- Fit to Fly certificate included
- Approved by the government for Test to Release
- Samples processed in Central London MegaLab
- Detects the Covid-19 variant
- Guaranteed results 24 hours – 12 hours if you get tested before 12.30PM
- Secure results sent via emai
PCR Test to Release
CHECK ENTRY REQUIREMENTS TO THE COUNTRY YOU ARE GOING TO
CHECK ENTRY REQUIREMENTS TO UK
NEED TO KNOW
A Covid-19 polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test looks for the Covid-19 virus on a swab sample collected from the back of the throat and nose. It works by detecting the genetic material in the virus called RNA
- PCR swab tests look for genetic fragments (RNA) of the virus.
- Rapid Antigen tests look for proteins produced by the virus called antigens. They may miss more positive cases than PCR swab tests, but they can be done quickly and easily
You must check the entry requirements of the country you are travelling to before deciding which test you need. Each Country will have its own requirements. Check on the following link : https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice
Entry requirements to the Country you are going to will advice that you must provide evidence of a negative result from a PCR or Rapid Antigen Test within a certain time of arrival. It is best to do your test as close to the beginning of the time interval. This allows for any unforeseen changes in Country entry requirements.
You will need your passport or Travel ID
Yes- The tests are carried out by Government Approved Private Provider of Coronavirus Testing
Each result will be returned within 12 to 24 hours regardless of the test indication. Same Day results will be provided if you do the test before 12.30pm on Mondays to Saturdays. Same day result on Sunday if test is done by 11.30am. Please note same day results are not guaranteed so allow at least 24-36 hours to get tested before you travel
PCR tests results and Fit to Travel Certificates will be sent you by secure email directly from the pathology laboratory. Results from Rapid Antigen Tests will be given to you by the pharmacy.
Yes. This will be emailed to you
If you arrive in England from somewhere outside the UK, Ireland, the Channel Islands or the Isle of Man you must quarantine for 10 days on arrival.
Under the Test to Release scheme you can choose to pay for a private COVID-19 test. If the result is negative, you can end your quarantine after Day 5. You can find out more by visiting the following link : https://www.gov.uk/guidance/coronavirus-covid-19-test-to-release-for-international-travel
To take part in the scheme you need to:
- book a test with the pharmacy
- choose to opt into the scheme on the passenger locator form
You will be asked to enter details of your test in the passenger locator form. You must do this to take part in the scheme.
You should book your test before you travel to England. This is so you can enter details of the test when you opt into the scheme on the passenger locator form.
If you decide to take part in the scheme after you have arrived in England, you will need to complete another passenger locator form.
You will have to pay for the test. You will need to book an individual test for each person opting into Test to Release, including children.
You may leave your house to travel directly to and from the testing site. You should follow safer travel guidance and avoid public transport if possible