COVID-19 PCR TEST TO TRAVEL
PCR Testing for Travel
Many travelers are now required to take a COVID-19 RT-PCR test, commonly known as the PCR Test for Travel. This is to show they are not carrying the virus and are Fit-to-Fly/Travel. It is also essential that the test is processed by a UKAS registered laboratory.
We also provide the Day 5 Test to Release (TTR) PCR testing. More information on this test can be found here: Test to Release
Some countries and airlines are constantly changing their rules on testing, and tests should be performed within a specific time frame before departure or landing. This varies from 48 hours to 96 hours, and in some cases 120 hours. Please ensure you are fully aware of the required time frame before you book your appointment.
Kindly note, we will not be able to assist with finding information on your specific travel restrictions, please speak to your booking agents or the airlines for this information.
We also provide Antibody IgG and IgM blood tests. Some countries have instructed travelers to take this additional test which we also offer at our clinic.
RT-PCR Swab test
Antibody testing (IgM/IgG)
The COVID-19 IgM/IgG Antibody test is performed by blood sample collection to check whether you have developed antibodies post infection. Antibodies can be detected 14 days or more following exposure or onset of symptoms.
If requesting for travel, results for your antibody blood test are available within your chosen turnaround time of you RT-PCR test. Result will be reported as either “Negative” / “Not detected” or “Positive” / “Detected”.
Results for antibody with levels are available no sooner than 48 hours. This is more suitable for testing post-vaccination or infection.
Fit for Travel / Fit to Fly Certificate
To book an appointment, please call our dedicated Covid line on 079 5862 2282 or email us on email@example.com
PCR Test by Postal Service
Although we are able to post you a self-sample collection kit, if you are requesting it for travel purposes, you must ensure that this is acceptable by your airline/country of travel as we are not in a position to advise according to the rules and regulations of your destination. To request a postal kit, please call on 079 5862 2282 or email us on firstname.lastname@example.org. We would also recommend that you hand-deliver or courier your sample back to the clinic to avoid any issues due to postal delays, especially if you require a rapid turnaround time.