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Travel and PCR Testing in December and January – Important Information

December January Travel

With Christmas just around the corner, we’d like to share some important information about travel and PCR testing in December and January. Keeping up with demand After an unpleasant year, many people are hoping to have an overseas holiday in December or January. We’ve seen a surge in demand for in-clinic PCR travel tests and …read more

Test to Release – New Government Program can cut Self-isolation in Half

Quarantine self Isolation

Presently, when entering or returning to the UK, travellers must quarantine (self-isolate) for a minimum of 14 days. However, from the 15th December, a new scheme title ‘test to release’ will allow travellers to take a private test to release PCR test after five days. If the test is negative, they can leave quarantine immediately! …read more

Travel Statistics for November

November Travel Stats

We look at the November stats of travellers who have booked trips this month. The UK lockdown and changes to international PCR testing and entry requirements have resulted in some interesting data, so let’s take a look. Remember, you can see a lot more travel information over on our coronavirus travel advice portal and PCR …read more

Will the Oxford vaccine be available privately?

AstraZeneca Oxford Vaccine

The Government has placed a very large order with the Oxford vaccine group / AstraZeneca, but will it be available privately? The UK government has placed an order for 100 million doses. To put that number into perspective, orders of 10 million doses and five million doses have been placed with Pfizer and Moderna respectively. …read more

What will it be like at Christmas this year?

Lockdown Christmas

The global pandemic has made it very difficult to see friends and family from outside of our households and bubbles. With the festive season just weeks away, many people are wondering what Christmas 2020 is going to be like. The government is reportedly considering a temporary easing of restrictions for a week over Christmas, however, …read more

Is the Moderna vaccine available privately in the UK?

Moderna Vaccine

Currently, the Moderna vaccine for COVID-19 is still undergoing testing, however, early studies are looking promising with a reported 94.5% effectiveness. See press release. The study still has not been reviewed by outside experts, so is in a similar potion to the Pfizer vaccine which recently reported a slightly lower 90% effectiveness. Moderna started their …read more

Can I still go on Holiday abroad during lockdown?

Can I still go on Holiday abroad during lockdown?

While the answer may seem obvious, a more relaxed lockdown has caused people to question whether they can travel, or even go on holiday abroad during the lockdown. While the government rules clearly state ‘no unessential travel’, lack of enforcement, combined with some chicanery by the airlines has meant that most air travel still taking …read more

Emirates Passengers Pre-Travel PCR Test

Emirates PCR

Emirates passengers travelling to the UAE and several other destinations may need to book a private PCR test and get a Fit-to-Fly certificate before being allowed into the country. Where can I get a test? Tests can be booked at clinic locations across the country. Click here to book a test. How long do the …read more

Will the Pfizer vaccine be available privately in the UK?

Pfizer Vaccine

Who will be first to get the Pfizer vaccine and will it be available privately? The UK government has already ordered 10 million doses of Pfizer/BioNtech’s vaccine. As two doses are needed, that’s enough to treat 5 million people. The most vulnerable people will be the first to have access to the vaccine. A previously …read more

New Digital Pandemic Travel Advice Portal

Covid-19 Travel Map Portal

Advice for flying from the UK VIVO Clinic launches a comprehensive Covid-19 travel advice and information portal for UK travellers. If you’re planning a trip abroad during the Coronavirus pandemic, the rules and restrictions are ever-evolving and can be difficult to keep up with. As one of the UK’s leading providers of PCR tests for …read more