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Working with ExpressTest UK, Edinburgh Airport is able to offer both lateral flow and PCR tests. This section will explain what tests are available here.

Walk-up testing centre

Opening hours: 0800-1800.

Customers can receive both lateral flow tests and PCR tests at the walk-up centre. These ​must be booked in advance.

Customers are asked to leave sufficient time prior to their flight as they may have to queue in busy periods.

Lateral flow tests are available for £50 per person. Customers who require lateral flow tests should book prior to arrival and are asked to leave sufficient time prior to their flight as they may have to queue in busy periods. Results take approximately 20 minutes and will be sent via email.

PCR tests costs £99 per person for the general public, £80 per person for airline passengers and £60 for Edinburgh Airport staff. Customers who require a PCR test should book prior to arrival.

Book an ExpressTest walk-up appointment

ExpressTest aim to deliver PCR test results by 10pm the day after the test; however, results could take up to 48 hours to receive.

The screening site is located in the departures area of the airport terminal. However, customers arriving on foot and by car, who are not flying, should travel to the ExpressTest drive-through centre which is located in the FastPark car park. A member of ExpressTest staff will then direct customers to on-site parking and provide instructions on how to access the terminal building. Customers are reminded to maintain social distancing and wear face coverings whilst visiting the site.

Drive-through testing centre

Opening hours: 1000-1800

Only PCR tests are available at the drive-through centre.

PCR tests costs £99 per person for the general public, £80 per person for airline passengers and £60 for Edinburgh Airport staff. Customers who require a PCR test should book prior to arrival.

Book an ExpressTest drive-through appointment

ExpressTest aim to deliver PCR test results by 10pm the day after the test; however, results could take up to 48 hours to receive.

Those who screen negative will be emailed a Fit to Fly certificate that is authorised by a doctor, along with their test result, however passengers are encouraged to check with their travel provider as to whether this document is accepted before booking the screening service.

Please note - although the ExpressTest is now available, people in Scotland must continue to follow local restriction guidance, including travel restrictions, as laid out by the Scottish Government. The ExpressTest will be an important aspect of the airport’s recovery for when restrictions are lifted.

If you require further information on these restrictions then please visit the Scottish Government website.

The airport cannot and will not make decisions on what is deemed essential travel for passengers.

NHS testing facility

This is situated on the airport campus on our old 12/30 runway.

It is managed by the Scottish Government and tests are only for those people showing Covid-19 symptoms or designated as a key worker.

There is more information, including on how to book a test, on the Scottish Government website.