Planning a trip amidst the pandemic poses several unprecedented difficulties, even for the most frequent travellers. With the new travel requirements and protocols, getting a COVID-19 test before or after travelling, is the safest way to put your mind at ease and be sure you are not infected or spreading the virus.
Is it necessary to get a rapid COVID test before travelling?
Whilst no mandated rules are stating you need to get tested to travel on the road with your car or enter a plane, getting tested before going a trip gives you the assurance that you do not have the virus and are not a risk to other travellers.
When should you get tested for Covid-19?
If at any time, you believe you may have been exposed to an infected person or you start to notice flu symptoms that correlate with the symptoms of Covid-19, you should get tested for the virus.
If you have had contact with an infected person and are yet to see any symptoms, a COVID-19 test is usually the best way to find out if you are an asymptomatic carrier of the virus. Asymptomatic carriers do not show symptoms despite having the virus and can infect other people. It is important to get tested so as to avoid spreading the infection.
How long does it take to get the results?
Within 15 minutes of taking a rapid COVID antigen test, you can get the results.
Can you get a rapid test at home or the airport?
Although DIY rapid tests for home use is currently not available to the public, you can still get your rapid test done at home via medical services like travel operating agencies clinic London.
Some airports also provide rapid COVID-19 tests on-site so you can confirm ahead if the one you are travelling with offers such services. Some international airports now employ rapid COVID tests to decide who is fit for travel and who is not. Some of them are considering making this test a prerequisite for boarding.
If you have plans to travel soon, you can get a rapid COVID test at home before your departure is due. In-home test services are very convenient and time-saving. Instead of waiting in long queues for testing, you can spend that time at home preparing for your trip.
The Easiest Way To Get Tested For Covid-19 Before Travelling
The fastest, easiest and most convenient way to find out if you are infected before travelling is to get an in-home rapid COVID test. It is stress-free as you do not need to wait for long at the testing centre and it reduces the risk of you getting exposed to the virus. You can get your rapid COVID-19 testing at the Travel Clinic London. Our staff is professional, and they make use of top-grade medical protective wear while on appointment at your home.
Your results will be ready within 15 minutes of your rapid antigen test. If you are taking our in-home RT-PCR or antibody test, your result will be available within 72 hours.
For more information or appointment booking, contact us at www.thetravelclinic.london.