RT-PCR Test Manchester Airport
A PCR testing service is available in-clinic at our Manchester Airport location. We offer a same day and next day results service. Tests can be booked online or over the phone and results are sent via email.
Results are recognised for travel by all airlines.
In-Clinic PCR Test at our Clinic
Use the button above to select a date and book your appointment.
Why do I need a PCR test to travel?
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, most countries have made negative PCR test results a legal requirement for entry.
Where is your Manchester Airport clinic located?
Vivo Clinic (based inside The Clayton Hotel)
How is an RT-PCR test different?
Both tests involve determining the presence of coronavirus RNA in nose and throat swab samples. However, the RT-PCR test uses a method called reverse transcription.
Many countries specifically ask for RT-PCR test results and will not accept a PCR test result. Nonetheless, countries requiring PCR tests accept results from RT-PCR tests also.
When should I book the test?
This depends entirely on the country you will be travelling to. The most common requirement is a negative result from a test taken no more than 72 hours of the flight. However, this is not a definite rule – this time window changes from country to country.
We recommend you check the requirement of your destination on the government’s website before booking the test.
Be sure to book your PCR test early enough for it to not interfere with your plans, but not too early that it becomes inapplicable.
Will I receive certification?
Yes, you will. We will send your results sheet via email if your test comes back negative. Our results are recognized by all airlines. The results sheet will have your details, lab analysis and details of our laboratory.
What if my test result is positive?
For a positive test result, we will not be providing certification, and you must quarantine for ten days.
Further information can be found from the NHS. You can also reach them by calling 111.
Can you provide same-day PCR test results for multiple travellers?
Yes, of course. Please book individual test for each of your travel companions in advance by calling us or using our online form.
What do I need to bring with me to the test?
You must bring your passport.
Can I have a PCR test kit delivered to me instead of taking the test in-clinic?
Yes. You can book an at-home test kit with us if you want. However, please keep in mind that the results for the at-home tests can take up to 48 hours to be ready. They may not be the best choice if your destination country’s PCR test requirement states a short time window.
What if I have more questions?
Please call us on 0333 305 8486. Our helplines are operational 24/7.