AS travel restrictions to amber list countries eases, footfall at Bournemouth Airport is predicted to increase this summer along with the demand for covid testing.

With more than 700,000 passengers in 2019, Bournemouth Airport saw footfall drop last year during the pandemic but expects to see foreign travel levels significantly increase as schools break up for summer and amber list quarantine is scrapped in England for those who are double vaccinated.

Although restrictions are easing, pre-travel testing is mandatory and is expected to rise as families take up the opportunity to holiday abroad.

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

Partnering with business consultants, Lion & Gazelle, Covid testing for travel is also offered at Exeter and Norwich airports.

A spokesperson for GPDQ said: “As people choose to travel abroad, probably for the first time in more than 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”.