Donegal-based diagnostics company Randox is set to operate one of two new COVID-19 testing facilities at Dublin Airport.
The testing centres will offer passengers and consumers the option of either a drive-through test or a walk-in test.
With travel rules emerging rules both at home and abroad, several countries now require travellers to have had a negative Covid-19 test prior to their journey.
Prices for the private tests will start at €99, with the prices set by the two healthcare firms Randox and RocDoc. The providers have a testing capacity of more than 12,000 tests per day if needed, and this will shortly be expanded to 15,000.
Randox Laboratories, which has sites in Dungle and Antrim, has been working on Covid-19 testing since the beginning of the pandemic.
Both test centres will open from Thursday, with all customers asked to pre-book their test online in advance with the healthcare company in question.
Randox’s walk-through facility will be located in an existing building close to the Terminal 2 multi-storey car park and will have separate entry and exit points for customers. RocDoc’s drive-through facility will be located in the Express Green car park, which is accessed via the R132 (Old Airport Road). Both facilities will be clearly signposted.
“We have significant capacity in place to implement high volume PCR testing, which is currently the only method of COVID-19 testing recognised and approved by every country worldwide,” said Sophie Boyd, Project Manager for Randox’s testing service at Dublin Airport.