Most international travel requires proof of a negative covid test before you can get on the plane or cross the border. Some countries may require a Fit-to-Fly certificate while others will accept proof of a negative PCR test or Rapid Antigen test.
Requirements vary by country so always check your destination’s current requirements before your departure date so you don’t miss your trip. If you’re short on time, the Rapid Antigen Test can give you quick results.
What is a Rapid Antigen Test?
The Rapid Antigen Test commonly referred to as a lateral flow test or simply an Antigen Test is the fastest way to find out whether you have covid-19 or not. In as little as 15 minutes, you can get the results of your test and have peace of mind.
An Antigen Test is very reliable and cost-effective, but it’s possible to get a false negative. This is because the Antigen test works best when there is a higher amount of the virus present in your system. If you have only just caught the virus or previously had the virus, you may get a negative test result even if you’re still contagious. The PCR test is able to pick up trace amounts of the virus, but test results take longer.
If you receive a positive Antigen Test, you can trust this result. A negative test may be a false negative because you have a low amount of the virus present in your system.
Antigen Test for Travel in Northampton
West Chemist offers professional, accurate, and comprehensive travel clinic services including a range of covid testing including:
Covid Testing in Northampton
You’ve spent a lot of time and effort planning your trip, so don’t let it all go to waste by not having a covid test or Fit-to-Fly certificate. It only takes a few minutes to ensure that your trip will go smoothly by booking an antigen covid test in Northampton with West Chemist.
You can also get any recommended travel vaccines to keep you healthy during your travels and get personalized advice about staying safe at your destination. If you’re planning to travel, contact us or visit our website to book a covid test or travel clinic appointment online.