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Heathrow Airport Launches Rapid Result Coronavirus Test for Passengers

Passengers flying from London Heathrow Airport to Italy and Hong Kong will now be able to get a coronavirus test at the airport with results in just one hour. Both countries require travelers from the U.K. to provide a negative test result on arrival.

From October 20, people flying to the two destinations will be able to book a private test online for £80. The ‘LAMP’ tests will be carried out at Terminals 2 and 5 – and can be processed quickly as they do not require samples to be sent off to a laboratory.

Airport bosses say they will expand to antigen testing in the coming weeks, but did not reveal if other countries would be added to the scheme.

Read more at Sky News

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