July 29, 2020 / 7:58 AM / 10 days ago

Heathrow CEO says airport testing plan would cost passengers 150 stg

LONDON, July 29 (Reuters) - The cost of having a coronavirus test at the airport would be about 150 pounds ($195) per person and the passenger would be expected to pay, said Heathrow Airport chief executive John Holland-Kaye.

"So it's not cheap, but equally for people who are worried about being able to go back to work or get the kids into school, there will be people who are prepared to pay that to avoid the extra period of quarantine," Holland-Kaye told Reuters on Wednesday.

Heathrow is proposing a double testing programme plan which could reduce Britain's 14-day quarantine rule for arrivals from countries with high infection rates like the United States and Spain.

The CEO said that the cost of the test would come down as more people signed up for it. ($1 = 0.7712 pounds) (Reporting by Sarah Young, Editing by Paul Sandle)

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