MAY 24, 2021, 1500hrs, BST, UK
MAY 24, 2021, 1500hrs, BST, UK
Eurotunnel Le Shuttle is now offering passengers the chance to purchase Covid-19 testing starting at just £57 per test*, for pre-departure and arrival tests to enable stress free travel to Europe this summer.
In collaboration with leading Covid-19 testing company Prenetics, passengers travelling with Eurotunnel Le Shuttle will benefit from a special discounted price. At home test kits for the whole family, or in-person test pods are available at 20 UK locations offering gold standard PCR tests to ensure that passengers meet all the testing requirements in the most straightforward way possible.
Test kits can be bought through the Eurotunnel website and can either be sent to the passenger’s home address, or they can visit one of 20 UK locations to take the test in-person. For those taking an at home test, customers will receive clear and detailed step-by-step guidance on the Prenetics website and simply send their sample via a return envelope to an accredited Prenetics lab. For both, results will be sent within 24 hours of receipt of the test at the laboratory via email or notification on the website.
Deborah Merrens, Chief Commercial Officer at Eurotunnel said:
“We are delighted to be able to offer our customers a straightforward way to meet the current testing requirements. We know that whilst holidaymakers are desperate to get away, safety is paramount and our collaboration with Prenetics makes the testing process as stress free as possible. Ensuring that testing procedures are clear and tests are easily obtainable will be key to instilling consumer confidence in travel this summer. Travelling on Eurotunnel Le Shuttle means that passengers stay in the comfort of their own car and are not mixing with other holidaymakers."
Avi Lasarow, CEO of Prenetics UK, the health diagnostics business, said:
“We are delighted to be working with Eurotunnel Le Shuttle which completes our frontage in the international travel sector. Covid-19 testing for travellers is going to be necessary for the medium to long term and Prenetics offers one of the most comprehensive and competitive testing packages in the market today, helping us all makes steps back to normal life.”
Eurotunnel Le Shuttle is witnessing an increase in bookings as countries on the Amber and Green list are made clear and hopes that France will be included in the Green list by the main summer holiday period. Driving through the tunnel with Eurotunnel Le Shuttle provides the safest way to cross the Channel in the security and independence of your own car. Passengers drive their cars onto the train at the Folkestone terminal and 35 minutes later drive off in Calais. From leaving home to arriving at the final holiday destination, customers barely need to leave the safe bubble of their own car if they choose not to.
Prices start at just £91 per car for up to nine passengers and £131 for the Standard Refundable Ticket each way. There is also the added advantage to pet owners who can take their beloved pets in the car with them for just £20 each way, as long as they are holders of the correct documentation.
A clear explanation of the testing requirements can be found on Eurotunnel’s website https://www.eurotunnel.com/uk/travelling-with-us/latest/covid-19/