Global Travel Management has announced the roll-out of two Covid-19 testing services for customers planning international travel.
GTM has relationships with two suppliers, Confirm Testing and DiamondAir. Both organisations can test passengers pre-flight and provide negative test certificates by email, paving the way for unhindered progress through the airport and on to their destination country.
Scott Pawley, managing director of GTM said
There is a growing list of business destinations that require a negative test certificate from UK-based travellers. So we are pleased to have put together testing programmes from two industry leaders, so that our customers can get tested and can receive certificates prior to travel.
Any customer can now choose the most convenient method, suiting their requirements. Tests can be carried out at home, at Heathrow Airport, or in specific locations in London.
We can even arrange a hotel stay prior to departure, so customers can receive take the test a day prior to their fight, relax in the hotel overnight before receiving their negative certificate the following day and transfer quickly and easily to the airport.
GTM customers will have a choice of supplier to administer and carry out their testing. The two programmes work as follows:
The customer orders a test to be sent to their home address at least five days prior to departure by Royal Mail Tracked 24 hour delivery. The test can be stored at home until it is required. The customer follows the test instructions, takes the test sample and returns it using the Royal Mail Tracked 24 hour label and packaging, putting them into a designated priority post box.
The test sample is analysed and results provided to the customer in time for the flight.
The customer is tested in person, choosing to be tested either at Heathrow Airport or at one of Diamond Air’s London facilities in Mayfair or Enfield. The result of the PCR swab test is provided within 4-24 hours.
Customers can choose from several levels of service, including:
- Test – this is a straightforward test, with results emailed to the customer
- Test and rest – this comprises a test and overnight hotel accommodation
- Test and destress – a test, plus departure/arrival meet and assist service including car transfer to/from the test clinic/airport
Paul Baker explained the service further
Testing for Covid-19 is mandatory for a growing number of countries. So we have negotiated a discount for GTM customers with these providers, meaning that, not only will they get a fully professional, secure testing process, they will get it at a discounted rate.
Some countries demand that the test certificate is produced within a short time-frame of their planned arrival in the country. So our teams of travel consultants can help passengers decide which testing service best meets their needs.
If you are planning to travel on business to a country that requires a negative test, contact your GTM Account Manager.