I have recently returned from a very nice holiday, and regardless of the covid-19 restrictions, we managed to have a very peaceful and stress-free vacation. I know people who become very stressed whenever they are required to travel now. Our secret to all of you who tend to panic while travelling is – preparation. But before we move to our antigen test Heathrow experience, let’s discuss a bit about antigen testing and how they are used to combat the coronavirus spread.
What Are Antigen Tests?
The primary function of the Covid-19 antigen test is to detect if someone has been infected with the coronavirus. They are mostly used in diagnosing and screening for the condition, which is characterized by recurring respiratory infections caused by this virus. The biggest problem in fighting the coronavirus is that many people are asymptomatic, and with the lack of symptoms it is hard to guess whether you are infectious or not. Most people with Covid-19 may never experience any of the serious health problems associated with the virus, and that’s why the testing majors have been introduced in all airports, to stop infected people from boarding on a flight. Apart from that, coronavirus infection is often difficult to diagnose since the symptoms of SARS-CoV-2 mimic those caused by other acute respiratory infections. The most commonly encountered symptom is a mild fever which resolves with a few days of rest. Other symptoms include cough with yellow or green mucus, sore throat, runny nose, red eyes, sore throat, headache, fatigue and lethargy, and fever Researchers have recently determined that the most effective method of preventing the transfer of SARS-Cov-2 is to test all persons who arrive at the airport.
Because the primary symptom of SARS-CoV-2 is similar to the common flu, it can spread significantly faster through the environment. Our responsibility is to follow the health regulations in place and be vigilant of any symptoms we may exhibit on a daily basis. Given that Avia companies are now more flexible than ever, you can still amend your flight if you notice any changes in your health state, and you can always keep track of that with regular testing.
How The Antigen Test Heathrow Is Carried Out
After booking our plane tickets, we made sure to book our antigen tests from the same airport we were departing. This has saved us so much time and stress. We saw people even missing their flights because their test results weren’t ready on time due to huge queues at the Heathrow airport testing centre. For us, it was very simple and straightforward. We made the antigen test Heathrow reservation to be exactly 3 hours before our flight. On the day of the booking, we made sure to come 10 minutes before the booking, just to allow us some time to be ready for the test. Surprisingly, the antigen test Heathrow took a few minutes and then we were on our way. Later while strolling through the airport, we received our antigen test results from the Heathrow testing centre via email, which was very convenient.
I hope this article has been very helpful to those planning a trip in the near future and don’t know exactly what to expect. Making sure you have a checklist will make you feel like you are on top of everything and it is all under control. Arranging your antigen test Heathrow in advance should definitely be on top of that list.