• Monday - Friday
    9:00 - 18:00
  • Saturday - Sunday
    10:00 - 14:00


  • One flat fee, no obscene charges to expedite results.
  • Results for almost all tests conducted in 2021 have returned under 36 hours, attend before 11 am for same-day results.
  • Completely free to book, pay only when you attend the clinic.
  • Extremely experienced, trained staff take your sample in our purpose-built private Harley Street medical clinic.
  • Definitive results, we have never had an inconclusive test result.
  • Free telephone call and advice from our GP in the event of a positive result.

Private Covid-19 PCR Test for Travel

For the vast majority of destinations across the world, you'll be required to present a negative COVID-19 tests result in order to embark on a flight.

Here at PCR Test Clinic, we provide a same day appointment for COVID-19 PCR test with guaranteed 48 hours results. Many of our patients have been let down with postal testing services, where samples have been delayed or lost in the post, or results simply aren’t received in time, meaning missed flights, delayed itineraries and needless hassle and grief.

We do not use postal kits, and our laboratory is within walking distance of the clinic. We guarantee that within the hour of your sample being taken, it has been received by the laboratory.

Testing for Covid 19 Before Travelling

We have tested thousands of patients, and have successfully facilitated the departure of every single patient who booked their test 48 hours before departure time.

We strongly recommend patients schedule their appointment 48 hours prior to their flight time, meaning they will receive their results 24 hours before travel. However there are strict requirements for this service, so please call the clinic to arrange.

In Clinic Covid-19 Test for Travelling

In-Clinic COVID 19 Test

for Travelling Purposes Only - £199

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Why do I need a PCR Tests?

As part of precautionary measures implemented for the safe reopening of the aviation sector, the IATA has required COVID-19 (coronavirus) test in London prior to embarking on flights. This is to help passengers travel safely, and stop the spread of disease.

Evidently, there are slight drawbacks to all travelling measures including delays on arrival or before departure. However, a lot of airlines are implementing testing as part of their rules before boarding.

What is involved in the COVID-19 PCR tests?

PCR stands for polymerase chain reaction. This test detects the presence of the virus in your body by identifying the viruses RNA in a nose and/or throat swab sample. RNA is the genetic property of the virus. When the sample is received by the laboratory, a solution called a reagent is added to it.

If the virus is present, this reagent triggers a chain reaction resulting in the creation of billions of copies of this RNA - enough that can be detected and evaluated to produce an accurate results.

Covid PCR Swab Test

Who can take the COVID-19 PCR tests?

Anyone who traveling internationally should take the PCR test. If you have symptoms of symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19), you should not be travelling, and should be self-isolating. The In-Clinic tests is only for asymptomatic patients, to confirm that they currently are not infected with Coronavirus and fit to fly.

If you are searching for a 'facility of COVID-19 testing near me' online, then you can visit PCR Test Clinic for testing. Our testing is 99.9% accurate with correct swab technique. This is why we only certify samples that have been taken by our staff in the clinic.

What is a Fit to fly Certificate?

This is also known as a fit to travel letter. It is a medical certificate signed by a doctor that confirms you are eligible to fly. Please bear in mind that we can only certify tests performed at our clinic for COVID-19, and only for those patients who have received a negative result.

Should your tests return negative, we will provide a fit to fly certificates signed by a UK General Medical Council (GMC) doctor for £50.

Covid-19 PCR Swab Test London


For Travel Purposes Only - £199

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What should I bear in mind?

Time windows

The airline or the country you are travelling will usually provide you with a time window. For instance, a 72 hour time window means that your swab needs to be taken within 72 hours of your flight.

Time windows are rigid, meaning it is key that you make your appointment for within this window, just an hour before your window will render the result unacceptable. Should you have a time window of 72 hours departing on a Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday, you must choose our Harley Street London Service which is a 24 hours turnaround test.

Embassy and airline-certified PCR Tests

Public Health England has fully certified and accredited our PCR tests to ensure your test results will be valid at your embassy and airline. Note that the only test which is universally accepted by all airlines including British Airways, Emirates, and Thai Airways is the Antigen swab test.

We have qualified doctors that can help by providing you fit to fly certificates after receiving your negative test result.

Requirements by Airline:

The links below will help you know what the requirements of your flight are:

  • TUI - certificate policy
  • Wizz Air - certificate policy
  • Jet2 - certificate policy
  • Ryanair - certificate policy
  • Emirates - certificate policy
  • British Airways - certificate policy
  • AirAsia - certificate policy
  • easyJet - certificate policy
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In-Clinic COVID 19 Test

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Covid-19 Travel Advice

You should follow the UK government advice which lists all countries and territories exempt from the 'all but essential travel' recommendation. If you must travel, then there are certain measures you should observe to lower the spread of the virus and your risk of exposure to the virus.

