Several laboratories provide services to clinics enabling Real Time (RT)-PCR tests to be conducted for fit to travel purposes.
Most countries require a RT-PCR test to allow entry. In many cases your airline will be used to police this activity. If you do not have a RT-PCR you may be refused boarding.
Each country has a defined timeframe in which the test should be conducted. These range from 7 days to 48 hours. You should check your country requirement before flying from the UK. Also check whether the time frame is either departure time or arrival at destination time.
We recommend you use the following link
Foreign and Commonwealth office – Foreign travel advice – GOV.UK https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice
Global Health Travel Clinic in Longcross provide an overnight PCR service using a UK based laboratory. Tests completed by 4pm normally have results released direct to patients between 6 am and 9 am the following morning.
Note this information applies to Global Health Longcross only.
Our other sites in Solihull ( https://www.globalhealthtravelclinic.co.uk/solihull/ ) and East Molesey (https://www.globalhealthtravelclinic.co.uk/eastmolesey/) use other providers and have different service times.
Many providers/clinics add an additional fee for the equivalent express services. Global Health, Longcross near Chertsey, apply a standard and competitive fee.
Further general travel health advice can be found on Travel HealthPro https://travelhealthpro.org.uk/ Our clinicians can offer any advice required.