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Last updated: 20 Oct at 12:30pm

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Your Testing Options

Rapid Antigen Test at the Airport

Rapid Antigen Test at the Airport

Location: Southampton Airport COVID Testing Centre - within the airport terminal
Results: 12 - 15 minutes - results are then sent to you by email
Cost: £55 per test
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PCR Park & Test (previously Drive-Thru)

PCR Park & Test (previously Drive-Thru)

Suitable for: Customers arriving in their own vehicle

Location: Southampton Airport Priority Car Park
Results: Delivered by email within 12 or 24 hours
Cost: 12hr : £150 | 24hr : £80
The hours quoted above relate to the speed at which your result is given by email.
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PCR Walk-Up

PCR Walk-Up

Suitable for: Customers arriving via public transport

Location: Southampton Airport COVID Testing Centre - within the airport terminal
Results: Delivered by email within 24 hours
Cost: £80 (Does not include parking)
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PCR Postal Test at Home

PCR Postal Test at Home

Suitable for: Customers who require a test within the next 84 hours

Booking Window: Including posting and testing, the process takes approx. 96 hrs
Kit arrives: Testing kit posted out within 48 hours (excl. Sunday)
Results: Delivered by email in 48 hours
Cost: £100
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Testing Disclaimer

Testing Disclaimer

It is your responsibility to check you are not only booking the correct COVID test but also ensure you leave enough time to get the results before you fly. The COVID testing service is operated by TAC Healthcare Group Ltd and Southampton Airport is not responsible for any results of testing. Please check the link below to check which test you require for the destination you are flying to.

 

These tests are not Day 2 or Day 8 tests and you cannot use the airport to book return tests. You must book your test from one of the vendors on the government website.

> GOV.UK Foreign Travel Advice

FAQs

You can find a list of our most frequently asked questions for Coronavirus on our FAQ page

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Helping each other to travel safely

Together with the wider industry, we are working hard and have committed significant investment towards ensuring the safety and wellbeing of our passengers and staff.

We are currently introducing a series of measures to ensure our leisure and business travellers enjoy a safe and pleasant experience while passing through the terminal.

Passengers arriving and travelling through the terminal are asked to respect physical distancing. We have introduced markers across the terminal to help support passengers to maintain the correct distance where it is possible to do so.

Southampton Airport continues to follow all UK Government guidance and we remain in regular contact with the relevant health authorities with regards to the latest developments on Coronavirus (COVID-19).

Helping each other travel safely

Travel

Don't travel if you have any symptoms

Distancing

Respect safe physical distancing

Sanitiser

Use hand sanitisers located throughout the terminal

Helping each other travel safely

Cleaning

Enhanced cleaning regimes in place

Screens

Protective screens installed

Masks

Wear facial coverings

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Measures we're taking to keep you safe

We created this page for our passengers and colleagues who may have concerns about COVID-19 and their travel plans. The information has been prepared based on, and following, the advice of Heath Protection Scotland, Public Health England and the UK Government who we are in contact with on a regular basis. 

We have introduced a series of measures to ensure our leisure and business travellers enjoy a safe and pleasant experience while passing through the terminal.

It is compulsory for passengers arriving and travelling through the terminal to wear facial coverings at all times and to respect physical distancing. We have introduced markers across the terminal to help support passengers to maintain the correct distance where it is possible to do so.

We would urge passengers travelling through Southampton Airport to make themselves aware of the most recent government guidance. The latest travel advice can be found on the Foreign and Commonwealth office.

Simple steps to avoid catching or spreading COVID-19 include:

  • Washing hands with soap and water often and for at least 20 seconds
  • Always wash your hands when you get home or into work
  • Use hand sanitiser gel if soap and water are not available
  • Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or your sleeve (not your hands) when you cough or sneeze
  • Put used tissues in the bin straight away and wash your hands afterwards
  • Try to avoid close contact with people who are unwell

Passengers arriving and travelling through the terminal are asked to respect physical distancing.

We have introduced markers across the terminal to help support passengers to maintain the correct distance where it is possible to do so.

