What is a COVID 19 Antigen Test for Travel?
An antigen test is a technology developed to detect proteins called antigens that are present in your body when a person has current COVID 19. One of our trained pharmacists will take a nasal swab from each nostril to test for COVID 19. If your test is negative, you will be emailed an EU Digital COVID Certificate within an hour of you appointment which you can use for travel requirements.
Who is this test suitable for?
Anyone that is looking to travel to a specific country which needs a travel cert to obtain entry, showing negative for COVID 19.
This test is not suitable for the following cases and testing may be refused by the pharmacist on duty should any of the following apply :
- Anyone with symptoms of COVID 19
- Anyone who has tested positive for COVID 19 in the last 7 days
- Those that think they may have COVID 19
- Anyone who has been in contact with someone with COVID 19
If your test returns positive, you will be advised by the pharmacist to get a PCR test to confirm. We will not be able to issue a certificate if your test is returned as positive.
What is the cost of this service?
What do I need to bring with me for the test?
It is the customers responsibility to ensure you are aware of the current and most up to date travel requirements for the country you are visiting. Not all countries are accepting Rapid Antigen Certs, some require PCR Tests. There are varying degrees of requirements in terms of age limits (children) and the time before departure that the test must be taken.
We recommend that you check https://dfa.ie/ regularly for the latest travel information. For EU travel, you can also refer to https://reopen.europa.eu/en