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Newcastle Airport Antigen Testing FAQ’s

Frequently Asked Questions:

When will Antigen Testing be available? 

Antigen testing will be available from March 2021.

What is a Rapid Antigen Test?

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.

How do I book a Rapid Antigen Test?

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

How long before my flight do I have to have a Rapid Antigen Test?

Most airlines will want evidence of a negative Rapid Antigen Test within 3 hours of your flight. As a provider we will endeavour to provide access to Rapid Antigen Testing within the time window before a flight to enable a client to have the test, receive the result and processed to check-in. You should ensure you leave at least an additional hour on top of your normal check in time to allow for a Rapid Antigen Test to be completed and for the result to be sent to you

How long does it take to get the results of a Rapid Antigen Test?

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.

Where will the Rapid Antigen test be done?

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

Who carries out the Rapid Antigen test?

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

How much is a Rapid Antigen Test?

A Rapid Antigen test is £60.