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.jpgTraining icon


Bespoke training for your needs

Travel Medicine, Expedition First-Aid Training, Travel Risk Assessment

Courses for all your needs

The Exeter Travel Clinic staff have a significant amount of experience, knowledge and understanding of all things related to travel health.

Travel Medicine Training

Training and updates are available to GP Practice Nurses responsible for delivering travel medicine services within their GP practices. Training is bespoke and tailored to the needs of the students.

Expedition and travel first-aid training

Phoenix Expedition Medicine (a sister company to the Exeter Travel Clinic) can deliver high-quality first-aid training for those venturing overseas

Training is provided by Clinic Director James Moore, who as an Editor and author of the Oxford Handbook in Expedition and Wilderness Medicine (, and Director of the International Diploma in Expedition and Wilderness Medicine (, is at the forefront of UK expedition medicine.

Travel Risk Assessment

Some trips overseas require a little more planning, and the Exeter Travel Clinic are well placed to be able to support these ventures. Working with you, we can advise on strategies to ensure individuals and groups remain safe whilst overseas.