Two private companies are providing RT-PCR Covid-19 testing and rapid/antigen testing at Dublin Airport.
RocDoc Health Check and Randox are government approved and provide Digital Covid Certificates.
With Irish people struggling to get a PCR test with the HSE, these are great alternative options for those in need of a Covid PCR test.
And here’s everything you need to know…
Do I have to pre-book my test?
All Covid-19 tests at Dublin Airport need to be pre-booked in advance through the service providers. It’s not possible to get a test without booking in advance.
Is it drive through or do I walk in?
There is both a drive-thru, in-car, testing facility and a walk-thru testing facility available for RocDoc Health Check.
Randox tests are performed in-clinic only.
How much will it cost?
As this is private testing, it is not free.
RocDoc Health Check provides a RT-PCR test for €95 with results in 24 hours, a rapid antigen test for €49 with results within one hour and an antibody test for €69 with results in four working days.
A Randox PCR test will cost €59 with results available the next day, an express PCR test will be €89 with results in one to three hours, rapid antigen tests are €35 with results available after one hour and antibody tests are €49 with results available the following day.
Where do I have to go at the airport?
RocDoc Health Check has two locations, the drive-thru (in-car) testing facility at Dublin Airport is located in the Express Green Car Park and is open from 8:00am to 7:00pm every day.
The RocDoc North Terminal testing walk-thru facility is open 24 hours.
Please follow the directional signage from outside Terminal 1 on the departures level.
Walk northwest from Terminal 1 on the departures road, then take the second left just before the Garda Station and then the first right.
The Randox Travel Centre is located close to the Terminal 2 Short Term multi-storey car park at Dublin Airport. Dedicated parking is available on Level 5 of the Terminal 2 Short Term multi-storey car park. It is open from 2:00am until 11pm every day.
When arriving at the airport, follow the directional signage for Terminal 2 parking. A detailed video can be found
After you have parked in the dedicated area, take the lift down to the ground floor.
When you come out of the lift, turn to your left to exit the car park.
You are now facing the back of the Randox Travel Centre. Cross the road and walk around the building to the Randox Travel Centre entrance.
Where to pre-book a test?
To prebook a RocDoc Health Check you can visit: https://rocdochealthcheck.ie , or you can also call RocDoc directly on 01- 969 7893.
To prebook a Randox test, you go on: https://booking.randox.ie , or you can also call 0044 2894 343 005.
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