We offer the Covid-19 PCR test and fit-for-travel certificate service at Maswell Park Pharmacy in Hounslow, West London.

Are you thinking of travelling abroad anytime soon? Things have changed dramatically with the emergence of Covid-19 globally. We are seeing a rise in Covid-19 cases across the world as we approach the winter.  When you go through your travel essentials checklist, make sure that you don't forget to check if you need to have done the Covid-19 antigen PCR test. We offer the Covid-19 antigen PCR test and certificate service at Maswell Park Pharmacy in Hounslow.

How much does the Covid-19 antigen PCR test costs?

The Covid-19 PCR test with the fit-for-travel certificate costs £135 per kit if you want to carry out the test at home. Simply walk-in or call to buy the test kit. However, if you would like the pharmacist to do the test at the pharmacy then the cost is £155. You will need to visit us at the pharmacy or call to book an appointment for the test at the pharmacy. 

Why do I need to do the Covid-19 PCR test?

Many airlines and countries are asking travellers to have the Covid-19 PCR test, also known as a fit-for-travel test, done and present a certificate. You need to check with your airline and the requirement for the country that you are travelling to if they require a Covid-19 PCR test. The aviation industry and countries across the globe are trying to protect their staff and their public from Covid-19 by limiting the spread of coronavirus. The Covid-19 PCR test shows if an individual is currently infected with the coronavirus. By only allowing those individuals with a negative Covid-19 antigen test, airlines and countries around the world are trying to prevent outbreaks of coronavirus.

How does the Covid-19 PCR test services work?

You can get the Covid-19 PCR test Kit from Maswell Park Pharmacy. One of our pharmacy team will have a short consultation with you to ensure that the test is suitable before you purchase it. You can have the swab taken in the pharmacy or alternatively, you can take the test kit home and follow the instructions enclosed. You will need to register your test on the online portal by following the instructions in the box and once you have taken the swab sample, you will need to send it to the lab. The lab will analyse your swab sample and the entire process is usually completed with 24-48 hours. There might be delays in some cases due to a number of factors affecting the process. Your results will be emailed to you with the certificate.

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