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
If you have booked an Antigen test, you must use the Airport Pick Up/Drop Off car parks, please Click Here for prices and more info. If you have booked an Antigen test and arrive at the Premium Meet & Greet facility you will be redirected to the Airport Pick Up/Drop Off car parks.
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.
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 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 £39.00