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

  • 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.


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). 


For further information, please contact the easyJet Press Office on 01582 525252 or visit www.easyjet.com/mediacentre 

To contact Boots For more information please contact [email protected]


Notes:

About easyJet

 

easyJet is Europe’s leading airline offering a unique and winning combination of the best route network connecting Europe’s primary airports, with great value fares and friendly service.

 

easyJet flies on more of Europe’s most popular routes than any other airline and carried more than 96 million passengers in 2019 – more than 16 million travelling for business. The airline has over 300 aircraft on nearly 1000 routes to more than 150 airports across 35 countries. Over 300 million Europeans live within one hour’s drive of an easyJet airport.

 

easyJet aims to be a good corporate citizen, employing people on local contracts in eight countries across Europe in full compliance with national laws and recognising their trade unions. The airline supports a number of local charities and also has a corporate partnership with UNICEF which has raised over £14m for the most vulnerable children since it was established in 2012.

 

The airline takes sustainability seriously and is the first major airline to operate carbon neutral flights across its whole network. The airline is achieving this goal by offsetting the carbon emissions from the fuel used for all of its flights. The airline sees this as an interim measure until new technology becomes available to de-carbonise aviation. In the meantime, easyJet will continue to support innovative technology, operate efficiently and aim to fill most of its seats. Since 2000, we have improved our carbon emission per passenger kilometre efficiency by over one third and we have a target to reach a 38% reduction by 2022.

 

Innovation is in easyJet’s DNA – from our launch over 25 years ago when we changed the way people fly to the present day where we lead the industry in digital, web, engineering and operational innovations to make travel more easy and affordable for our passengers.

 

The airline was named as Britain’s Most Admired Company of 2020 in the transport sector, retaining the leading position for a second year running. Britain’s Most Admired Companies study is the longest-running annual survey of corporate reputation in the UK.

 

About Boots UK:

Boots UK (boots.com) 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 the Retail Pharmacy International division of Walgreens Boots Alliance (Nasdaq: WBA), which is a global leader in retail and wholesale pharmacy, touching millions of lives every day through dispensing and distributing medicines, and through its convenient retail locations, digital platforms and health and beauty products.

More company information is available at boots-uk.com.

 

*As of Aug. 31, 2020

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