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PCR test

Posted: Sat Aug 14, 2021 4:06pm
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sue sms

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Hello

Can anyone tell me where to get a PCR test prior to my return to the UK please.

How does it work regarding results etc ?

Many Thanks 

barri

Posted: Sun Aug 15, 2021 12:01pm

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Posted: Sun Aug 15, 2021 12:01pm

Hi i have used the imed centre in torrevieja near the habaneras shopping centre it costs €40 for the antigen test they email the result about 30 mins later you can make an appointment or walk in hope this helps. 

Cheers 

Bob82

Posted: Mon Aug 16, 2021 8:37am

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Posted: Mon Aug 16, 2021 8:37am

You only need and antigen test. €40 at El Raso or you can book with Eurofins at the airport and it costs €28 with your result in an hour usually. I’ve used the airport twice and provided you’ve booked, your time slot is prioritised and we were in and out within 15 minutes.

sue sms

Posted: Mon Aug 16, 2021 3:00pm

sue sms

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Posted: Mon Aug 16, 2021 3:00pm

Bob82 wrote on Mon Aug 16, 2021 8:37am:

You only need and antigen test. €40 at El Raso or you can book with Eurofins at the airport and it costs €28 with your result in an hour usually. I’ve used the airport twice and provided you’ve booked, your time slot is prioritised and we were in and out within 15 minutes.

Thank you very much 

sue sms

Posted: Mon Aug 16, 2021 3:00pm

sue sms

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Posted: Mon Aug 16, 2021 3:00pm

barri wrote on Sun Aug 15, 2021 12:01pm:

Hi i have used the imed centre in torrevieja near the habaneras shopping centre it costs €40 for the antigen test they email the result about 30 mins later you can make an appointment or walk in hope this helps. 

Cheers 

Thank you 

Mandy467

Posted: Sat Sep 18, 2021 12:04pm

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Posted: Sat Sep 18, 2021 12:04pm

Bob82 wrote on Mon Aug 16, 2021 8:37am:

You only need and antigen test. €40 at El Raso or you can book with Eurofins at the airport and it costs €28 with your result in an hour usually. I’ve used the airport twice and provided you’ve booked, your time slot is prioritised and we were in and out within 15 minutes.

I went on eurofin website the tests are 55euros where did you find it for 28 euros please. 

harvest

Posted: Sun Sep 19, 2021 1:19pm

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Location: Torrevieja

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Posted: Sun Sep 19, 2021 1:19pm

Mandy467 wrote on Sat Sep 18, 2021 12:04pm:

I went on eurofin website the tests are 55euros where did you find it for 28 euros please. 

Eurofin website is currently quoting 40 euros for an alicante airport antigen test

Maw

Posted: Sun Sep 19, 2021 8:08pm

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Posted: Sun Sep 19, 2021 8:08pm

harvest wrote on Sun Sep 19, 2021 1:19pm:

Eurofin website is currently quoting 40 euros for an alicante airport antigen test

https://fevantorrevieja.com/

Antigen test for UK costs E29 with certificate in 10 minutes.  Call for appointment.  Very prompt and efficient.  Near Habaneros and opposite national park.

leon54

Posted: Fri Oct 15, 2021 11:58pm

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Posted: Fri Oct 15, 2021 11:58pm

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Why do you only mention Antigen test  required to leave Spain for England ? The UK Gov website asks for a PCR test to be taken in Spain before you board (followed by also a day 2 and day 8 tests. Bless them !). IS THAT WRONG ? Is it perhaps always assumed , in  these conversations posted, that the person travelling is a FULLY VACCINATED individual ?

GrahamLynn

Posted: Sat Oct 16, 2021 9:59am

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Posted: Sat Oct 16, 2021 9:59am

leon54 wrote on Fri Oct 15, 2021 11:58pm:

Why do you only mention Antigen test  required to leave Spain for England ? The UK Gov website asks for a PCR test to be taken in Spain before you board (followed by also a day 2 and day 8 tests. Bless them !). IS THAT WRONG ? Is it perhaps always assumed , in  these conversations poste...

...d, that the person travelling is a FULLY VACCINATED individual ?

The government  lists what types of fit to fly tests are required.

You can take a PCR test if you want to.

Most people however prefer to take the antigen tests, not only because it’s cheaper but because the results are quicker. In your case you are already having to take Day 2 and Day 8 PCR tests on your return.

See below for the list of tests to be taken in the three days before your journey 

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/coronavirus-covid-19-testing-for-people-travelling-to-england

Lynn

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