Covid-19 PCR Border Entry Test British Airways
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COVID-19 PCR BORDER ENTRY TEST
when flying to certain countries

Exclusive Offer for Flight Centre Passengers

From CityDoc, the UK's leading provider of travel testing and vaccinations

 

Receive your results in 6 simple steps

Receive your results in 6 simple steps
Receive your results in 6 simple steps

COVID-19 BORDER ENTRY TEST

Travel restrictions are changing every day during the current covid-19 pandemic situation. Many countries now require a clean COVID 19 test in order to enter through customs and immigration. You may also want to get tested for your own peace of mind so that you know you’ve done everything in your power to avoid infecting others on your journey. We are now able to offer collection using a PCR COVID19 Test, which makes the self testing process easier.

Flight Centre passengers can enjoy discounted testing from CityDoc, the UK’s leading provider of travel testing and vaccinations. CityDoc offers Flight Centre passengers an easy and convenient way to facilitate COVID-19 testing using the very latest testing methods. This high quality test is available at a substantial discount for Flight Centre passengers; reduced from £175 per test to £125 per test.

If you are using this test to fly. please consult the latest Foreign Office  guidance on the suitability of this test for your destination. Due to the constantly changing global environment and entry requirements, CityDoc is unable to provide specific guidance on whether a specific test is suitable for your destination. All purchases are at your own risk.

Currently the following countries specifically require a PCR Swab test:
UAE, Hong Kong, Japan, South Africa, Jersey, Antigua, Barbados.
You can purchase a PCR Swab test by visiting our PCR Swab Test Kit page

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1. Do I need a test?

With circumstances changing on a daily basis, please refer to the UK’s government guidance for British people travelling overseas during the COVID-19 pandemic here: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/travel-advice-novel-coronavirus. In general, the tests need to be processed between three and five days before the flight departure but please confirm the details required by your specific destination.

Know your destination? You can read the country specific guidance here: https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice

2. Purchasing Your Test Online

Once you have confirmed that the country you are flying to requires a COVID-19 test and lab results, the test kit can be purchased ahead of time and kept until needed. Using the government guidance for your specific destination,  you can use the test kit to take a sample and sent it back to the lab within the time frame required by your destination country. If you order a kit before 12:00 midday, Monday to Friday this will be shipped the same day and should arrive with you within 24 hours. Orders placed after 12:00 midday, Monday to Thursday will be shipped the following day, arriving with you within 48 hours of your order. Orders placed after midday on Friday, will be dispatched on Monday.

3. Taking Your Home Sample

The test itself couldn’t be simpler, it is a simple sample test, which tests for the presence of the covid-19 virus. Your kit will include a simple sample collection device with comprehensive instructions on how to complete your test in just a few minutes. Once you have correctly taken your sample, simply follow the instructions and return the sample to our lab using the pre-paid postage bag included in the test kit.

4. Returning your test via Royal Mail Priority Postboxes

Royal Mail are providing a special set of arrangements for the transportation of test samples. You can read more about it here and find your closest Royal Mail Priority Postbox. Samples returned via Royal Mail Priority Post Boxes should reach the lab in the following 24 hours. Once a sample is delivered to the lab, the lab usually takes less than 72 hours to process the test, though it can sometimes take longer.

Please note that the postal service is not suitable for those with a Saturday or Sunday ‘test’ date as your test will not be processed until the Monday.

5. Getting Your Results

In general, once your test arrives at our lab facility you should have a result emailed to you within 48 to 72 hours. Please ensure this meets your travel requirements prior to ordering. In particular please take weekends into account as there is a drastically reduced service available at weekends.

What should I do if my covid-19 PCR test is positive?

If your covid-19 PCR test is positive our patient care representative will talk you through the next steps. You and your household will need to isolate and cancel your travel.

For more information go to the NHS covid-19 website. Do not visit a health centre such as a hospital, Clinic, GP surgery or Pharmacy unless instructed.

What should I do if my covid-19 PCR test is negative?

A negative PCR test means that you were not infected with covid-19 when you took the test. If you have no symptoms, you can continue with your travel plans as normal with the approved fit to fly lab results.

 


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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

All customers purchasing these tests must use their own judgement about the best date to purchase, carry out and return the test to us. The company cannot take responsibility for any test timelines and associated outcomes affecting travel. Unfortunately the company can provide no absolute guarantee as to when you will receive your result as all UK labs are currently experiencing extreme delays.

What does the PCR COVID 19 test involve?

The COVID-19 PCR test kit requires a sample to be collected and sent back to our accredited UK laboratory for testing. The test kit that we send you has full instructions that are easy to follow. It contains a sterile kit for collecting a sample. You then send the sample to our lab in the postage-paid envelope.

Are delivery costs included in the PCR COVID 19 test prices?

All delivery charges are included in the test prices. If you use a postal test, the kit comes with a postage-paid packet for the return of your sample.

What should I do if I have COVID 19  symptoms when I am due to travel?

If you have covid-19 symptoms you should follow the advice of the NHS. Airlines have the right to refuse travel to anyone they believe is not fit to fly so if staff suspect you have symptoms such as a fever or new persistent cough you may be turned away.

What steps can I take to protect myself and others from covid-19 when I travel?

As well as getting tested for covid-19 before travelling, follow the rules at the airport and during the flight. Engage with social distancing, handwashing and face covering advice in particular. The UK Government has some specific advice to help you when you fly.

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Getting in touch

For any enquiries before you buy a test or if you have any questions about your order or test result, please get in touch.

Corporate enquiry line:
0121 212 0855

Or email us on:
[email protected]

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