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 the test-to-release scheme

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Finishing vaccine courses during the pandemic

Completing vaccine courses during the Covid-19 pandemic

Many vaccines are given as a set of two or three with some requiring boosters after a period of time. Current FCO advice has placed everyones international travel on hold. Many people are now wondering if they should finish their vaccine course.

In general, vaccine courses do not need to be re-started, meaning we can continue where we left off in the future. So if you are in isolation or would rather wait until the lockdown has passed, you do not need to worry, and can continue when you know your new departure date.

If your vaccinations relate to your work, you are still travelling or would like to finish your course, the Exeter and Barnstaple Travel Clinics are currently still open providing vaccination services.

As a matter of precaution, our clinic appointments are increasingly spaced out, meaning interaction with other travellers is very limited.


  1. If you have any Coronavirus signs and symptoms, or are living with or had close contact with someone that has symptoms, DO NOT COME IN and remain in isolation
  2. If you have any medical history that places you at greater risk of Coronavirus, follow the NHS guidance and please consider postponing your travel vaccines
  3. If you have any concerns or questions relating to your vaccinations and travel, please contact the clinic and we will do our best to help.

Our clinic is staffed by qualified and experienced registered nurses who will place your safety above other considerations. At this time we are making stringent efforts in relation to Covid-19 protection, so please bear with us if there are slight delays.

Phone lines are very busy with enquiries at the moment and if you cannot get through, please email us.