- The partnerships will help customers get access to convenient, reliable and affordable pre-departure testing at preferential rates
- This follows the Government’s ‘Test to Release’ announcement which reduces quarantine following a negative test result after five day
- The airline is continuing to explore ways of working with different governments and industry partners to test the efficacy of more rapid testing
London, UK, 2020-Dec-01 — /Travel PR News/ — easyJet and easyJet holidays have today (NOVEMBER / 30 2020) announced partnerships with two testing firms Confirm Testing and City Doc which means our customers can get access to convenient and affordable testing when it is required for entry into countries across its network. This follows the recent announcement of the UK Government’s ‘Test to Release’ scheme whereby quarantine can be reduced if a negative test is taken after five days after return to the UK.
The partnerships mean that preferential prices can be accessed for both companies using a unique code provided when they book through the easyJet.com and easyJet.com/holidays sites. Available from later this week, customers will receive a reduced rate of £75 per home test with Confirm Testing or £100 per home test or £150 for an in clinic test with CityDoc. Both testing companies aim to provide results within 48 hours of the test being returned to them. Confirm Testing is managed via Royal Mail and their Priority Post boxes and CityDoc offer a courier service. easyJet is also working to identify suppliers in Europe to be able to provide this across its network.
Testing has become a requirement for entry for a number of easyJet’s key destinations like Germany, Spain and Italy and so this partnership is focused on helping customers get their required test ahead of travel more conveniently and at more affordable rates.
Johan Lundgren, CEO of easyJet, commented:
“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.”
Customers can access preferential rates when they make a booking on easyJet.com or easyJetholidays.com. A unique code will be provided and they can then use this on the testing partners’ websites to access the lower rates.
Gatwick Airport has also recently announced testing facilities at the airport so easyJet customers are also able to access preferential rates through its scheme there as well.
Notes to Editors:
About Confirm Testing
Confirm Testing is an established supplier of COVID-19 testing services which is helping Britain to respond to the pandemic by providing world-class testing when and where people need it. The company provides Government-accredited pathology services, rated to international standards, in laboratories around the country and, where necessary, trained clinical staff to administer tests on behalf of the public and companies
About City Doc
For the last 15 years Citydoc have been at the forefront of the UK’s corporate vaccination and clinical testing landscape. From 6 flagships clinics in central London and more than 150+ partner locations in the UK, we deliver daily a wide range of testing and vaccination services for our patients through expert staff and our experienced pharmacy partner network.
In relation to COVID19; Citydoc specialise in building custom return to work and testing programs, either as once off exercise or regular testing, catering for 10 to 10,000 employees. We are currently working with a wide range of private companies including airlines as well as more office-based businesses; law firms, accountancy, and big tech.
easyJet is Europe’s leading airline offering a unique and winning combination of the best route network connecting Europe’s primary airports, with great value fares and friendly service.
easyJet aims to be a good corporate citizen, employing people on local contracts in eight countries across Europe in full compliance with national laws and recognising their trade unions. The airline supports a number of local charities and also has a corporate partnership with UNICEF which has raised over £14m for the most vulnerable children since it was established in 2012.
The airline takes sustainability seriously and is the first major airline to operate carbon neutral flights across its whole network. The airline is achieving this goal by offsetting the carbon emissions from the fuel used for all of its flights. The airline sees this as an interim measure until new technology becomes available to de-carbonise aviation. In the meantime, easyJet will continue to support innovative technology, operate efficiently and aim to fill most of its seats. Since 2000, we have improved our carbon emission per passenger kilometre efficiency by over one third and we have a target to reach a 38% reduction by 2022.
Innovation is in easyJet’s DNA – from our launch over 25 years ago when we changed the way people fly to the present day where we lead the industry in digital, web, engineering and operational innovations to make travel more easy and affordable for our passengers. The airline was named as Britain’s Most Admired Company of 2019 in the transport sector. Britain’s Most Admired Companies study is the longest-running annual survey of corporate reputation in the UK.
For further information, please contact the easyJet Press Office on 01582 525252 or visit www.easyjet.com/mediacentre