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PCR-Test

PCR Travel Test Cardiff

£149

We offer in-clinic PCR Travel tests at our Cardiff Clinic. These travel-recognised test results are delivered to you via email.

The test looks for current COVID-19 infections using a nasal/throat swab sample.

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In-Clinic PCR Travel Test at our Cardiff Clinic

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Swab sample collected in-clinic
Public health England evaluated, and CE marked test
Call centre operating hours from 8:30am until 12 midnight, for your peace of mind
Results provided by us are accepted by ALL airlines
UKAS and CQC registered laboratories
Fit-to-fly Certificate included within our price – no hidden extras
  • Our Tests in Comparison to Government / NHS Tests

      Tests booked through the Government website are not for recreational travel purposes and do not supply you with a fit-to-fly certificate. Unnecessary strain is being put on the government system by those attempting to book tests for travel.

      Our in-clinic tests are for travel purposes only. If you have COVID-19 symptoms you should book a test via the Government website or buy a test from our online shop.

  • What is a PCR Test?

      PCR stands for Polymerase Chain Reaction. It’s a laboratory-based test designed to detect coronavirus related RNA.

  • Why do I need a PCR test for travel?

      Many popular travel destinations will not allow you to enter the country until you have produced negative results from a test taken within 72 hours of your flight.

      Our PCR tests are taken in-clinic and we email you the travel recognised results promptly.

       

      PCR Travel Test Cardiff Clinic

  • Which countries require a PCR test?

      Please Note: Test requirement information is provided by a 3rd Party. Test requirements should be confirmed via your travel operator or the UK Government website before making a booking.

