Covid19 Testing for Business Travel
As essential travel such as traveling for work continues, it is important that businesses are prepared for any mandatory testing and quarantine that your employees face.
The tourism and aviation climate has changed dramatically over the last year, with travel rules and restrictions ever changing because of the global pandemic. It is important to ensure employees health, safety, and well-being throughout their international travel as this is a critical element to ensuring workplace travel can continue.
At present many countries are requiring passengers to undertake a Covid PCR swab test before flying. In addition to this the UK government are now also requiring that international arrivals to England take two Covid PCR swab tests on day 2 and day 8 of their mandatory quarantine when they return.
The Doctors Clinic Group is a government approved provider of the ‘gold standard’ PCR swab test for
- General Covid testing
- Test to Release day 5 testing
- NEW: Day 2 and Day 8 mandatory quarantine testing (in clinic and via home testing)
Business Travel Covid Testing
The Doctors Clinic Group team have been working closely with a number of companies to provide coronavirus testing and medical expertise to support companies with their business travel requirements, including tests before travelling and returning to the UK. With same day testing available we are suited to help assist companies with short turnaround times to meet strict entry requirements.
How we can help:
- Same day Covid PCR swab testing
- Rapid Antigen testing
- Antibody testing to highlight past exposure to Covid
- Fit-to-fly certificates
- Flexibility to complete testing on-site, in clinic or at home via self-collection kits
- Same day access to our GPs via video worldwide for wellbeing questions and medical advice
- We are an approved provider for general covid testing, day 2 and 8 testing for international arrivals from non-red list countries and for the Test to Release Programme.
*General Medical Council
Day 2 and Day 8 Mandatory Covid Testing
All international arrivals to England (excluding those from red list countries) must quarantine for 10 days and must take a Covid test on or before day 2 and on or after day 8 of their quarantine period.
The Doctors Clinic Group offer both day 2 and day 8 testing at selected clinics and via home testing so your employees can meet this mandatory requirement. Please note your employees are allowed to leave their place of quarantine to travel to a testing centre for their Covid tests.
Test to Release Programme
The Doctors Clinic Group is an approved provider for the Government’s Test to Release Programme for International Travel. This programme gives those travelling for allowable reasons such as work the option to reduce the length of their self-isolation when they arrive back to England.
Under this programme, if your employees receive a negative Covid PCR swab test after their 5th full day of quarantine, they can stop isolating after day 5 if they have not arrived from a red list country. We can provide your employees with the necessary Test to Release Covid PCR swab test, so they can end their isolation early.
Please note that the Test to Release programme is separate from the mandatory day 2 and day 8 testing and does require an additional Covid PCR test. If your employee tests negative through the Test to Release Programme and finishes their quarantine after day 5, they still need to take their day 8 test.
Deadlines and Guarantees
Please be aware that you are responsible for checking up to date government guidelines about entry and exit requirements for your destination and compliance with any testing pre and post travel. We advise you to check gov.co.uk prior to travel.
No test turnaround times can be 100% guaranteed. We cannot be held accountable for any disruption to travel as a result of any delay in test results.
The decision to accept or decline a COVID-19 Fit to fly certificate is determined by the airline, travel agent or relevant Embassy.
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