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Outbound Travel PCR Test

Available Now • Free Next-Day Delivery

  • Travel Planner to check suitability
  • Accepted by all major airlines
  • Government-listed provider
Diagnostic Covid PCR Test
Doctor-Signed Certificate

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Order your kit online with free delivery and return label

Order your kit online with free delivery and return label

Order before 2pm Monday–Friday to receive your Covid-19 PCR test kit to your door next-day via DPD (included in your package).

Gentle and non-invasive sample collection

Follow the simple process

Perform your sample then send it to our lab by dropping it off at one of our Test Hubs or by using a pre-paid Royal Mail Priority Postbox.

Receive your test results and certificate by email

Receive your test results and certificate by email

We will provide you with a PDF copy of your doctor-signed certificate the next day by 11:59pm after our lab receives your sample if you test and diagnosis are negative.

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Including China, Thailand, Cyprus, Dubai, South Africa, India, Italy, Saudi Arabia, Maldives, Spain, Greece and Germany.

Frequently asked questions

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This test is suitable for most 72 and 96 hour time windows and flights.

Use our Travel Planner to find out when you can get your results and certificate by.

Yes. Medicspot Plus members save 10% on Covid tests.

Anyone can join Medicspot Plus to get 10% off Covid tests and unlimited private GP appointments for only £49.

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Covid-19 is a communicable (infectious) disease and can be passed onto other people even more easily when in confined spaces (such as planes). It is imperative that you follow medical guidance to ensure that you don't pass the virus onto others when travelling or returning back. This is still the case if you have been vaccinated - especially due to the emergence of new variants

Air travel, in particular, can be dangerous when suffering from a respiratory illness such as Covid-19 because of the drop in oxygen that occurs at altitude. It is imperative that you don't have any symptoms of a respiratory infection before you fly. You will be asked a series of questions upon registering your kit to ensure you are not suffering from any of these type of symptoms.

We recommend ordering your self-swab kit as soon as possible.

Use our Travel Planner to find out when you should order your test by.

All orders before 2pm Monday to Friday will be received next day via DPD. Orders after 2pm on Friday or on Saturday or Sunday will be dispatched on Monday for delivery on Tuesday.

You'll receive a one-hour delivery window by SMS and email so you don't have wait in all day.

Use our Travel Planner to find out when you should order your test by.

We provide free postal delivery and a return label to ensure you get your Covid-19 test results on time. Use our Travel Planner to find out when you need to order to get your results on time.

Yes. If you need your certificate even sooner, we also offer pick-up and collection at our Guaranteed Next-Day Test Hubs for rapid results.

This test is a medically led diagnostic test to inform you whether you are currently infected with Covid-19. At the registration stage of the process (after you have purchased and have your test kit in hand), you can decide to be sent your results via email with a free doctor-signed certificate.

A Covid-19 PCR test looks for the presence of the Covid-19 virus on a sample taken from your nose and throat; collected using a long cotton bud. Medicspot has partnered with a world-class UKAS applicant laboratories to provide this testing to ensure fast and accurate results. Our medical team then makes a diagnosis based on your symptoms and test result. Our Covid-19 PCR test has a sensitivity of 98% and specificity of 100% when performed correctly.

We'll send you a test kit with free next-day delivery to your home via DPD.

Once you’ve collected your swab sample, you can use a pre-paid Royal Mail Priority Postbox to send your test back to our applicant laboratories laboratory.

Alternatively, you can choose to drop off your sample at your nearest Medicspot Guaranteed Next-Day Test Hub.

There are many different types of Covid-19 tests and home tests have not been clinically validated. Our PCR swab test is self-performed by the patient (who may be at home) but sent to our UKAS applicant laboratories for analysis. This is a clinically validated laboratory-based test which is also used by the NHS.

Negative You do not have any evidence of an active infection.

Positive The Covid-19 virus has been detected on your swab. You will not be able to travel or reduce your quarantine time and we will inform NHS Public Health about your positive result. Medicspot will provide you with a free private doctor consultation if you test positive.

Inconclusive/Needs Repeated Very infrequently, your swab result will need to be repeated. This is often due to poor sample taking technique. You will need to purchase another swab kit.

You must register your kit before returning it via Royal Mail or one of our Guaranteed Next-Day Test Hubs. If you have problems registering your kit on a mobile device, please use a desktop computer. If you need further assistance, our dedicated customer service team will be happy to help via live chat.

At the time of registering your swab, you can choose to include your passport number on your fit to fly certificate as this is required by some countries. For extra peace of mind, you can also complete a short medical questionnaire stating that you don’t have any symptoms of Covid-19; which is required by some other countries.

You will be issued a doctor-signed fit to fly certificate if you test negative for Covid-19. However, if you test negative and another member of your household tests positive, we will not be able to issue you with a fit to fly certificate as you should not travel due to guidelines. We do not issue fit to fly certificates if you test positive for Covid-19 or have any evidence of respiratory disease.

To ensure that you receive your results on time, we promise to do all that we can to send your swab kit out on time and provide your doctor-signed certificate with your diagnosis the next day by 11:59pm of our lab receiving your sample. However, we cannot take responsibility for any delays occurring out of our control, i.e. Royal Mail delivering your swab kit or receiving your sample back at the lab.

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