      Afghanistan
      Test Requirements: Not Required (but recommended)
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      Albania
      Test Requirements: Upon arrival
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      Algeria
      Test Requirements: Temperature screening upon arrival
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      Andorra
      Test Requirements: Not Required (but recommended)
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      Angola
      Test Requirements: PCR required to enter
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      Anguilla
      Test Requirements: PCR required to enter
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      Antigua and Barbuda
      Test Requirements: RT-PCR required to enter
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      Argentina
      Test Requirements: For some origins
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      Armenia
      Test Requirements: PCR required to enter
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      Aruba
      Test Requirements: PCR required to enter
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      Australia
      Test Requirements: Screening upon arrival
      Australia Flag
      Austria
      Test Requirements: For some origins
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      Azerbaijan
      Test Requirements: PCR required to enter
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      Bahamas
      Test Requirements: RT-PCR required to enter
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      Bahrain
      Test Requirements: Upon arrival
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      Bangladesh
      Test Requirements: Test results required to enter
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      Barbados
      Test Requirements: PCR required to enter
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      Belarus
      Test Requirements: For some origins
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      Belgium
      Test Requirements: Public Health Locator form
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      Belize
      Test Requirements: PCR required to enter
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      Benin
      Test Requirements: Upon arrival
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      Bermuda
      Test Requirements: Check with travel operator
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      Bhutan
      Test Requirements: Not Required (but recommended)
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      Bolivia, Plurinational State of
      Test Requirements: RT-PCR required to enter
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      Bonaire, Sint Eustatius and Saba
      Test Requirements: Check government website
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      Bosnia and Herzegovina
      Test Requirements: PCR required to enter
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      Botswana
      Test Requirements: PCR required to enter
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      Brazil
      Test Requirements: Not Required (but recommended)
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      British Antarctic Territory
      Test Requirements: Check government website
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      British Indian Ocean Territory
      Test Requirements: Check government website
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      British Virgin Islands
      Test Requirements: Check government website
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      Brunei Darussalam
      Test Requirements: Check government website
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      Bulgaria
      Test Requirements: For some origins
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      Burkina Faso
      Test Requirements: Check government website
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      Burundi
      Test Requirements: Required to enter
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      Cambodia
      Test Requirements: In advance and upon arrival
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      Cameroon
      Test Requirements: PCR required to enter
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      Canada
      Test Requirements: Required before boarding
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      Cape Verde
      Test Requirements: RT-PCR required to enter
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      Cayman Islands
      Test Requirements: Check government website
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      Central African Republic
      Test Requirements: Upon arrival
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      Chad
      Test Requirements: PCR required to enter
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      Chile
      Test Requirements: PCR required to enter
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      China
      Test Requirements: PCR required to enter
      China Flag
      Colombia
      Test Requirements: Health questionnaire required to enter
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      Comoros
      Test Requirements: PCR required to enter
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      Cook Islands
      Test Requirements: Check government website
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      Costa Rica
      Test Requirements: Epidemiological survey
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      Côte d’Ivoire
      Test Requirements: PCR required to enter
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      Croatia
      Test Requirements: PCR required to enter
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      Cuba
      Test Requirements: PCR upon arrival
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      Curaçao
      Test Requirements: Check government website
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      Cyprus
      Test Requirements: For some origins
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      Czech Republic
      Test Requirements: For some origins
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      Democratic Republic of the Congo
      Test Requirements: PCR required to enter
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      Denmark
      Test Requirements: For some origins
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      Djibouti
      Test Requirements: PCR required to enter
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      Dominica
      Test Requirements: PCR Required to enter
      Dominica Flag
      Dominican Republic
      Test Requirements: Temperature check upon arrival
      Dominican Republic Flag
      Ecuador
      Test Requirements: PCR required to enter
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      Egypt
      Test Requirements: PCR required to enter
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      El Salvador
      Test Requirements: PCR required to enter
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      Equatorial Guinea
      Test Requirements: PCR required to enter
      Equatorial Guinea Flag
      Eritrea
      Test Requirements: Not Required (but recommended)
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      Estonia
      Test Requirements: Required upon arrival
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      Eswatini
      Test Requirements: Not Required (but recommended)
      Eswatini Flag
      Ethiopia
      Test Requirements: Required to enter
      Ethiopia Flag
      Falkland Islands (Malvinas)
      Test Requirements: Check government website
      Falkland Islands (Malvinas) Flag
      Fiji
      Test Requirements: Required to enter
      Fiji Flag
      Finland
      Test Requirements: Not Required (but recommended)
      Finland Flag
      France
      Test Requirements: For some origins
      France Flag
      French Guiana
      Test Requirements: Check government website
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      French Polynesia
      Test Requirements: Check government website
      French Polynesia Flag
      Gabon
      Test Requirements: Upon arrival
      Gabon Flag
      Gambia
      Test Requirements: PCR required to enter
      Gambia Flag
      Georgia
      Test Requirements: Upon arrival
      Georgia Flag
      Germany
      Test Requirements: For some origins
      Germany Flag
      Ghana
      Test Requirements: PCR required to enter
      Ghana Flag
      Gibraltar
      Test Requirements: Check government website
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      Greece
      Test Requirements: PCR required to enter
      Greece Flag
      Grenada
      Test Requirements: PCR required to enter
      Grenada Flag
      Guadeloupe
      Test Requirements: Check government website
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      Guatemala
      Test Requirements: PCR required to enter
      Guatemala Flag
      Guinea
      Test Requirements: Required before and after arrival
      Guinea Flag
      Guinea-Bissau
      Test Requirements: PCR required to enter
      Guinea-Bissau Flag
      Guyana
      Test Requirements: PCR required to enter
      Guyana Flag
      Haiti
      Test Requirements: Check government website
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      Honduras
      Test Requirements: PCR required to enter
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      Hong Kong
      Test Requirements: Upon arrival
      Hong Kong Flag
      Hungary
      Test Requirements: PCR required to enter
      Hungary Flag
      Iceland
      Test Requirements: Required to enter
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      India
      Test Requirements: Upon arrival
      India Flag
      Indonesia
      Test Requirements: Required to enter
      Indonesia Flag
      Iran, Islamic Republic of
      Test Requirements: PCR required to enter
      Iran, Islamic Republic of Flag
      Iraq
      Test Requirements: PCR required to enter
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      Ireland
      Test Requirements: Health form upon arrival
      Ireland Flag
      Israel
      Test Requirements: Not Required (but recommended)
      Israel Flag
      Italy
      Test Requirements: For some origins
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      Jamaica
      Test Requirements: PCR required to enter
      Jamaica Flag
      Japan
      Test Requirements: Required to enter
      Japan Flag
      Jordan
      Test Requirements: PCR required to enter
      Jordan Flag
      Kazakhstan
      Test Requirements: Required to enter
      Kazakhstan Flag
      Kenya
      Test Requirements: Required to enter
      Kenya Flag
      Kiribati
      Test Requirements: Required to enter
      Kiribati Flag
      Kosovo
      Test Requirements: Check government website
      Kosovo Flag
      Kuwait
      Test Requirements: For some origins
      Kuwait Flag
      Kyrgyzstan
      Test Requirements: PCR required to enter
      Kyrgyzstan Flag
      Lao People’s Democratic Republic
      Test Requirements: PCR required to enter
      Lao People’s Democratic Republic Flag
      Latvia
      Test Requirements: Not Required (but recommended)
      Latvia Flag
      Lebanon
      Test Requirements: PCR required to enter
      Lebanon Flag
      Lesotho
      Test Requirements: Required to enter
      Lesotho Flag
      Liberia
      Test Requirements: Upon arrival
      Liberia Flag
      Libya
      Test Requirements: Temperature screening
      Libya Flag
      Liechtenstein
      Test Requirements: Not Required (but recommended)
      Liechtenstein Flag
      Lithuania
      Test Requirements: For some origins
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      Luxembourg
