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APH Launches Drive-Through Covid-19 Testing

20/04/2021 by .
APH launches drive-through Covid-19 testing facility at its car park at Gatwick Airport Collinson Partnership at APH Gatwick 002 e1618930302535

APH launches drive-through Covid-19 testing facility at its car park at Gatwick Airport

It offers passengers a .convenient and affordable way to get tested prior to flying abroad and on return to the UK.

The facility is run in partnership with the UK’s leading travel testing provider Collinson and provides the full range of tests for passengers including RT-PCR, RT-LAMP, Antigen and Antibody testing. Collinson is also on the UK Government’s list of approved test providers for mandatory testing upon return to the UK, as well as for Test to Release requirements.

All tests are administered by medical professionals on-site with most results available within 45 – 120 minutes, depending on the test taken. Test appointments should be made prior to 4 pm in order to receive same-day results. For those travellers who require a pre-departure RT-PCR test, customers can book an airport hotel for the night before while awaiting results prior to flying, with APH’s Airport Hotel & Parking package.

Further details on the tests available with Collinson at APH Gatwick include:


Pre-Departure RT-PCR Test Within 48 hours £99
Pre-Departure RT-LAMP Test Within 90-120 minutes £85
Pre-Departure Antigen Test Within 45-60 minutes £59
Pre-Departure Antibody Test Within 45-60 minutes £40
Mandatory Testing for International Arrivals Within 48 hours £198 (includes both tests)
Test to Release for International Travel Same day (before midnight) for test appointments up until 4pm £99

Nick Caunter, Managing Director of Airport Parking & Hotels (APH) said: “Many people in the UK are eagerly looking forward to a holiday this year and testing looks certain to be a vital enabler for many months to come.

The Covid testing facility at our APH Gatwick site provides travellers with the option to have their Covid test done at the same location as parking their car, ensuring the start and finish of their holiday is as simple and easy as possible.”

David Evans, Joint Chief Executive at Collinson said: “With summer travel looking increasingly likely, the partnership with APH provides travellers with a convenient option to have their Covid tests taken all in one place, whether that’s pre-departure or mandatory testing for UK arrivals.

While the requirements around testing may change, we believe that offering travellers a greater amount of choice when it comes to the type of test they can take and the convenience of a car park and hotel nearby is important to helping international travel resume safely.”

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The APH car park is located just 12 minutes from Gatwick Airport, with bus transfers provided for customers every 10 – 15 minutes. APH has also launched in April a Super-Flex cancellation policy for travellers booking airport parking at APH-owned car parks at Gatwick Airport and Manchester Airport, allowing customers to cancel their booking with a full refund right up to their arrival time at the car park, meaning that if for any reason there is a last-minute problem, they are not out of pocket for their parking.

For further information on Collinson and APH Launches Drive-Through Covid-19 Testing or to book a test at APH Gatwick, visit

For further information on Airport Parking and Hotels (APH) visit  or call 01342 859515.


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