PCR Test for Travel to/from China

  • Laboratory accredited to UKAS ISO 15189

  • CQC Registered Clinic

  • Certificate signed by GMC registered GP

  • Swabs taken by trained clinicians

  • All documentation provided in the price

  • Approved COVID-19 testing supplier of the Chinese Embassy

China Travel Testing Express PCR and Antibody with Medical Certificate

Price of test£399

When will I get my results?Results available by Midnight

Why use this test?

An RT-PCR test for SARS-CoV-2 (COVID19) with a certificate you will need for travel.

A venous antibody test which checks for IgG and IgM antibodies. A requirement for entry to China.

We are an approved provider by the Chinese embassy


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to book your test?

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Mandatory Day 2 and Day 8 International Arrival PCR Tests

Price of test£179

When will I get my results?Results available 48 hours from reaching the lab

Why use this test?

Mandatory testing for all international arrivals. Day 2 test can be carried within 2 days of arrival into the UK.

Test must be purchased prior to arrival and booking reference must be entered into the passenger locator form.

UK addresses only for all postal bookings


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to book your test?

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Standard Test to Release

Price of test£129

When will I get my results?Results available 48 hours from reaching the lab if postal

Why use this test?

End your quarantine at day 6 of arrival with this test.

Results available next day by midnight if tested in clinic


Which type of test
would you like?

In Clinic Postal Cancel

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to book your test?

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Travel to China COVID Test Requirements

According to the latest travel advice, if you are planning to travel to China from the UK, you must provide both a negative PCR swab test result and a negative IgM antibody test by venous blood sample conducted by the same COVID-19 test provider within a maximum of 48 hours before the flight. These entry rules apply both to foreign and Chinese nationals.

As an approved COVID testing supplier for the Chinese Embassy, here at Midland Health, we offer a cost-effective same-day COVID Test for Travel bundle that includes the required PCR and Antibody tests, along with a valid Certificate for Travel to present to the Chinese border authorities when you arrive in the country.

All testing done by Midland Health is conducted by trained medical professionals in our private testing clinics in Birmingham, Leicester and Liverpool. The samples are analysed in our modern laboratories which are approved by UKAS (United Kingdom Accreditation Service) and used by the NHS.

Our high-quality testing comes with excellent turnaround times, as well. In fact, we have the quickest turnaround times in the West Midlands. We offer:

  • Guaranteed results by midnight for tests done before midday
  • If your test is done after midday, you will almost certainly have your results back by 10 AM the following day

Most importantly, we have never had a customer denied entry at the border because of our COVID tests for travel and work closely with the Chinese Embassies in the UK!

PCR Swab Test + Antibody Test + Fit to Fly Certificate
Price: £399

Return to the UK from China COVID Test Requirements

If you are planning to travel back to the UK from China after a family visit, a holiday or business trip, you will need to follow certain COVID testing requirements as well. Currently*, China is on the UK’s amber list of countries, which means that if you are arriving in England, Scotland or Wales, you must:

  • Provide a negative COVID-19 test
  • Book and pay for day 2 & 8 COVID-19 travel tests before your fly
  • Complete a passenger locator form
  • Self-isolate for 10 days upon arrival
  • Take a mandatory PCR test on or before day 2 and on or after day 8

At Midland Health, we offer a 2 & 8 Day COVID Tests bundle to match those requirements. You can choose to have the test performed by a specialist at one of our government-approved COVID testing centres in Birmingham, Liverpool and Leicester, or we can send you a PCR test kit that you can use at home. All our home PCR tests are delivered by an express, door-to-door courier service.

Results available 48 hours from reaching our lab.

Mandatory 2 & 8 Day PCR Test
Price: £179

Want to End Quarantine Early?

All Midland Health clinics across the Midlands also offer an optional COVID-19 Test under the Test to Release scheme which allows you to end quarantine early. Available after 5 full days of self-isolation, this test can cut in half the time you need to stay in quarantine after travelling from China to the UK.

If you choose to have a TTR test done at one of our clinics, you will have your results ready by midnight on the same day. If you choose a home test kit, you will have your results within 48 of their arrival at our laboratory.

TTR Test
Price: £129

*This information may be changed by the Government on short notice, so please check the most recent travel advice for China before your journey.

What information do I need to provide?

