Newcastle 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. You must bring your passport to your appointment

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 20minutes and will be sent in the form of a certificate to the registered email of the person having the test.

Rapid Antigen testing is carried out in the Main Airport Terminal.

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

If parking is required for Rapid Antigen testing you must use one of the Airport’s drop off car parks (Express/Short Stay 1) where parking is charged by stay length.

A Rapid Antigen test is £59.00

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.