Keep informed of the recent travel restrictions and official advice relevant in any country you are flying to and departing from in this period of coronavirus pandemic. For plans to travel out of the UK, you can visit the FCO (Foreign and Commonwealth Office) for travel advice and safety guidelines.

Contact your scheduled airline, transport service or accommodation for information on any restrictions that may affect your movement.Bear in mind that increased screening, monitoring and quarantine procedures may be required as you enter a different country.

Most importantly, find out how your travel insurance coverage may be affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Do you need a fit to fly certificate due to coronavirus?

Yes. A fit to fly certificate is a requirement to demonstrate that you do not have COVID-19, and present no risk of transmitting the virus to other people in the country you are visiting.

What if you fall sick while abroad?

The signs and symptoms of coronavirus include:

  • A high temperature
  • A new, persistent cough
  • Loss or change to your sense of smell or taste.

Should you notice any of these symptoms, you should:

In-Clinic Covid 19 Test

for Travelling Purposes Only - £199

You MUST NOT select this service and attend the clinic if you suspect a current coronavirus infection, or if you have any symptoms of an infection.

We are happy to provide private covid testing in London with an in clinic service for those needing negative corona virus swab test results in order to travel internationally.

  • Patients should contact the clinic to arrange an appointment to attend the clinic and have our nursing team take their sample.
  • As we need to ensure social distancing, there might be a small ( up-to 10 min ) delay in seeing you to maintain social distancing .

The results are delivered via email within 48 hours guaranteed, but in most cases it's between 24 to 36 hours, and results are stamped by the clinic and signed by our doctor along with your signed certificates if you have selected it. Hard copies are available to collect from the clinic.

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FAQ's - Covid-19 PCR Testing

This is the universally accepted test that can identify an active infection.

A swab is taken from the nostril and at the back of the throat.

Your sample will be analysed on the same day it is received, at our lab within the hour. Within 24 hours, during weekdays, results are ready. The result will be sent to you via email, and you can also come to the clinic to get a hard copy.

At PCR Test Clinic, the fee is £199 and £50 for any certificates required. There is no need for you to pay upfront, and even if you cancel, there are no charges. However, we would really appreciate if you can notify us within 24 hours if you need to move or cancel your appointment with us, as there is significant demand for the service, and somebody else would need your appointment time.

Looking for a same day coronavirus testing in Google? You can make an online appointment here!

Now that you know what's involveds, safeguard yourself and those your love by making sure you adopt all the precautionary measures.

For more information, you can schedule an appointment with us at the Medical Express Clinic today or call 02074991991.

When you attend the clinic, one of our clinic staff will accompany you into one of our clinic rooms before taking a swab from the back of your throat and from your nose. We will never ask you to take the sample yourself, unless the test is being performed for an infant under 2 years old, our staff will be on hand to assist if needed.

Don't worry, with PCR Test Clinic you can book in confidence. We will never book a patient in for their swab, knowing that they won't receive their results in time for a flight. Many of our patients have come to the clinic after being let down by other providers, our priority is to ensure that every patient we see at the clinic gets their results and certificate on time for their flights.
We will ask you when you schedule and confirm when you attend the clinic; when you are flying and when you need to receive your results. Based on this information, we will schedule your appointment based around our turnaround time, and your requirements. Patients booking their appointments online MUST check and make sure that their chosen time fits with requirements, as obviously, we cannot check with each and every one of you.
For every patient that we have guaranteed results, they have successfully boarded their flight.

Yes, please make one booking per household.

Yes, bring the certificate along with you, we charge £50 to certify results, in any format.

Yes, let us know you want to pick them up when you come in for your swab, we'll still emails you your results, and once you've received this emails, you'll know there ready to pick up.

Why Choose us for Private Covid testing in London?

Simple, we're London's most reliable COVID-19 testing service.

We have been on our premises at 117a Harley Street for over 30 years and have been using our laboratory, which is within walking distance of our clinic, throughout this entire period for our routine blood and urine testing. From our experience across this timeframe, we can say with almost absolute certainty that our service offers the most reliable testing in London.

We have been delivering COVID test since they have become a widespread requirement to travel. In this roughly 6 month timescale, as we have watched other testing services deteriorate, every single patient for which we have guaranteed their turnaround time has successfully boarded their flight.

As just a part of our full clinical practice, the priority at PCR Test has always been ensuring our patients can depend on the PCR testing for travel service. Please review our Google and Trustpilot pages, and compare the feedback across the last 6 months to other testing services, many of which are unregistered and unregulated.