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Jet off with a Covid PCR Test in Epsom

Wherever you are looking to go on your holidays, we can provide a reliable Covid PCR test in Epsom to get you where you need to go.

Covid has had a staggering impact on the travel industry, with millions of people across the globe being forced to cancel their travel plans in 2020. However, over a year later, airlines and countries are starting to reintroduce travel; this is all thanks to the availability of PCR Tests such as ours.


How does a Covid PCR Test work?

Many airlines and countries now require documentation to prove a negative Covid test 48-72 hours prior to travel. PCR stands for Polymerase Chain Reaction. This is used to detect the active presence of Covid-19 antigens. However, this test does not detect antibodies, which represent the body’s immune response to a previous case of infection.

The test gives an accurate indication regarding who is, and is not, infected. This offers countries and airlines an increased sense of control over the spread of the virus.


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Why do I need the test?

Fit to Fly/ Covid PCR tests cater for people of all ages that need to travel abroad for a multitude of reasons. This is as a result of the increased need for proof of an active Covid-19 infection. It is important to be prepared before you go; so we would recommend checking the Foreign Office Website in advance of your trip.

It is important to note that this test is not suitable for those who have experienced Covid symptoms up to 28 days prior to the test, or for those who are currently experiencing Covid symptoms. If either of these categories relates to you, you are instead advised to follow Government guidance with regards to self-isolation and testing.


Our Covid PCR test in Epsom



Courier-Managed Test Package (Fit to Fly, Test to Release and Day 2 & 8): £399

Courier-Managed Fit to Fly PCR Test: £139

Self-posted Fit to Fly PCR Test: £99


If you are looking to jet off with peace of mind, Horton Pharmacy and Travel Clinic is here to help. We offer a free courier service to get you where you need to go, hassle-free with a 24-48 hour results turnaround.



Our test is a home testing kit, and it requires a swab of both tonsils, or the area where your tonsils would normally be, as well as one nostril. We have also included the helpful video guide above to walk you through your test step-by-step, if you would like clarification regarding how the test is carried out.

We also offer you the chance to purchase a Travel Test Package, containing all of the tests we offer: Fit to Fly, Test to Release and Day 2 and 8 for just £399. You can find out more about cutting your isolation short with Test to Release here.


Contact us to book your travel testing bundle or book your individual tests below.


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What our customers say

“I get all my mother’s NHS prescriptions there. The staff are all lovely, friendly, efficient and the pharmacists are very helpful and knowledgeable.”


“Coping so well under such unprecedented pressure – thank you all for continuing to provide a service to the local community.”


“Sharn provided excellent, impartial advice for travel inoculations and was able to administer them immediately for myself and my wife, in sharp contrast to the service experienced with our local GP.”