can do so here: Check a passport for travel to Europe – GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)

Our systems are not linked to government systems so it would not flag this type of information.

If you are attending LBA for your rapid Antigen test, directly prior to check-in, please utilise our car parks as normal.

If you are attending for a test within the 48 hour window prior to arriving for check-in please use LBA’s Short Stay car park. Please advise the clinical team that you are not departing on the same day of testing and you will be issued a token which will allow you to exit the car park free of charge.

This can vary depending on which country you are travelling to. Therefore, we advise you to check with your airline, tour operator or on the Government website for the latest advice for your destination.

Results are available within 1 hour and will be sent in the form of a certificate to the registered email of the person having the test.

*All turnaround times are not guaranteed, please see T&Cs for details

Rapid Antigen testing is carried out next to Check-In Hall A in the Main Airport Terminal.

All Rapid Antigen tests are carried out by a trained NPH clinician.

A Rapid Antigen test is £39.

In the event of a positive antigen result you will be notified via email or our app. The Airport will also be advised that you are not fit to fly. Upon receipt of a positive result you must immediately leave the airport building, Please do not return to the clinic or proceed to Check-in.