Coronavirus test centre opens at Malaga-Costa del Sol Airport this week

Airport coronavirus test centre.
Airport coronavirus test centre. / SUR
  • Located in the departures terminal, it will allow passengers and flight crew members to take a PCR or antigen test before flying

Passengers and flight crew who require a Covid-19 PCR or antigen test to travel due to the coronavirus restrictions imposed by many countries will be able to get the tests done at the Malaga-Costa del Sol Airport from this week.

The new service, located in the departure terminal, will be operational from this week and will managed by the Arquimea technology company together with the Recoletas hospital group.

Online reservations for prior appointments can be made through their website avoiding queues and unnecessary waiting.

The service will be operational from 8am to 6pm, a timetable that the companies say will expand as air passenger activity increases.

In the case of antigen tests, the results will be available in 20 minutes, while for PCR the wait will be less than 12 hours.

“The certificate with the test result will be sent directly to the passenger's email, and can also be consulted and downloaded online," says the website.

The cost for the PCR test is 58.60 euros and 28.60 euros for an antigen test.