      Test Requirements: For some origins
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      Macao
      Test Requirements: Check government website
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      Madagascar
      Test Requirements: PCR required to enter
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      Malawi
      Test Requirements: PCR required to enter
      Malawi Flag
      Malaysia
      Test Requirements: Upon arrival
      Malaysia Flag
      Maldives
      Test Requirements: PCR required to enter
      Maldives Flag
      Mali
      Test Requirements: PCR required to enter
      Mali Flag
      Malta
      Test Requirements: For some origins
      Malta Flag
      Marshall Islands
      Test Requirements: Check government website
      Marshall Islands Flag
      Martinique
      Test Requirements: Check government website
      Martinique Flag
      Mauritania
      Test Requirements: PCR required to enter
      Mauritania Flag
      Mauritius
      Test Requirements: PCR + form required to enter
      Mauritius Flag
      Mayotte
      Test Requirements: Check government website
      Mayotte Flag
      Mexico
      Test Requirements: Temperature check upon arrival
      Mexico Flag
      Micronesia, Federated States of
      Test Requirements: Check government website
      Micronesia, Federated States of Flag
      Moldova, Republic of
      Test Requirements: Epidemiological form upon arrival
      Moldova, Republic of Flag
      Monaco
      Test Requirements: For some origins
      Monaco Flag
      Mongolia
      Test Requirements: Upon arrivals
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      Montenegro
      Test Requirements: For some origins
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      Montserrat
      Test Requirements: Check government website
      Montserrat Flag
      Morocco
      Test Requirements: PCR required to enter
      Morocco Flag
      Mozambique
      Test Requirements: PCR required to enter
      Mozambique Flag
      Myanmar (Burma)
      Test Requirements: Required to enter
      Myanmar (Burma) Flag
      Namibia
      Test Requirements: PCR required to enter
      Namibia Flag
      Nauru
      Test Requirements: Check government website
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      Nepal
      Test Requirements: PCR required to enter
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      Netherlands
      Test Requirements: Health declaration
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      New Caledonia
      Test Requirements: Check government website
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      New Zealand
      Test Requirements: Upon arrival
      New Zealand Flag
      Nicaragua
      Test Requirements: PCR required to enter
      Nicaragua Flag
      Niger
      Test Requirements: PCR required to enter
      Niger Flag
      Nigeria
      Test Requirements: PCR required to enter
      Nigeria Flag
      North Korea
      Test Requirements: Check government website
      North Korea Flag
      North Macedonia
      Test Requirements: For some origins
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      Norway
      Test Requirements: Not Required (but recommended)
      Norway Flag
      Oman
      Test Requirements: PCR required to enter
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      Pakistan
      Test Requirements: PCR required to enter
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      Palau
      Test Requirements: Not Required (but recommended)
      Palau Flag
      Palestine, State of
      Test Requirements: Might be required
      Palestine, State of Flag
      Panama
      Test Requirements: PCR required to enter
      Panama Flag
      Papua New Guinea
      Test Requirements: Required to enter
      Papua New Guinea Flag
      Paraguay
      Test Requirements: PCR to reduce qurantine
      Paraguay Flag
      Peru
      Test Requirements: PCR required to enter
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      Philippines
      Test Requirements: Upon arrival
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      Pitcairn
      Test Requirements: Check government website
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      Poland
      Test Requirements: Not Required (but recommended)
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      Portugal
      Test Requirements: For some origins
      Portugal Flag
      Qatar
      Test Requirements: Not Required (but recommended)
      Qatar Flag
      Republic of Congo
      Test Requirements: PCR required to enter
      Republic of Congo Flag
      Réunion
      Test Requirements: Check government website
      Réunion Flag
      Romania
      Test Requirements: In some cases
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      Russia
      Test Requirements: Required to enter
      Russia Flag
      Rwanda
      Test Requirements: PCR required to enter
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      Samoa
      Test Requirements: Required to enter
      Samoa Flag
      San Marino
      Test Requirements: Not Required (but recommended)
      San Marino Flag
      Sao Tome and Principe
      Test Requirements: PCR required to enter
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      Saudi Arabia
      Test Requirements: PCR required to enter
      Saudi Arabia Flag
      Senegal
      Test Requirements: Required to enter
      Senegal Flag
      Serbia
      Test Requirements: For some origins
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      Seychelles
      Test Requirements: PCR required to enter
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      Sierra Leone
      Test Requirements: PCR required to enter
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      Singapore
      Test Requirements: PCR depending on origin
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      Slovakia
      Test Requirements: For some origins
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      Slovenia
      Test Requirements: PCR required to enter
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      Solomon Islands
      Test Requirements: Upon arrival
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      Somalia
      Test Requirements: Upon arrival
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      South Africa
      Test Requirements: PCR required to enter
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      South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands
      Test Requirements: Check government website
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      South Korea
      Test Requirements: Upon arrival
      South Korea Flag
      South Sudan
      Test Requirements: Required to enter
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      Spain
      Test Requirements: For some origins
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      Sri Lanka
      Test Requirements: PCR required to enter
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      St Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha
      Test Requirements: Check government website
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      St Kitts and Nevis
      Test Requirements: PCR required to enter
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      St Lucia
      Test Requirements: Required to enter
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      St Maarten
      Test Requirements: Check with travel operator
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      St Martin and St Barthélemy
      Test Requirements: Check government website
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      St Pierre & Miquelon
      Test Requirements: Check government website
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      St Vincent and the Grenadines
      Test Requirements: For some origins
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      Sudan
      Test Requirements: Required to enter
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      Suriname
      Test Requirements: PCR required to enter
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      Sweden
      Test Requirements: Not Required (but recommended)
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      Switzerland
      Test Requirements: Not Required (but recommended)
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      Syrian Arab Republic
      Test Requirements: Not Required (but recommended)
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      Taiwan, Province of China
      Test Requirements: Unknown
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      Tajikistan
      Test Requirements: PCR required to enter
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      Tanzania, United Republic of
      Test Requirements: Only if showing symptoms
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      Thailand
      Test Requirements: PCR required to enter
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      Timor-Leste
      Test Requirements: Check government website
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      Togo
      Test Requirements: Check government website
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      Tonga
      Test Requirements: Check government website
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      Trinidad and Tobago
      Test Requirements: Check government website
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      Tunisia
      Test Requirements: PCR required to enter
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      Turkey
      Test Requirements: PCR if showing symptoms
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      Turkmenistan
      Test Requirements: Upon arrival
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      Turks and Caicos Islands
      Test Requirements: Check government website
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      Tuvalu
      Test Requirements: Check government website
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      Uganda
      Test Requirements: PCR required to enter
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      Ukraine
      Test Requirements: For some origins
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      United Arab Emirates (UAE)
      Test Requirements: Required to enter
      United Arab Emirates (UAE) Flag
      United Kingdom
      Test Requirements: Travel history form
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      Uruguay
      Test Requirements: Required to enter
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      USA (United States)
      Test Requirements: Occasionally
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      Uzbekistan
      Test Requirements: Required for some origins
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      Vanuatu
      Test Requirements: Check government website
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      Venezuela, Bolivarian Republic of
      Test Requirements: PCR required to enter
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      Vietnam
      Test Requirements: Health declaration
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      Wallis and Futuna
      Test Requirements: Check with travel operator
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      Western Sahara
      Test Requirements: Check government website
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      Yemen
      Test Requirements: Check government website
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      Zambia
      Test Requirements: Required to enter
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      Zimbabwe
      Test Requirements: PCR required to enter
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  • When should I book the test?

