How To Find The Near Me Covid Tests For Overseas Travel

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Determine your destination’s entry requirements. Resources to determine entry requirements include:

The International Transport Association


The United Nations

The COVID-19 Country Specific Information on the U.K. Embassy site of the destination country

Remain flexible with travel plans and purchase refundable flights in the event that you are unable to meet your destination country’s entry requirements and travel must be delayed or cancelled. 

Schedule An Appointment With PCRTEST For COVID-19 Tests (Details Below) That Are Needed To Enter Your Destination Country/S.  

Travelers who have had COVID-19 within the previous 90 days may receive a “False Positive” COVID-19 result. In these instances, Cheap PCRTEST for travel will provide you with a letter stating that you have recently had COVID-19 and are unable to provide a negative COVID-19 test result. Travelers can share this letter with the consulate of the destination country to determine if this letter meets entry requirements, if additional steps must be taken, or if travel must be delayed until entry requirements can be met. 

COVID-19 testing to meet travel requirements is available at PCRTEST

COVID-19 testing through PCRTEST is a nucleic acid (PCR) test.

Specifically, this test, the SARS-CoV-2 PCR assay, is a real-time reverse transcriptase (RT) polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test intended for the qualitative detection of nucleic acid from the SARS-CoV-2 in nasopharyngeal swabs collected by a healthcare worker.

A COVID-19 Antibody Test Is Also Available Through PCRTEST. 

Specifically, this test is a SARS-CoV-2 Antibody assay that is intended for qualitative detection of total antibodies (including IgG and IgM) to SARS-CoV-2.

Results from both types of tests can be available within 48 hours, although a 24-hour turn-around time may be available. However, please keep in mind special holiday/break hours on the following days. When PCRTEST is closed, no specimens will be obtained and submitted for testing. See PCRTEST hours.

You can download and print this Letter about COVID Tests and Laboratories (PDF) that shows that the Test result provided by PHE/CQC approved UKAS accredited (a type of government-approved accreditation), if your airline or consulate requires this. This letter will also be available when you get your COVID test. 

How To Get Tested Through PCRTEST

If you must have your test results back within 24 or 48 hours to meet airline or consulate requirements, we advise that you call PCRTEST at 0203 602 2514 during open hours so that your testing assessment and scheduling can be done by phone. However, remember that the 24-hour turn-around time cannot be guaranteed. 

Call as soon as you know your scheduled departure date and explain any specific requirements. 

Schedule your testing appointment for the morning, before noon.

Otherwise, please follow the instructions at COVID-19 Testing through PCRTEST

Receiving Your PCRTEST Test Result

You will receive your UNOFFICIAL test results through the Patient Portal. If you have not yet created a portal account. 

It’s recommended to print and submit OFFICIAL test results to your consulate or to your airline together with the letter you received when you were tested, or you may use this Letter about COVID Tests and Laboratories (PDF). 

PCRTEST.CO.UK is number one provider of London COVID-19 (coronavirus) testing. We’re dedicated to providing our UK customers with safety, accuracy, and fast COVID-19 PCR test results. All our staff members are highly experienced in carrying out PCR tests, and our samples are processed in an accredited laboratory to provide you with quick and accurate results.

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