As travel opens up again, multiple destinations and airlines are requesting a COVID-19 PCR swab test for travel purpose and some need an additional fit to fly certificate.
Our experienced team of clinicians and efficient administrators are here to help you get to your destination and avoid mandatory quarantine. Some destinations require the test to take place within 72 or 96 hours of travel so you need a clinic that can guarantee its turnaround times and promise to deliver your result in time.
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A PCR swab is the only way to exclude an active COVID-19 infection. A COVID-19 PCR swab is taken from the throat and nose. It is not painful and is a quick procedure. Our experienced nurses and HCAs will take your swab for you.
Airlines and destinations require a laboratory certificate from a laboratory accredited by UKAS and fit to fly certificates from registered clinics. They do not accept results that are texted or emailed without the laboratory report itself attached.
When should I have my test?
Destinations vary in when they would like you to have your test. Some require it within 72 hours and others within 96 hours, for example. You should confirm this with your airline or relevant government website or embassy. When you have this information, we can advise you as to the best time to have your test with us to ensure you receive your result at the right time.
Please note that we do not take responsibility for if you make an error in the timing of your test. We are here to provide a safe and professional test with results within 48 – 72 hours. Our nurses and healthcare assistants cannot advise on travel regulations and test timings so please do speak to your airline in advance of booking your test with us.
Do I have to take my swab myself?
No way! When you attend the clinic, one of our experienced clinicians will take your swab for you. This improves accuracy and ensures sufficient sample is taken. Your clinician will also verify your details to make sure they match your passport.
When and how will I receive my results?
Our turnaround time is 2 – 3 days with most results in 48 hours. We will email you your result as a PDF certificate that you can print off yourself. If you do not have access to a printer and a hard copy is required, you can collect your certificate from the clinic on pre-arrangement.
What is the fee?
The total fee is £175 for an at-clinic test. We do not charge anything additional for a supplementary letter or certificate.
What does the test check for?
The test is a PCR test meaning it can tell you if you have an active coronavirus infection. It cannot tell you if you have had it in the past.
Who is this test package for?
If you have coronavirus symptoms in any combination including cough, fever, sore throat, diarrhoea, or other cold and ‘flu symptoms and are self-isolating