Covid-19 PCR Fitness to Fly Testing

PCR testing; £90 per test

An additional £50 Courier charges will apply per booking.
PCR testing in the North East of England our Testing Clinic is open from 9.00pm – 5.00pm or by special arrangement.
All within easy reach of Newcastle, Gateshead, Sunderland, Northumberland, Yorkshire, Lancashire, Cumbria and Scotland.
Situated on Team valley with ample FREE parking on site.
Call our admin team to arrange your appointment 0191 481 4085
Payment over the phone before arrival by card transaction is preferred.
Cancellation Policy:
Cancellations up to 48 hours prior to appointment can be refunded in full minus a £15 administration fee per test.
Cancellations made within 48 hours of an appointment can be refunded 50%.
For rescheduled flights, you can change the date of your test to accommodate the time change, if a suitable appointment time is available.

What happens next?

You will arrive at our testing centre; your details will be taken, and you will be asked to fill in a short questionnaire. Your swab test will then be performed by one of our testing technicians, who will explain in full the nature of the procedure before they proceed. The whole procedure from start to finish will take around 15 minutes on average to complete.

Your result will be emailed to you directly from the laboratory in the form of a pdf certificate of analysis which can be printed off to be used as a travel certificate, and will be dated as when sample confirmed. Please note that it can take a minimum of 48 hours or longer to receive your certificate from the laboratory. We cannot guarantee you will receive your certificate from the laboratory on time to fit with flight arrangements, we work on a ‘best endeavour’ arrangement. Please do not book a test with us if you are concerned about receiving your certificate within a specific time frame. 

Your Passport number can be added to the certificate, which will help if travelling abroad.


Terms & Conditions

Black and Banton provides screening on a best endeavour’s basis using test kits approved for use in the UK and Europe. Testing provides a historic, momentary result. An individual’s health status can change between sampling and reporting of the result. All results are based on the sample specimen provided and do not consider any clinical assessment or patient diagnosis.

This test is designed as a screening test for asymptomatic and symptomatic individuals alike and for groups for travel or other purposes. In the event of a positive result and/or displaying symptoms of COVID-19, please follow current government guidelines and arrange for a confirmatory test via the National Health Service.

Covid-19 is a notifiable diseases and the testing lab has a responsibility to inform Public Health England when a result is recorded as positive. You as an individual have an obligation to inform your Employer, GP and Track and Trace of your positive result.

Due to the constantly changing rules and regulations, individuals are responsible to assess the suitability of this test against the test requirements for their airline/destination country. Black and Banton is unable to provide any advice or guidance with regards to acceptance criteria for airlines/countries and accepts no liability for this.


PCR testing

By booking an appointment for a PCR test, you understand that Black and Banton can share your data with Acculab, who will be processing your sample and providing you with a certificate containing your test result directly.

You also understand that Black and Banton are in no way responsible for the turnaround of your results and/or issues with flights or holiday plans. There is no guarantee from Black and Banton that you will receive your results in time to travel, as your sample is processed by an independent laboratory.

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