In-Clinic PCR Test at our Bristol Clinic
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Our Tests in Comparison to Government / NHS Tests
Government/NHS test cannot be used for travel purposes as no fit-to-fly document is provided.
Our in-clinic tests are recognised for travel by all airlines.
What is a PCR Test?
A laboratory-based test that analyses a swab sample for RNA related to a current Covid-19 infection. The swab is taken in-clinic and sent to our lab.
Why do I need a PCR test for travel?
For international travel, most countries require evidence of a recent negative PCR test in the form of a fit to fly certificate or results sheet. Check with your travel operator for the specific requirements of your chosen destination.
When should I book the test?
We send you your results the day after your sample is taken if opt for the next-day results. Or you could choose the same-day results service.
The country you are visiting will have a specific time window in which you need to have taken the test. The window is often 72 hours, but you will need to check the entry requirements for your chosen destination to ensure you book your test within the right timeframe.
Will I get a fit-to-fly certificate?
Yes. If your results are negative, the results sheet (example below) you will receive via email is accepted for travel by all airlines.
Can I buy tests, rather than coming to the Bristol clinic for testing?
While home kits are available, the faster in-clinic service is recommended when used for travel purposes.
How reliable is the test?
The test has 100% sensitivity
Will the test tell me if I’ve recently had the virus?
No. A PCR test looks for a current infection.
Where is your clinic located?
From the 20th of August, the address will be:
Mercure Bristol Grand Hotel
For appointments prior to the 20th of August, please go to:
Vivo Clinic Bristol
Mercure Hotel Brigstow
What should I do if I receive a positive result?
If you receive a positive result you will need to self-isolate. Please check the government website for the latest advice.
Which countries can I travel to?
The countries to which you can currently travel and their respective regulations are continuously evolving. We recommend that you visit the Government webpage which is kept up to date with the latest information and developments.
We’ve also got our own Covid travel portal
Airport Distance Bristol Airport 9 miles