Integrated Testing System for COVID-19 to be Trialled at an International Airport

posted on 7th July 2020 by Eddie Saunders
Integrated Testing System for COVID-19 to be Trialled at an International Airport

Having been ignored by UK Ministers, TravelSafe Systems (TSS) is to trial its on-departure integrated testing system for Covid-19 at an international hub airport this month. It is also in negotiations to have similar trials at other airports.

Nick Lambe, Joint CEO of TSS, said, “I am, of course, disappointed that my own Government has ignored us but delighted that we have this opportunity to trial our 40 minute test for departing passengers at an International airport.

At less than €40 per test, decreasing with volumes, the testing of all passengers, airport staff and flight crews provides a real opportunity to ensure that airports and planes are COVID-19 free. Linked to a digital certificate that is held on a passenger’s mobile device, the test results provide incontrovertible proof of that passenger’s health status regarding Covid-19.”

Our mission is to make travel safe again and we are close to achieving that goal”.

The Loop-mediated isothermal amplification (LAMP) test is a single-tube technique for the amplification of DNA, which delivers results in less than 40 minutes. It is more accurate than the Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) test and can be conducted at an airport without the need for a laboratory.

TSS has taken the LAMP testing a step further by integrating the results into iWarrant, a secure, smartphone- based, immutable application, providing a digital certificate to be used through check-in, security, duty free and boarding.