Navigating international travel amid the quagmire that is ever-changing government restrictions and requirements is no easy task.
Quick, reliable testing is vital to aid the entire process and (med) 24, a private medical clinic on Eastbourne Terrace in Paddington, is among the list of government-approved providers with a range of pre and post travel Covid-19 testing services.
There are four-hour or 24-hour PCR tests available (with the crucial ‘Fit to Fly’ certificates provided via email), as well as ‘test to release’ and a testing package that covers day 2, 5 and 8.
The latter involves a quick swab test at the clinic no less than 72 hours before you fly (ensure that a booking reference is provided– you will need this to complete a passenger locator form on your return), with a day 2, 5 and 8 testing kit sent in the post for your post-trip quarantine at home if arriving from an amber list destination (on day 5 you can hand your test in at the clinic, with a speedy turnaround).
While testing is currently a large part of the clinic’s operation, it also offers immediate and affordable access to highly-skilled GPs on an immediate access, year-round basis. This is either online or in person (in-person hours currently 7am until 11pm due to Covid) at its state-of-the-art HQ with services that include urgent access to GP specialist-led care, ongoing health care or preventative care.