Finnair set to offer rapid testing at Helsinki Airport

Results will be delivered to passengers two hours after taking the test 

Finnish flag carrier, Finnair has announced that it will be introducing rapid antigen testing from August 4 near Helsinki Airport.  

Covid-19 test certificates will be issued upon gaining a negative result and are delivered electronically.  

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“Pre-testing is a prerequisite for safe travel in many countries,” said Kaarlo Karvonen, Finnair’s head of security. “Therefore, it must be affordable and reasonably priced for anyone who wants to travel. Finnair's new rapid antigen testing service smoothens the journey.  

“The rapid antigen test is a good option for tourists arriving in Finland who need a negative corona test certificate for their return journey. A growing number of countries are accepting rapid antigen testing as a travel document. Our aim is to make this available also in other locations in Finland.” 

The airline has posted all relevant travel requirements on its website so that customers are able to check before departure.