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COVID-19 Testing for International Travel

There are a number of Covid-19 testing requirements in force for international travel.

We strongly recommend that you check out full details on the government website.

We provide same-day PCR test results if the sample is received in our lab by 2pm.
However, we cannot take responsibility for any delay in delivery of the sample caused by Royal Mail.

We are able to offer discounts for businesses with high volume travel testing requirements.
Please email workplace@alphabiolabs.com or complete our ‘Get a quote’ form
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For travelling abroad from the UK…

IF REQUIRED / ACCEPTED BY DESTINATION COUNTRY

Outbound At Home PCR
Pre-Departure / Fit To Travel: £49.50

This test is only valid for LEAVING the UK.

IF REQUIRED / ACCEPTED BY DESTINATION COUNTRY

Outbound At Home Lateral Flow
Pre‑Departure / Fit To Travel: £17.95

This test is only valid for LEAVING the UK.

How it works

Outbound Pre-Departure / Fit To Travel test

Most countries now require you to provide proof of a negative Covid-19 test in order to gain entry. This is commonly known as a ‘Fit To Travel Certificate’.

It is your responsibility to ensure that you understand the entry requirements and restrictions for the country you intend to travel to. It is also your responsibility to ensure that you take your sample within the correct timeframe, according to the specific requirements of your destination country.

Visit the government website for full details of all international requirements and restrictions:
https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice

For PCR tests:

Please ensure that you order your Pre-Departure / Fit To Travel test at least 5 working days before you are due to travel. This it to allow sufficient time for you to receive your kit, take your sample, return it to our laboratory, and for us to then process your sample and issue your result and certificate. If you order your test or return your sample at the last moment and there is a problem with your sample, or your test result is inconclusive, you will not have time to re-take your test and may therefore not be allowed to travel. AlphaBiolabs cannot be held responsible under these circumstances.

For Lateral Flow tests:

Some countries will now accept a negative lateral flow antigen test for a Pre-Departure / Fit to Travel certificate.  However, you must ALWAYS CHECK THE RULES for your destination country before purchase.

Visit the government website for full details of all international requirements and restrictions:
https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice

If your destination country accepts a negative lateral flow antigen test, all you have to do is purchase and take your test within the appropriate timeframe, then upload a photo of your completed test and booking reference number.  If we confirm that the test is negative, we will issue you with a travel certificate by email within 12 hours of receiving your correctly completed online registration form and photo.

Frequently Asked Questions

Click here to view our list of FAQs related to Covid-19 testing for international travel.

You can also find full details of all Covid-19 requirements relating to international travel on the government website.

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