July 8 2021  |  Airline & Terminal News

easyJet and Boots UK partner to make travel easier

By Jane Hobson

Boots UK pharmacy storefront

easyJet and Boots have joined forces to make it easier for travelers to book pre- and post-travel COVID-19 tests for flights this summer. The partnership enables passengers to find information and book or order the necessary COVID-19 travel testing services required for their trip on the Boots COVID-19 testing hub, via easyJet.com.

Passengers can book the pre-departure in-store COVID-19 PCR Testing Service for £85 (USD$147), which is available at more than 200 Boots stores. Results are offered the next day. Alternatively, they can purchase an at-home self-swab COVID-19 PCR Test Kit for £65 (USD$112), from 500 stores or online via Boots.com to be delivered to their home, offering results from 24 to 48 hours from receipt of the sample at the lab. Passengers traveling to countries that accept antigen tests can book the in-Store COVID-19 Rapid Antigen Testing Service for £59 (USD$81), which provides same-day results and is available at 30 Boots stores. (Specific COVID-19 test requirements may vary depending on the destination and airline and this should be checked prior by the traveler.)

Boots offers a Day 2 & 8 Post-Travel COVID-19 Testing Service for international arrivals into the UK and is also accredited as a test provider for the government’s Test to Release scheme, offering next day results for those wishing to reduce their home quarantine by taking a voluntary test on the fifth full day after arriving in England from a country on the ‘amber’ list.


A screenshot of what is needed before and after travel in the UK from the online Boots COVID-19 testing hub

“With easyJet flights this summer serving customers up and down the UK from 18 airports, and with over 206 Boots stores offering testing services nationwide, easyJet customers will be able to book a trip with knowing that wherever they're flying from, they will have convenient access to Boots UK COVID-19 testing services before and after their holiday,” reads the press release.

“At easyJet we’re focused on ensuring travel is easy and accessible for all and that is especially important this summer,” said Sophie Dekkers, Chief Commercial Officer for easyJet. “We’re delighted to be partnering with Boots to provide customers with more direct access to trusted testing services, making it easier to travel with us this summer.”

“This new partnership between Boots and easyJet is designed to make lives easier for people who are travelling abroad this summer. At Boots we are proud of our COVID-19 travel testing offer, which provides a range of options to customers, available online and in our stores,” said Asif Aziz, Director of Healthcare Services at Boots UK. “We plan to work closely with easyJet in the coming weeks and months to help their passengers navigate the requirements around COVID-19 testing for passengers and provide competitively-priced solutions.”

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