COVID-19 TESTING is currently available for work or travel requirements. Click here for more PCR test information

The Exeter Travel Clinic (and our Barnstaple site) remain open, but currently not at weekends. Any specific test enquiries should be emailed:

Due to regulatory changes, we are now using a laboratory based in London. To try and ensure a 72-hour turn-around time we use Royal Mail Guaranteed 9am delivery. We will track the parcel to confirm progress and delivery during working hours. As a result of postal times, tests for those travelling on Tuesdays and Wednesdays may not be back in time

Why do Covid tests cost so much?

Recent changes to the Health and Social Care act brought by Lord Bethell, require all healthcare professionals obtain extra accreditation to swab a nose or throat for travel purposes (the same process school children do at home). This accreditation is hugely expensive and unfortunately, unavoidable.

Please note: we are not part of either the test-to-release scheme, or the day 2 and 8 return home scheme,c_crop,w_1080,q_80,g_center,g_faces/misc/default-featured.jpg

Muslim Pilgrimages - The Hajj and Umrah


Thousands of people in the Muslim community participate in the all-important pilgrimage to the Hajj every year, in which many will make this Sacred Pilgrimage at least once in their lifetime. Yet despite the journey they face, there are certain risks involved, particularly illnesses that thrives and spreads quickly in mass gatherings, such as the Hajj or Umrah.

One of these diseases, meningitis, can be avoided by being vaccinated.

The Meningococcal (ACWY) vaccination not only provides immunity from this disease, but also reduces rates of carriage. This means families and friends do not have to worry and can concentrate on and enjoy this once in a lifetime holy journey.

This vaccination is mandatory, a rule enforced by the Saudi Government, ensuring everyone is vaccinated, providing a safer environment for travellers.

Following collaboration between the Muslim Council of Great Britain and Novartis Vaccines, the Exeter travel clinic ‘The Exeter Travel Clinic’ is providing this vaccine at a greatly reduced price.

Anyone who requests the vaccine will also be provided with a vaccination certificate proving that they have protected themselves against the virus. The vaccine will be provided, administrated by a trained professional and a certificate presented for no more than £35. All this is provided in order to make the journey as safe as possible for those in the Muslim community.

For more information click here.