As we are providing COVID testing services to patients travelling to 50+ destinations we are not able to advise about when travellers should take a test as each country's testing requirements differ substantially and are constantly changing. We recommend reviewing the Government website for your destination to understand their specific requirements. We do encourage travellers to book as early as they can within their travel window.

Here are some examples of country specific sites

France  click here

USA click here

Portugal click here

Some terms that might be useful

PCR test - Polymerase chain reaction test which is a test to detect genetic material from an organism such as a virus.  It detects the presence of a virus if you have the virus at the time of the test.  This test has to be sent to a laboratory for testing. Results available same day or next day

Rapid Antigen test (LFD lateral flow device or antigen test) these tests detect the Covid virus and can be done at home or in the clinic.  The test is run on a cartridge in the clinic (or at home) and can give an accurate result within 30 minutes