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easyJet and Boots UK partner to offer COVID-19 travel tests to make it easier for customers to travel abroad this summer

01 July 2021
News Healthcare
  • easyJet customers will be able to easily access Boots COVID-19 testing services via easyJet.com
  • The partnership will mean customers can connect directly to the Boots COVID-19 testing hub on Boots.com while planning their trip
  • With easyJet flights available from 18 UK airports and over 206 Boots branches offering in-store COVID-19 testing services nationwide, customers can find and book a convenient Boots COVID-19 testing service, no matter where they are flying from

easyJet and Boots have joined forces to make it easier for people to book their pre- and post-travel COVID-19 tests for their flights this summer. The new partnership will enable customers 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 while planning their holiday.

Following the restart of international leisure travel in the UK, easyJet customers will be able to book all the required tests needed both before and after their holiday, through Boots. The service will be going live on easyJet.com in the coming days.

Customers can book the pre-departure In-store COVID-19 PCR Testing Service (£85), which is available at over 200 Boots stores and offers results the next day. Alternatively, they can purchase an At-home self-swab COVID-19 PCR Test Kit (£65) from 500 stores or online via Boots.com to be delivered to their home, offering results from 24-48 hours from receipt of the sample at the lab. Customers travelling to countries that accept antigen tests can book the In-Store COVID-19 Rapid Antigen Testing Service (£59.00), which provides same-day results and is available at 30 Boots stores.*

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. 

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.

easyJet customers will be invited to arrange their COVID-19 travel testing requirements with Boots

Sophie Dekkers, Chief Commercial Officer for easyJet commented:

“At easyJet we’re focussed on ensuring travel is easy and accessible for all and that is especially important this summer. 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.”

Asif Aziz, Director of Healthcare Services at Boots UK, said:

“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. 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.”

 *Specific COVID-19 test requirements may vary depending on the destination and airline and this should be checked at gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice prior to travel by the traveller(s). 

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Boots UK is the largest pharmacy-led health and beauty chain in the UK and its purpose is to champion everyone’s right to feel good. With 2,336* stores and a team of around 52,000* colleagues, of which approximately 6,600* are registered pharmacists, the Boots brand has been at the heart of local communities across the UK since 1849. Boots UK is committed to providing exceptional customer and patient care and being the first choice for pharmacy, beauty, healthcare and wellness, alongside offering its innovative portfolio of product brands, including No7, the UK’s No1 skincare brand, Soap & Glory, Liz Earle, Sleek MakeUP and YourGoodSkin.

Boots UK is part of Walgreens Boots Alliance (Nasdaq: WBA) – a global leader in retail pharmacy, impacting millions of lives every day through dispensing medicines, and providing accessible, high-quality care. More company information is available at boots-uk.com.

*As of Aug. 31, 2020