A COVID-19 travel test suitable for destinations where a PCR test is required for entry.
Results delivered by 07:59 the next day
Global Fit to Fly Certificate included
Appointments and results 7 days a week
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We are the UK’s most trusted coronavirus testing facility with more 5-star reviews than any other provider. 99% of test results are delivered on time for passengers wishing to travel.We have facilities across the UK and offer 1,000s of appointments everyday, including Sundays. Our UK based call centre is open 7 days a week and our laboratory tests 7 days a week to ensure you get your results on time.If you would like to see what some of the 100,000+ people we have tested have said about their experience, please click here.
The UK continues to recognise vaccination programmes from most countries (see list), including the UK, EU, and the USA. Travellers qualify as fully vaccinated if they can demonstrate vaccination certificates with a complete course of the following vaccines at least 14 days before arriving in the UK:- Oxford/AstraZeneca- Pfizer BioNTech- Moderna- Janssen (single-dose vaccine)- Sinovac-CoronaVac- Sinopharm Beijing- CovaxinFormulations of the 4 listed vaccines, such as AstraZeneca Covishield, AstraZeneca Vaxzevria and Moderna Takeda, qualify as approved vaccines.You must have had a complete course of an approved vaccine at least 14 days before you arrive in England.Where 2 doses of a vaccine are required for a full course, you will be able to mix 2 different types of vaccines, for example, Oxford/AstraZeneca and Moderna. You are also allowed to have the 2 vaccinations under 2 different approved programmes, for example, Australia and Japan, UK and USA, EU and Canada.
As fast as 23:59 the same day you take your PCR test if you choose a Same Day turnaround time. We also offer Overnight Results by 08:00 the next day after your test and Next Day Results by 18:00 the day after your test. All test samples are analysed 7 days a week and you’ll get your results as soon as they’re released.
Time windows are normally given by your airline or the country you are flying to. For example, an antigen test is usually required within a 48 hour time window meaning that your swab needs to be taken within 48 hours of your flight. We recommend you check your specific destination requirements here.
A throat and nose swab sample is taken by one of our healthcare professionals at one of our clinics in London, Watford, Manchester and Newcastle.
You can book a PCR test online for any of our clinics in London, Watford, Manchester and Newcastle. At each clinic we have healthcare professionals who administer your tests.
A PCR test is a nucleic acid test that looks for the genetic code (RNA) of the virus. It will not confirm whether you have had it and have developed an immune response - there are other tests available for that (see our antibody test). It is the gold standard of testing and is 99.9% accurate.
Yes, it’s accepted by all international destinations. Our real-time PCR (RT-PCR) method is fully certified and accredited by Public Health England. This test is trusted by airlines and embassies.
Your test results will be sent to you securely by text and email including a PDF you can download. Your certificate will show your full name, date of birth, passport number, date and time of test, and issue date. It will also be signed by our Medical Director, Dr. Jeremy Harris GMC: 3076541.
Negative: You do not have any evidence of an active COVID-19 infection.Positive: The virus that causes COVID-19 has been detected on your swab. You will need to self-isolate for 10 days in accordance with government guidance.Unclear: On rare occasions, it might not be possible to say if you had the virus when your test was done. In the event of this happening please contact us, quote your order number and we will arrange a retest.
A PCR Fit to Fly test includes your Fit to Fly status. This is the best test to take if you are travelling. We do not issue test result certificates with fit to fly status if you test positive for COVID-19.
An Antigen test looks for viral surface proteins of the virus. It will confirm if you currently have the virus. It will not confirm whether you have had it and have developed an immune response - there are other tests available for that (see our antibody test). It’s a faster and cheaper alternative to a PCR test and has an accuracy of 98%.
You can find your destination's specific testing requirements using our destination tracker here
The Certificate of Accreditation of the lab and other approval documents, as well as the clinical validation data for the test itself, are provided to you with your test result certificate in the email you receive. These comply with the necessary requirements for international travel even to very strict destinations like Hong Kong, China, South Korea, and Japan.
We’re a leading UK government recognised provider of all private COVID-19 tests. Our tests are analysed at UKAS accredited labs that comply with ISO15189 and ISO17025 standards.