Avianca Airlines has partnered with Colombian medical testing firm SynLab to offer COVID-19 testing at no extra charge for passengers flying from Colombia and paying for L or XXL (First Class) fares. The tests will be available at sites in Bogotá, Cali, Medellín, Cartagena, Barranquilla, Manizales & Santa Marta. Test results can take up to 36 hours.
Avianca passengers who purchase standard and economy fares will be able to take the PCR or antigen tests at discounted rates. According to Avianca, to schedule a testing appointment, passengers must visit the SynLab website: http://www.synlab.co/viajeros/ and remain responsible for complying with the specific testing requirements of their travel destination. Avianca’s highest fare class of XXL includes home testing for up to six passengers at the same location.
“Our goal is to make our clients’ travel plans much easier. We seek strategic alliances that allow us to create an ecosystem of benefits, advantages and discounts to improve your travel experience. From now on, our travelers can have included or with important discounts reliable tests of PCR or antigens thanks to the new alliance with the renowned laboratory SynLAb Colombia. Without a doubt, we will continue looking for improvements to offer the best service according to the needs of the new traveler,” said Emilio Chacón, Avianca’s Vice President of Digital Experiential and Additional Product Development.
This benefit began February 17 and Avianca says it will be extended as required by pandemic travel conditions.