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British Airways expands list of discounted testing providers

British Airways’ customers now have access to discounted Covid-19 PCR tests administered by a testing specialist at home, with provider Wren Healthcare.

The healthcare company will send a specialist to visit the customer’s home to take a PCR sample, avoiding the need for a trip to a dedicated testing facility.

When the sample has been taken, the specialist will deliver the test directly to the lab, avoiding any postal delays and the results will be available within 24 hours.

These home tests with Wren Healthcare are available via ba.com at a reduced rate of £129. The usual rate is £169.

If a customer wishes to visit a clinic to have their sample taken, they can do so for £99.

Tom Stevens, BA’s brand and customer experience director, said: “We know that sourcing and sending PCR tests away shortly before travel can make people anxious. We are pleased to have found and negotiated a reduced price option for those who would prefer to take a test in the comfort of their own home or in a clinic, safe in the knowledge they will be delivered straight to a lab for rapid and reliable results.”

Meanwhile, BA has become the first airline in the world to start a trial with medical tech company Canary Global, to assess how its Pelican Covid-19 Ultra Rapid Covid-19 test, which displays a result within 25 seconds, can play a role in opening up travel.

The airline will be inviting flight and cabin crew to take the Pelican Covid-19 test before it explores how it can work for customers.

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