You may need a PCR test for Covid-19 if you are planning to travel abroad from the United Kingdom. Many destination countries require a medical certificate showing proof of a negative test result for Covid-19, either to gain entry or to avoid the need to quarantine.
Please consult the latest Foreign Office guidance on the suitability of this test for your destination.
Frequently Asked Questions
Do I get a Fit to Travel certificate?
If your test results are negative we will issue a Fit to Travel certificate. It will have all the details required to travel.
When should I book my test?
Typically we get our results within 24 hours after testing, 7 days a week. We advise you to allow plenty of time ahead of your departure date, this means you need to take the test two to three days before departure.
What type of test is this?
This is a polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test. PCR tests are used to detect the presence of an antigen. By detecting viral RNA, which will be present in the body before symptoms of the disease are present, the tests can tell whether or not someone has the virus very early on
How do I get my results?
We send out all test results via email within 24 to 48 hours of testing.
How long does the process take and do I get help taking the sample?
Taking the sample is very quick, it does not take longer than 5 minutes. All sample collection is conducted by a trained member of our team. However, you may choose to collect the sample yourself.