  • All staff working in the terminal and interacting with passengers will wear personal protective equipment (PPE)

  • Protective screening has been installed in key areas of the airport such as our check-in and security halls
  • Hand sanitiser dispensers have been installed across the entire airport and all passengers and staff are encouraged to use them as frequently as possible as they pass through the terminal
  • Our already thorough cleaning procedures have been enhanced with a specific focus on the regular cleaning and disinfecting of all hard surfaces

  • Additional measures include regular use of electrostatic fogging machines proven to disinfect surfaces within two minutes

  • Passenger touchpoints are being treated with an advanced long-lasting antimicrobial protection surface bonding solution

  • While all our trollies are subject to the above-enhanced cleaning measures frequently, self-cleaning stations have been set up in our domestic and international baggage halls

Additional measures

All passengers should arrive at the airport wearing protective facial coverings and those who don’t will be able to access them in the terminal. It is important to stress that anyone who is experiencing Coronavirus (COVID-19) symptoms or feeling unwell should not travel to the airport. Posters and signage explaining these additional measures are in place throughout the terminal.

Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office GOV.UK
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International travel & quarantine

You may need to take COVID-19 tests or quarantine when you return to England.

What you will need to do depends on:

  • your vaccination status
  • where you have been

Depending on these, you may need to:

  • take a COVID-19 test before travel to England
  • book COVID-19 tests to take after you return
  • make arrangements for quarantine

You should make sure you book any tests early enough, so you can take them when you return to England.

Find out about taking COVID-19 tests and quarantine rules when you return to England.

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UK Passenger Locator Form

You must complete this form online before you arrive in the UK from any country. This includes if you’re travelling from a country or territory where you do not have to self-isolate when you arrive in the UK. You must complete this form even if you’ve already completed a different form to enter another country.

If you do not complete the form before you arrive in the UK, it might take you longer to enter the UK.

You cannot submit the form until 48 hours before you are due to arrive in the UK. Please visit the below UK government website link to complete your form.

https://www.gov.uk/provide-journey-contact-details-before-travel-uk

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Travel & Airline updates

A number of airlines have cancelled flights in response to the latest travel advice regarding Coronavirus. Please contact your airline for specific flight information before travelling to the airport.

You can check the status of your flight on our flight information page.

Our Short Stay and Priority car parks are open and operational for those customers still flying, or being picked up/dropped off.

For specific flight information please contact your airline directly.


GOV.UK Coronavirus information

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Booking Updates

Our parking contact centre is currently experiencing high volumes of calls. Please avoid calling or emailing unless you are due to travel in the next 72 hours. We recommend that you follow the advice below as the team are having to prioritise customers whose immediate travel plans are now impacted.

You can amend or cancel your booking online in the manage my booking facility.

See the FAQs section for more details

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Retail updates

 

*Due to the current circumstances some of our retail outlets are currently closed. Please see below for retail re-opening updates. Vending machines are also available airside for beverages.*

Retail Re-opening Updates

World Duty Free

World Duty Free

Our World Duty Free store after security is currently open*.

Monday: 07:00 - 20:00
Tuesday: 09:00 - 20:00
Wednesday: 11:30 - 20:00
Thursday: 07:00 - 20:00
Friday: 07:00 - 20:00
Saturday: 07:30 - 14:30
Sunday: 11:30 - 19:30

*Opening times are reduced and vary depending on flight departure times.

WHSmith (Before Security)

WHSmith (Before Security)

Our WHSmith store located before security will be reopening on Thursday 7th October*.

Monday: 08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday: 08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday: 08:00 - 17:00
Thursday:08:00 - 17:00
Friday: 08:00 - 17:00
Saturday: 08:00 - 15:00
Sunday: 14:00 - 20:00

*Opening times are reduced and vary depending on flight departure times.

WHSmith (After Security)

WHSmith (After Security)

Our WHSmith store in the departure lounge is currently open*.

Monday: 06:00 - 18:00
Tuesday:06:00 - 18:00
Wednesday: 06:30 - 18:00
Thursday: 06:30 - 18:00
Friday: 06:30 - 18:00
Saturday: 05:30 - 14:30
Sunday: 06:30 - 14:30

*Opening times are reduced and vary depending on flight departure times.

Costa

Costa

Our Costa located after security is currently open*.

Monday: 07:00 - 16:00
Tuesday: 07:00 - 16:00
Wednesday: 07:00 - 16:00
Thursday:07:00 - 16:00
Friday: 07:00 - 16:00
Saturday: 05:30 - 14:00
Sunday: 06:30 - 14:00

*Opening times are reduced and vary depending on flight departure times.

The Olive Tree Bar

The Olive Tree Bar

The Olive Tree Bar located after security is currently open*.

Monday: 14:00 - 20:00
Tuesday: Closed
Wednesday: Closed
Thursday: 14:00 - 20:00
Friday: 14:00 - 20:00
Saturday: Closed
Sunday:14:00 - 20:00

*Opening times are reduced and vary depending on flight departure times.

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COVID-19 FAQs

A collection of FAQs to help our passengers and staff.

Coronavirus FAQs