Since 1 January 2022, the new Covid Test Centre at Malaga airport has been open under the name Fly COVID Test Center.
It offers travellers a centralised service at the airport, which will greatly facilitate the headaches related to mandatory tests for travellers returning home, as it is open every day, weekends and holidays included.
Covid test centre at Malaga airport
The great advantages of this Covid test centre at Malaga airport are firstly the very fast results, which are sent directly to the traveller’s email address.
And secondly and not least, the competitive price, as a PCR test costs half of what it normally costs in a laboratory.
And last but not least, this centre is open every day of the year and therefore we can comfortably take the test on time, without the anguish of looking for a laboratory or if the results arrive on time or if they have not expired until we arrive in our country of destination.
Now we look at all the issues in detail, prices, location, if you need to make an appointment, read on!
Covid tests available at Malaga airport and prices
• PCR test: Detects if you have genetic material of the virus (RNA) in the earliest stages of infection. This test is endorsed by the FDA (US Food and Drug Administration) to detect other emerging variants of SARS-CoV-2, such as the Omicron variant.
It is the test of choice in most European countries. Therefore, it is either required by the airlines before boarding the flight or you have to show it upon arrival in your country, or else show it within 48 hours. Test results are available within 12 hours.
• Rapid Antigen Test: Detects if you have viral proteins and, therefore, if you carry the virus. Results are available in 15-20 minutes.
• Rapid Antibody Test: Detects whether you have generated antibodies against the virus. Results are available in 15-20 minutes.
The certificate with the test result will be sent directly to the traveller’s contact email, and can also be consulted and downloaded from the reference website.
Book appointment online
You have to book online in advance through their website. The website www.flycovidtestcenter.com is available in Spanish and English. This makes it easier to plan your trip and avoids unnecessary queues and waiting times.
Location of the centre and opening hours
The Fly COVID Test Center is located at Malaga Costa del Sol Airport in Terminal T2 on the first floor, departures area. To access the terminal you must show your boarding pass and/or flight reservation. You will only be able to access your terminal 72 hours before your flight.
Opening hours are daily from 7:30 am to 7:30 pm.
What do I need to bring to the appointment?
Passport or ID card, confirmation of the appointment and face mask are required.
Please avoid eating, drinking, smoking or brushing your teeth one hour before the test.
What should I do if the test comes back positive?
If your test result is positive, you must leave the airport.
In compliance with Royal Decree Law 26/2020, article 5, if the result of the diagnostic test is positive, the client cannot travel and must leave the airport.
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