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Covid 19 - We are open for our patients & have measures in place to keep you and our team safe.

Read our saftey statement - What are we doing about Coronavirus?

Most airlines and country borders require travellers to have taken precautions against spreading the coronavirus. The main way of doing this is requiring a covid PCR test before you fly. To make sure you don’t encounter any difficulties due to the pandemic, and to give you peace of mind about your own health, Ghosh Medical group offer RT-PCR testing to ensure your travel can go ahead as planned.


Benefits of using Ghosh Medical Private PCR tests include:

  • Quick results with tests processed within 48 hours
  • SAME-DAY express tests – RT-PCR
  • Samples tracked from source to result to give you full assurance of accurate results
  • Clinic or in-home testing
  • Fully accredited results signed by an NHS trained UK General Medical Council (GMC) doctor
  • UKAS and CQC accredited and approved by all airlines
  • Fit-to-Fly certificates issued upon request and with a negative result

You will need a valid fit-to-fly certificate even if you have no symptoms or have been self-isolating. 

Covid Flight Certificate

PCR testing is not available through the NHS for travel certificates, but certificates are required for all international travel. Ghosh Medical is a private medical practice offering quick and convenient Covid testing. Results are available quickly with the introduction of RT-PCR testing, and we are fully accredited to issue covid flight certificates.

RT-PCR Testing

RT-PCR (Reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction) tests are a new way of providing PCR tests quickly, with highly accurate results. Reverse transcription tests have been used for a long time in detecting other viruses such as the Zika virus, but have only recently been adapted for detecting the Novel Coronavirus. Our RT-PCR tests provide you with same day results* with the highest level of accuracy.

RT-PCR tests are approved by all airlines for travel and can also be used for the Test to Release scheme for international travel returns. 

*Same day results are only available for tests booked before 4pm.

How the test works

Tests are done in the same way as normal COVID-19 tests, with a swab being used to take a sample from your throat and nose. The process is quick and painless, although you may experience slight discomfort. Any discomfort will ease as soon as the sample is taken.

Samples are carefully labelled and sent to the laboratory where they are analysed for the live COVID-19 virus. Previous tests required more time as results for the active virus were only available at the end of the testing process. The RT-PCR test allows lab technicians to assess results earlier in the process so that you can receive them on the same day as your test.

When you will receive results

For RT-PCR tests booked before 4pm, results will be available the same day. Tests booked after this will have results available the following working day. 

When your results are ready we will let you know and provide you with a certificate if you need one to fly. We also offer a complimentary telemedicine appointment to discuss your results and provide advice on any further steps you may need to take to stay safe and protect yourself and those around you.

PCR Testing

Need your results quick? We can offer express turnaround of COVID-19 PCR swab testing.

Time to get results **
RT-PCR test
Next day results
RT-PCR test
Same day results *
RT-PCR test
Four hour result turnaround *
Test to Release (Day 5)
Next day results
RT-PCR Day 2 & Day 8 Test Package
Next day results
*RT-PCR appointment needs to be before 4pm for same day results. ** Ghosh Medical Group are not liable for any flight losses and/or external reimbursements should results not be returned within the timescales provided.
What our clients say

Very helpful receptionist,we obtained more information about preparing for holiday from her than we were able to obtain from anywhere else,also the test was much easier than I thought it would be.


Speedy and efficient service from a great, friendly team


Again, no issues at all, asked for appointment and with very little notice I was accommodated quickly and efficiently. Once the booking is made confirmation very quickly sent and clear timely reminders sent.

Why Use Ghosh Medical?
Call 0333 200 3338 to book
  • A convenient and effective way for you to access private health care services when you need it.
  • We can tailor your treatment to your needs
  • A range of finance and payment options available
  • We offer a friendly, trustworthy and above-all-else familiar service.
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