Easyjet, Jet2, TUI and Ryanair: super-fast Covid test service for international travel launched by the Cambridge laboratory
‘Lightning-fast’ Covid testing service that will make international travel easier was launched today (July 20)
The new PCR tests are being analyzed at Excalibur Healthcare Services’ own laboratories in Cambridge, which have worked with the University of Cambridge to process student testing throughout the pandemic.
It comes after Freedom Day on July 19, which saw the government drop most remaining restrictions in England, but those traveling abroad will still need to take Covid tests.
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Excalibur tests cost £ 75 and results are guaranteed within 24 hours, one of the fastest available in the UK.
Professor Sir Chris Evans OBE, CEO of Excalibur, said: “The easing of overseas travel restrictions is great news for the hundreds of thousands of people who wish to travel overseas and we are delighted to launching a standard “gold” PCR test service for travelers is ultra-fast and very reliable.
“While there are many so-called approved PCR testing providers, the reality is that there are only about seven companies in the UK that can truly claim to undertake the full spectrum of tests in their own laboratories. PCR testing and genetic sequencing required to identify variants.
“We are one of them and we recognize the need for speed, scientific precision and excellence in our service to help keep people safe.
“Unfortunately, there is a lot of anxiety because people are being sold unreliable testing services at ridiculously high prices by companies that have no labs. People traveling overseas will seek reliability at reasonable prices and that’s what we have worked hard to achieve. “
Excalibur is approved by the Ministry of Health and Social Affairs as a private supplier for general testing for Covid-19.
Among other institutions, they worked with the University of Cambridge to process the tests performed as part of the student testing scheme.
Excalibur offers “fitness to travel” tests, quarantine tests on days two and eight, and “exit test” tests on days two and five. Tests are sent directly to customers and returned via courier.
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