      Most permitted travel destinations, including Category B countries, require you to produce evidence of a negative result from a test that was conducted within 72 hours of your flight. This time window varies, so please check with your travel operator before booking a test.

      When using our booking calendar you will be able to see the day your results will be sent out. We email your results sheet between 4 pm and midnight so you can decide the best time/date to book your test.

  • Will I get a fit-to-fly certificate?

      In the interest of expedience, you will receive a results email which is recognised for travel.

      Fit to Fly Certificate

       

  • Can I buy tests, rather than coming to the Cardiff clinic for testing?

      Yes. Sample kits are available here however you may prefer an in-clinic appointment as the process will be expedited. You also benefit from taking the sample under the supervision of our trained clinical staff.

  • Is your laboratory regulated?

      Yes, the laboratory we use is registered with and regulated by the Care Quality Commission. Certificate number: CRT1-4708702735

  • 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 current infection.

  • Where is your clinic located?

      The Cardiff clinic address is:

      VIVO Clinic
      Castle Court
      6 Cathedral Road
      Cardiff
      CF11 9LJ

       

      Cardiff Map

  • What should I do if I receive a positive result?

      If you receive a positive result, this means that you are currently infected with COVID-19, and you could pose a risk to others around you. Therefore, you should self-isolate immediately, and inform those you have been in contact with in the last 7 days in case this result affects them.

      If you would like further information on what you should do if you receive a positive result, you should visit https://111.nhs.uk/covid-19 or contact the NHS on 111.

  • 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.

  • Test Instructions

      Your sample collection will be supervised by our trained staff who will provide full guidance. You may also wish to familiarise yourself with the sample collection procedure prior to your appointment.

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