British Airways Offers Discounted COVID-19 Test Kits
British Airways has gone a step ahead to give confidence and ultimate peace of mind to passengers when planning their future travel with the airline.
The airline’s customers can now order discounted global antigen tests from Government-approved COVID-19 testing provider, Qured, at an exclusive price of £33.
The rapid test kits are ultra-convenient and can be ordered to any UK address. Designed to be portable, customers can take the kits with them abroad, in preparation for their return journey to the UK.
The simple test is remotely administered by a professional health advisor over a scheduled video call. The health advisor will guide the customer through taking a nose and throat swab and processing the sample. Verified results are available after 20 minutes, and the customer can download a ‘fit to fly’ certificate if the test is negative.
To offer customers further reassurance before travel, the airline recently began trialling a new travel health app, VeriFLY.
The digital health travel passport, which can be downloaded to a mobile device, is designed to check customers meet the entry requirements of their destination by providing digital health document verification and confirming eligibility, before they depart for the airport.
Test results from Qured and other test providers can be safely and securely uploaded to the app. British Airways is in talks with all test providers to seek opportunities to have test results automatically sent to the VeriFLY app, to make the process even easier. The airline continues to work on the development of the IATA Travel Pass and is exploring all digital travel verification solutions to support its customers when travel re-starts.
To find out more information on Qured, and all the other testing options and discounts available, customers should visit British Airways’ testing page on ba.com.