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Finnair offers test of coronavirus at €65 near Helsinki Airport

Published : 29 Jul 2021, 22:07

Updated : 29 Jul 2021, 22:10

  DF Report

File Photo: Finnair.

National flag carrier Finnair will introduce a rapid antigen test from 4 August at a cost of 65 euros, said the airline in a press release on Thursday.

Testing will be handled by Finnair Health Services at Finnair’s headquarters in Vantaa near the airport at Tietotie 9.

The test can be booked online and the booking can be made with a Finnish personal identity code, or date of birth.

The test result and certificate in English are delivered electronically within two hours.

“Pre-testing is a prerequisite for safe travel in many countries. Therefore it must be affordable and reasonably priced for anyone who wants to travel. Finnair's new rapid antigen testing service smoothens the journey. The rapid antigen test is a good option for tourists arriving in Finland who need a negative corona test certificate for their return journey. A growing number of countries are accepting rapid antigen testing as a travel document. Our aim is to make this available also in other locations in Finland”, said Kaarlo Karvonen, Finnair's Head of Security.

The rapid antigen test is valid in most EU and Schengen countries.