Rapid Antigen Fit to Travel test- Earls Barton Pharmacy- certificate in 15 mins

Rapid Antigen Fit to Travel

Rapid Antigen Fit to Travel test- with certificate- results in 15mins

Cost- £60.00 per test (includes certificate)

Please call the pharmacy on  01604 812736 to make an appointment or if need more information

Rapid Antigen Fit to Travel

We’re making travel testing even easier with our rapid antigen test for travel at Earls Barton Pharmacy

Countries like France, Italy, Portgual, USA and Greece accept a negative antigen test for arrivals (subject to change)

  1. Please check the country your travelling to accepts an negative antigen test- (this is different to an PCR test).Most countries require a negative test no more than 24-48 hrs prior to departure
  2. Please check using this link: https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice we strongly recommend you check this link also on the day before you come for your appointment in case your destination requirements have changed. We take no liability of changes by countries.
  3. Call the pharmacy 01604 812736 to book an appointment Monday to Friday (8.30am-5.00pm) and Saturday (8.30am to 12.30pm) only.
  4. Please complete all your information using the following link- click here prior to coming into the pharmacy for your test. Please ensure your enter all your details correctly and double check before submitting. ***PLEASE MAKE SURE YOU BOOK APPOINTMENT AS ABOVE (in point 3.) BEFORE COMPLETING LINK- otherwise we cant guarantee avaliabilty of the test***
  5. Please dont attend if your have the symptoms of coronavirus, been in close contact with someone with coronavirus or been advised to self isolated by the NHS.
  6. You be will asked to self adminster the swab in the safety of your car and NOT inside the pharmacy-  from ONE nostril or use an spit sample and results will be avaliable in 10 mins.
  7. Please see this quick 2 min video guide for how to conduct the test correctly: click here
  8.  Please bring your passport or travel ID to the appointment- to check details of the certificate before you leave…Depending on your results- the fit to fly certificate will be emailed shortly afterwards and before your leave the pharmacy. A printed copy will be supplied also.

Please ensure you read and understand the following important information/disclaimer:

  • This test is not suitable for anyone travelling to a destination that requires a negative COVID PCR TEST.
  • This test is only suitable for those travelling to some destinations that require a negative COVID-19 antigen  test.
  • It is your responsibility to confirm the entry requirements for your destination & ensure you undertake the correct test to meet those requirements, we take no liability and dont offer any refunds on completed test.

Jet Off On Your Travels With a Covid PCR Test

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Need a Covid PCR test in Northampton?

Earls Barton Pharmacy has the solution for you. Whether you are looking to head off on a business trip, or are jetting off on a long-awaited family holiday – we are here to help you jet off, with a reliable Covid PCR Test in Northampton. Covid has had a huge impact on travel as an industry, with millions of travel plans being cancelled over the past year. 

However, following the release of the Government’s red, amber and green lists, airlines and countries are starting to reintroduce travel; this is all thanks to the availability of efficient PCR testing such as ours. 

How does a PCR test work? 

PCR stands for Polymerase Chain Reaction; the test is used to detect the active presence of Covid-19 antigens. However, this test cannot be used to detect antibodies, which indicate the body’s immune response to a previous Covid infection.

Explicitly, this test is able to determine whether or not someone has Covid very early on; this is done through its detection of viral RNA (ribonucleic acid). RNA is found in the body prior to antibodies developing, as well as prior to symptoms showing. Therefore, this test can accurately indicate who is, and is not, actively infected. This offers countries and airlines more control over the spread of the virus.

Please note: this test is not suitable for those who are currently displaying Covid symptoms, or those who have had symptoms up to 28 days prior to taking the test. If either of these statements describe you, you should instead adhere to Government guidance with regards to self-isolation and testing.


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Why do I need to take a PCR test?

Most airlines and countries now require documentation to prove a negative Covid test 48-72 hours prior to travel. Further to the release of the Government’s red, amber and green travel lists, regulations may vary across airlines and countries. Therefore, we advise that you visit the Foreign Office Website for up-to-date guidance before you travel. 

Additionally, you should order your test with us as soon as you can, so that you don’t get caught out before your flight.

Book in with our innovative destination-specific Travel Clinic to make sure you have all the vaccinations you need before you go!


Our Covid PCR Test in Northampton


If you are looking to travel, Earls Barton Pharmacy is here to put your mind at ease. We offer a Covid PCR test in Northampton with a 24-48 hour results turnaround to get you where you need to go, safely and efficiently. Our Covid tests are carried out by yourself; they come in the form of an easy-to-use home testing kit. 

The kits are fully UKAS-accredited; they are supplied by Agilis Health. More details about Agilis Health can be found on thier website: https://agilishealth.co.uk/#page-top


The test will involve swabbing both of your tonsils, or the area where your tonsils would normally be, as well as one nostril. Full instructions will be included within the kit, however we have also included the helpful video guide above for clarification regarding how the test will be carried out. 

How can I return my sample?

We have partnered with Agilis Health who supply the kits to us and sent to a local laboratory in Northampton for analysis. Royal mail 24 hrs tracked service is included with the kit and you can return using a royal mail priority post box or take to post office.

But we would strongly recommend that you drop the kits to the laboratory based in Northampton Brackmills industrial estate  once registered and self swabbed for quicker results- usually 12 to 16 hrs once received by the laboratory. 


Further information can be found on our service page.


Don’t get caught out – 

Contact us to book in for your PCR test today!