Visa to roll out discounted pre-travel COVID-19 tests to cardholders

Card network Visa has launched an initiative for discounted pre-travel COVID-19 tests to their customers in partnership with Collinson

Cardholders will be able to book a COVID-19 test on the Collinson website at their preferred in-city clinic location. The partnership extends to Visa consumers in the UK, Singapore and a range of Asia-Pacific markets. 

Launched under their banner, ‘seamless and secure Covid-19 testing process for Visa cardholders’, Visa will deliver a test certificate with PCR test results in up to 36 hours of results being received in an hour. 

Conor Lynch, Head of Consumer Solutions, Asia Pacific at Visa, commented: “With a Visa card, travellers can access a range of benefits, which now includes discounts on pre-departure travel tests; especially important today as the world adapts to new norms of travel. 

“Together with Collinson, Visa is keen to make it convenient and hassle-free for travellers to take to the skies again.”

Discount offers for Visa cardholders differ between regions. They are as follows: 

  • 15% discount on all PCR tests in Singapore
  • 10% discount on all PCR tests for the rest of Asia-Pacific countries
  • 20% discount on any type of test taken in the UK

“While Asia Pacific continues to be the ‘first in, last out’ of the COVID-19 pandemic, the importance of travel testing remains,” stated Todd Handcock, President, Asia Pacific at Collinson. 

“We are delighted to be working with Visa to help the safe restart of global travel, and with more destinations opening up to travellers once again, we look forward to helping to restore their travel confidence as they take to the skies.”