easyJet and easyJet Holidays Offer Customers Cheaper and Easier COVID-19 Testing Options
The carrier has partnered with two testing firms, Confirm Testing and City Doc to provide easy and convenient testing when it is required for entry in countries across their network. This follows the UK Government’s ‘Test to Release’ program which reduces quarantine length.
Today (November 30, 2020), easyJet and easyJet Holidays announced new cheaper and more convenient COVID-19 testing options for guests traveling to destinations which require a negative test. The launch of the program follows the UK Government’s announcement of the ‘Test to Release’ scheme which reduces the mandatory quarantine time when a negative test result is presented after five days of arrival. easyJet has partnered with Confirm Testing and City Doc providing affordable and convenient testing for their customers. When booking an easyJet flight or easyJet Holiday package, customers will receive a unique discount code for preferential pricing. Later this week, customers will receive a reduced rate of £75 for a home test with Confirm Testing, while the cost for a home test from CityDoc is £100 and an in-clinic test is £150. Customers can also access preferential testing rates at Gatwick Airport’s recently announced testing facilities. In Monday’s announcement, easyJet’s CEO, Johan Lundgren, said,
“I’m really pleased to be able to offer our customers convenient testing options at cheaper rates than are widely available on the market. This, coupled with the news that quarantine can be reduced with a negative test, is a key step towards travel getting back to normal. We continue to push for testing the efficacy of rapid testing technologies like antigen and LAMP testing which could be undertaken on departure at the airport and for further reducing quarantine, making it easier and less onerous for people to travel. It is clear that while testing will continue to be important to keeping people moving in the coming months, eventually the vaccine will play a role in reducing this and return travel to normal. Governments and industry need to work together to achieve this and we stand by ready to support where we can.”
easyJet carries over 100 million passengers annually on 1,061 routes to 159 airports in 36 countries. The airline has a fleet of more than 334 aircraft and over 300 million Europeans live within an hour’s drive of an airport served by easyJet. The 25 year old low-cost carrier is dedicated to innovation and leads the industry in digital, web, engineering and operational efficiencies. easyJet was named “Britain’s Most Admired Company” in the transport sector for 2019, based on the longest running annual corporate reputation study in the UK.