BOURNEMOUTH Airport has seen a 58 per cent increase in passengers being tested for Covid in just one month.

The rate of Covid tests at Bournemouth Airport more than doubled from July to August, with an average of 6,500 passengers travelling through the airport each week over the summer.

Travellers at Bournemouth Airport can book a test with GPDQ, a government listed testing provider which has treated over two million patients through Covid.

A GPDQ spokesperson said: “With summer in full swing, we’re expecting more travellers to our testing centre at Bournemouth Airport as more countries get put onto the green list.

“As people choose to travel abroad, probably for the first time for over a year, many will be putting their trust in us to provide conclusive, safe testing with timely results.

“Covid testing onsite at Bournemouth Airport provides families with peace of mind that their test results will not be lost in the post and that the test was carried out effectively.”

Ryanair recently announced they would be operating flights to Gran Canaria and the Portuguese capital Lisbon as part of its winter schedule at Bournemouth Airport.

In addition, the airport recently resumed flights to Malta after government travel restrictions eased.

Travellers who take fit to fly PCR tests, administered by experienced clinicians before 12pm, can expect to receive their results in 24 hours. Those that require a rapid lateral flow test and certification can pre-book the service or turn up on the day.

Travellers can book their testing for travel online at