Airport Parking & Hotels (, the award-winning airport parking operator, announces a drive-through Covid-19 testing facility at its APH-owned car park at Gatwick Airport providing travellers with a convenient and affordable way to get tested prior to flying abroad and on return to the UK.

The facility is run in partnership with the UK’s leading travel testing provider Collinson and provides the full range of tests for travellers including RT-PCR, RT-LAMP, Antigen and Antibody testing. Collinson is also on the UK Government’s list of approved test providers for mandatory testing upon a traveller’s return to the UK, as well as for Test to Release requirements. All tests are administered by medical professionals on-site with most results available within 45 – 120 minutes, depending on the test taken. Test appointments should be made for before 4pm in order to receive same-day results. For those travellers who require a pre-departure RT-PCR test, customers can book an airport hotel for the night before while awaiting results prior to flying, with APH’s Airport Hotel & Parking package.

Further details on the tests available with Collinson at APH Gatwick include:

Pre-Departure RT-PCR Test Within 48 hours £99
Pre-Departure RT-LAMP Test Within 90-120 minutes £85
Pre-Departure Antigen Test Within 45-60 minutes £59
Pre-Departure Antibody Test Within 45-60 minutes £40
Mandatory Testing for International Arrivals Within 48 hours £198 (includes both tests)
Test to Release for International Travel Same day (before midnight) for test appointments up until 4pm £99

Nick Caunter, Managing Director of Airport Parking & Hotels (APH) said: “Many people in the UK are eagerly looking forward to a holiday this year and testing looks certain to be a vital enabler for many months to come. The Covid testing facility at our APH Gatwick site provides travellers with the option to have their Covid test done at the same location as parking their car, ensuring the start and finish of their holiday is as simple and easy as possible.”

David Evans, Joint Chief Executive at Collinson said: “With summer travel looking increasingly likely, the partnership with APH provides travellers with a convenient option to have their Covid tests taken all in one place, whether that’s pre-departure or mandatory testing for UK arrivals. While the requirements around testing may change, we believe that offering travellers a greater amount of choice when it comes to the type of test they can take and the convenience of a car-park and hotel nearby is important to helping international travel resume safely.”

The APH car park is located only 12 minutes from Gatwick Airport, with bus transfers provided for customers every 10 – 15 minutes. APH has also launched in April a Super Flex cancellation policy for travellers booking airport parking at APH-owned car parks at Gatwick Airport and Manchester Airport, allowing customers to cancel their booking with a full refund right up to their arrival time at the car park, meaning that if for any reason there is a last-minute problem, they are not out of pocket for their parking.

For further information on Collinson or to book a test at APH Gatwick, visit

For further information on Airport Parking and Hotels (APH) visit or call 01342 859515.


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About Airport Parking and Hotels (APH)
Established in 1980, Airport Parking and Hotels (APH) is an award-winning airport parking operator and retailer, winning the ‘Best Airport Parking Company’ award at the British Travel Awards 2020 for the eleventh year running. In addition to APH’s own car parks serving Gatwick and Manchester Airports, APH also offers parking at all major UK airports as well as airport hotels, airport lounges and via trusted partners other extras such as car hire and travel insurance.

About Collinson
Collinson is a global leader in the provision of traveller experiences including airport lounge access and medical and security assistance and travel medical services. Collinson’s traveller experiences include the world’s leading airport lounge and experiences programme, Priority Pass, as well as travel insurance, identity assistance, flight delay, international health and travel risk management solutions.

Collinson has over 2,000 employees operating out of 20 locations globally, all working to deliver a broad range of traveller experiences that ensure the safety, welfare and comfort of 55 million people as they travel for business and leisure around the world. Its travel medical and security assistance business unit has more than 55 years’ experience in the delivery of international medical assistance and emergency care, including the handling of pandemics such as Ebola, Zika and the coronavirus. Last year alone, Collinson responded to over 95,000 emergency calls, managed over 40,000 medical cases and conducted over 3,000 aero-medical evacuations across the 170 countries it serves. We work with clients including: American Express, Cathay Pacific, CBA, Mastercard, Radisson Hotel Group, UnionPay and Visa.