PCR Travel Test London
Travel Recognised PCR tests are now available at VIVO Clinic London.
We test for current infection of COVID-19 (SARS-CoV-2) for clients who are planning on leaving the country.
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In-Clinic PCR Travel Test at our London Clinic
Use the calendar above to select a date and book your appointment.
What is a PCR Test?
The PCR test is a throat and nasal swab which is tested for RNA related to a current coronavirus infection.
Why do I need a PCR test for travel?
Travel restrictions vary for every country, however, in the UK you cannot use public transportation (including planes and boats) if:
- You currently have the virus
- You recently have had the virus
- You think you may have had the virus
- Or if you have been in contact with someone who ticks one of the above boxes.
In addition to peace of mind, or tests results are travel recognised so you’ll be able to establish if you have the virus and are unable to fly.
When should I book the test?
Our laboratory takes 48 hours to process a test once it has received your sample. On the day of your test The London clinic will dispatch your sample via express courier. Most operators require that tests are carried out within 72 hours of travel so we recommend that factor this in when choosing a date and time for your booking.
Will I get a fit-to-fly certificate?
Your results will be emailed to you from our CQC registered laboratory. You can use the email to authenticate your results if required.
Can I buy tests, rather than coming to the London clinic for testing?
Yes. Sample collection kits can be purchased here and must be posted directly to our laboratory. In-clinic tests are preferable to many customers as they are done under the supervision of our expert clinical staff and dispatched promptly to the lab.
Is your laboratory regulated?
Yes, we use the London Medical Laboratory which is registered with and regulated by the Care Quality Commission. Certificate number: CRT1-4708702735
How reliable is the test?
Will the test tell me if I’ve recently had the virus?
Where is your clinic located?
Our London clinic address is:
West End Medical Centre
6 Bendall Mews
While there are excellent links to public transport, we recommend travelling alone if you suspect that you have the virus.
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.