Dublin Airport’s Randox Covid-19 Test Centre will Remain Open on Christmas Day

Dublin Airport's Randox Covid-19 test centre will remain open on Christmas Day and St Stephen's Day (Boxing Day) to accommodate passengers travelling to the USA - but travellers who need a test should book quickly so they don't miss out!

Dublin Airport’s Randox Covid-19 test centre will remain open on Christmas Day and St Stephen’s Day (Boxing Day) to accommodate passengers travelling to the USA just after the festive period.

New rules in the US mean international travellers now need to take a negative test within 24-hour window irrespective of whether or not they have been vaccinated.

As well as accepting PCR test results, the US still allows professionally conducted rapid antigen tests to be used as proof that a traveller is not infected with the virus. The latter tests can be done within 15 minutes.

Assuming people need to have their tests fully completed at least four hours before they depart – to allow them sufficient time to make their way through the airport and through US immigration – they will need to have the tests carried out either on Christmas Day or early on the morning of December 26th.

Travellers are being advised to book their tests as soon as possible so as not to be disappointed.

The RocDoc testing centre at Dublin Airport is normally open between the hours of 8am and 7pm, but is closed on Christmas Day. It is not yet taking bookings for December 26th.

Meanwhile, the Randox testing centre has normal opening hours from 2am until 11pm, but is closed on Christmas Day and the earliest available slot it has for St Stephen’s Day for a rapid antigen test is 10.40am.

The V1 Medical in Swords said that it had opened bookings for Christmas Day between 10am and 2pm and St Stephen’s Day from 6am until 2pm to facilitate passengers.

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