Travel restrictions are changing every day, with many airlines and countries asking their passengers and visitors for Fit-to-Fly certificates. This proves they have had a negative COVID-19 test result in the 48 to 72 hours prior to their travel. We at South Manchester Travel Clinic now offer varying types of COVID PCR test in South Manchester, as well as Fit to Fly Certificates. We also offer COVID-19 Rapid Antigen tests (see below.)
Updated on 25th May 2021
Day 2 PCR Test – £85
Day 2 & 8 PCR Tests – £150
Premium Rapid Result PCR Test & Fit to Fly Certificate – £95 (Same Day Results, 7 days a week**)
Rapid Antigen Test – £49 (Results in 20 Minutes)
Test to Release – £99 (End post-travel isolation with same-day results**)
Antibody Test (China & Far East) – £35
Covid Workplace Testing – Corporate discount available
Please click here for more pricing info.
Following the collection of your sample, we will rush it straight to the lab. They will then run the test through their specialist machine individually; you will then receive your results via email within 3 hours.
***PLEASE NOTE: We do not take money up front and offer FREE cancellations, unlike other clinics. **
***Last minute emergency bookings available with same day results for £129.**
We can confirm that the accuracy and specificity of our COVID-19 tests has not been affected by the new strain/variant of COVID-19, therefore our tests can detect both the old and the new varient. Please note however that these tests will not distinguish which strain you have.
PCR stands for Polymerase Chain Reaction. The test is designed and used to directly detect the presence of the genetic material/antigens of the COVID-19 virus, rather than the presence of the body’s immune response, or antibodies. This is only possible if the virus is present and someone is actively infected. The tests can tell whether or not someone has the virus very early on by detecting viral RNA (ribonucleic acid), which will be present in the body before antibodies form or symptoms of the disease are present. PCR tests give us a good indication of who is infected and who is not.
A COVID PCR test in Manchester is for people of all ages who are planning a holiday or need to travel abroad. Most airlines and countries now require a certificate/document to prove you don’t have an active COVID-19 infection. The test is not suitable for those who have COVID-19 like symptoms or for those who have had symptoms up to 28 days prior to the test – these people should follow all government guidance regarding self-isolation and testing.
Regulations differ depending on the destination or airline. Please check for the most up-to-date travel information. Speak to your airline directly or simply visit the Foreign Office website where more details and guidance can be found.
We offer a Premium Rapid Result swab test at our clinic in South Manchester. This test is £95. It is a fully comprehensive and convenient service that is carried out in our clinic by one of our specialist clinicians.
Our travel clinic offer appointments from 7am to 9:30pm daily. Appointments completed before 10:30am Monday-Friday and before 12:30pm Saturday-Sunday get same day results! We’re able to provide such rapid results because we drive the tests to the laboratory ourselves, giving you peace of mind that your test was personally delivered to the lab by our team. (Any tests carried out after 10:30am are also personally delivered and receive their results the following morning).
We pride ourselves in being able to provide this exceptionally fast and reliable service. Over the last couple of months, we have carried out thousands of these tests with no issues, once again giving you peace of mind before you jet off. Based inside a pharmacy, unlike other PCR testing sites, we have highly qualified pharmacists providing the service and catering for all your health needs. Our high quality service and competitive pricing makes us the number one clinic in the Northwest.
Flying to a destination that also requires the additional Fit to Fly certificate? These are available on request and are signed by our clinician as part of your Covid PCR Test in Manchester.
We offer support throughout our extended opening hours with out of hour email service. This ensures that all of our clients get their results in time to board the plane.
The laboratory that does the testing is fully accredited and recognised by the World Health Organisation. Certificates are stamped and signed by a lab scientist with details and accreditation of the laboratory provided in the certificate.
Please note that we are extremely busy and there are limited appointments at this time so book yours now!
Multiple countries are now accepting COVID-19 Rapid Antigen Tests. We use internationally accredited test kits to ensure that we provide some of the most widely recognised and trusted tests.
The test requires a nasal swab. Results are available in 20 minutes with travel certificates, perfect if you’re on a tight schedule.
The COVID-19 Rapid Antigen Tests now cost £49.
***PLEASE NOTE: Not all countries are accepting this test therefore it is your responsibility to check with your airline and destination for the requirements.***
If you need a Fit to Fly Certificate, we at South Manchester Travel Clinic are providing in-store rapid result swab testing. Contact us today!
***PLEASE NOTE: South Manchester Travel Clinic will not be liable for any costs or travel disruption incurred as a result of a failed or inconclusive test***
Arriving from outside the UK, Ireland, the Channel Islands or the Isle of Man?
Current Government guidance states that you must self-isolate for 10 days upon returning. However, South Manchester Travel Clinic have the solution for you. We now offer the Test to Release scheme that could stop your self-isolation in its tracks. The scheme offers you the opportunity to pay for a private COVID-19 test 5 full days after you return.
If the result is negative, you can stop self-isolating. If you test positive, you must isolate for another 10 days. This should be counted from the day you took the test, or from when you first displayed symptoms if that is earlier. People you are living or staying with in the UK should also self-isolate for 10 days, from the date of your positive test.
Your Test to Release will cost £95; your results will come back the very same day if you are tested before 10:30am Monday-Friday and 12:30pm Saturday-Sunday.
***PLEASE NOTE: You will need to book an individual test for each person opting into the scheme, including children. ***
If you are looking to incorporate regular testing, we are offering a special discount for bookings over 10 people. This will ensure that you are able to keep your commitment to employee safety, whilst saving yourself money. Similarly, we offer site visits so that you do not have to lose time that could be spent working, as well as rapid results.