The mobile lab will be located just outside the airport terminal. Passengers, departing or returning, will be given the option to have a PCR test taken. Brussels Airport has announced in a press release that the tests will be analyzed on site. With a rapid test, the airport promises that the result will be available within 3 hours, with a standard test within an average of 9 hours.
“Public health has been a top priority for Brussels Airport since the start of the corona crisis,” says CEO Arnaud Feist. ‘That’s why we decided to go a step further and enable covid-19 testing at the airport in a new mobile lab. For example, those returning from a red zone can have themselves tested immediately upon arrival at Brussels Airport. Departing passengers can also have themselves tested there. ‘
The price tag does depend on the situation. Anyone who returns from a red zone ‘receives’ the NIHDI rate of 46.81 euros. But departing passengers pay EUR 67 for a standard test and EUR 135 for the rapid test.