To have a COVID test for travel done, you must provide us with the correct information to be added to your Fit to Fly Certificate. The details you give us HAVE TO MATCH your passport details, otherwise, your travel certificate will not be valid. Please check that you provide us with:

  • Correct Title
  • Full Name
  • Date of birth
  • Home address
  • Mobile phone number
  • E-mail

The best way to send the information over to us is via email to eliminate the danger of spelling mistakes. To make sure all information is correct, we will also double-check it with you when you come into the clinic for the test.

How will I get my PCR Certificate?

You will have all required documentation for your trip to China, including your COVID test results and your travel certificate, sent to you via email in a PDF format. You can show the digital version at the airport but we strongly advise you to have a print-out copy on the day of travel to avoid any technical difficulties.

Our team works round the clock in the evenings and weekends to process your COVID tests and deliver results on time to make sure that we can deliver on our promise of getting your certificate over to you in time for your travel to China from the UK.

If there are any issues, you can contact our team on 0333 772 1999 or email hello@midlandhealth.co.uk and we will aim to sort your issue as quickly as possible.

What will the test be like?

  • Book an appointment for a PCR test with our friendly medical team.
  • Pick a convenient time slot that fits your schedule.
  • Get the test done at our clinic. The PCR COVID19 test is performed by taking a nasal and pharyngeal (back of the throat) swab which is then placed in an appropriate container.
  • After the swab has been taken our special courier delivers it to one of our UKAS-approved labs in London and the Midlands for analysis. Once the sample is received, it is “signed in”. Your details are verified and your PCR swab is placed in an “assay” for testing. The process is overseen by a virologist to make sure we comply with all regulations.
  • We send you your Fit to Fly certificate as a PDF via the email you’ve given us before midnight (for tests done before midday).

+++Please note for those patients who want time-critical results, please book via our Clinic service where our trained professionals will take your test and ensure delivery and processing at our UKAS approved laboratory++++.

Test Locations

  • Birmingham

    Midland Health,
    Manor Grove,
    Oxhill Road,
    Birmingham, B21 9RR
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  • Edgbaston

    Midland Health,
    Highfield Clinic,
    23a Highfield Road,
    Birmingham, B15 3DP
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  • Leicester

    Midland Health,
    The Church Hall,
    Weymouth Street,
    Leicester, LE4 6FN
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  • Liverpool

    Midland Health,
    The Park Hotel,
    Dunnings Bridge Rd,
    Liverpool, L30 6YNA
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If you are flying from the UK to China, you need to provide negative results on two separate COVID-19 tests: a PCR swab test and an IgM antibody test.

The tests must be done no more than 48 hours before their flight and they must both be done by the same testing supplier. This is why, at Midland Health, we offer an express, same-day COVID testing service to ensure you get your results in time for your flight.

No. The PCR Test offered by the Government doesn't include a Fit to Fly certificate so you can’t use them to travel to China.

Yes, we are an approved COVID testing supplier for the Chinese Embassy and we have never had a customer who has been denied entry to China due to our test results or Fit to Fly certificate. We work very closely with the Chinese Embassies in the UK.

Our COVID travel certificates include all the information that is required by the Chinese government to successfully enter the country from the UK:

  • Your name, date of birth, home address
  • The date the sample was taken
  • Your COVID status (this should be negative to gain entry to China)
  • Your IgM and IgG antibody status
  • Dated signature from a GMC registered Doctor
  • A copy of a laboratory report

Yes, you will have to show your COVID travel certificate to the airline representatives before you board your plane to China. Alongside this, you will also have to fill in a Health Declaration Form and show a valid travel visa.

No, kids under 5 are not required to do any COVID tests to go from the UK to China.

Some cities and provinces in China still impose a 14-day quarantine for all international arrivals, so please check with the local authorities to find out whether you need to self-isolate.

Yes, currently China is on the amber list of countries provided by the UK government, so you will need to self-isolate for 10 days upon arrival regardless of your negative COVID results.

No, we will already have received the necessary information for your COVID travel certificate when you have booked your appointment. On the day, please, arrive no longer than 5 minutes before your scheduled testing appointment and wear a mask at all times.

Once you have taken your swab you will need to post the swab back using the Royal Mail pre-paid envelope and then posted into a Royal Mail Priority Post Box. Royal Mail services near you.

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