As the Covid-19 pandemic continues, most countries have put in place travel restrictions to discourage non-essential travel, to contain further spread of the virus. There are stringent guidelines for essential travellers too, ranging from documentation to prove they are asymptomatic to 14 to 28 days of quarantine once you reach your destination. Several countries require that permitted international travellers furnish results of PCR tests conducted 72 hours before embarking on their journey and/or a self-declaration form that they do not have Covid-19 symptoms along with details of their travel history.
Concepto Clinic offers Abbot’s Coronavirus PCR Swab Testing Kit which detects current coronavirus infection. A negative result could allow passengers to travel to certain countries as well as provide exemption to travellers from quarantine too. Our tests are >99% accurate in detecting the RNA from coronavirus and are conducted in a CQC certified lab, under PHE guidelines.
Countries that have mandated a Covid-19 PCR test prior to travel or self-declaration by permitted travellers are:
Austria – PCR test conducted at the most 4 days before travel
Azerbaijan – PCR test conducted 48 hours prior to travel
Bahamas – PCR test conducted at the most 7 days before travel
Bangladesh – PCR test conducted at the most 72 hours before travel
Bosnia and Herzegovina - PCR test conducted at the most 72 hours before travel
Cambodia- PCR test conducted at the most 72 hours before travel
Chile – PCR test prior to travel
China - a 14-28-day quarantine at a government facility along with medical examination and a Covid-19 test are mandated.
Ecuador – PCR test conducted prior to travel. Those without test result will be tested upon arrival
France – Self declaration by traveller
Italy – Self declaration by traveller
Malaysia – Covid-19 test conducted prior to travel
Portugal – Covid-19 test conducted at the most 72 hours before travel. Traveller without test result are subjected to quarantine.
Samoa – Covid-19 test conducted within 5 days prior to travel
Singapore – Self declaration by traveller
South Korea – Covid-19 test conducted at the most 72 hours before travel
Spain – Self declaration
In addition to this, most of the Schengen area countries have mandated a 14-28-day quarantine or a Covid-19 test or both. This list includes countries like Austria, Czech Republic, Greece, Estonia, Iceland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Switzerland and Cyprus.
Our PCR Test is recognized for travel purposes.
PHE APPROVED - COVID-19 PCR test results and medical certificate is sent to you in 48* hours.
Required for international travel in some countries.