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.jpgJapanese Encephalitis (Ixiaro) icon

Japanese Encephalitis (Ixiaro)

Japanese Encephalitis


Japanese Encephalitis is a Flaviviridae infection (like Yellow Fever and Dengue).

How it is caught?

Japanese Encephalitis is spread from pigs and wading birds to humans by the Culex mosquito. This mosquito bites during the afternoon up until dusk.

What does it do?

Japanese Encephalitis causes swelling of the brain tissue. In most cases there are few or no symptoms. However, if symptomatic (headache, fever, convulsions), the disease can lead to death or long-term brain damage.

Can it be treated?


Where is it?

Japanese Encephalitis is found across South East Asia. The risk to travellers is seasonal and most significant in rural locations, increasing in rainy seasons. Although common in locals, the risks to many travellers is very low (< 1:1,000,000). The risk increases the longer you spend in country, travelling in epidemics or seasonal increases and staying in rural locations.

How is it prevented?

Protect yourself against mosquitoes.

Vaccine: A course of two injections over 28 days. A rapid course can be provided on days 0 and 7

A course of two injections 4-weeks apart (or 7-days if in a hurry)
Lasts for between 18-months and a year

This course of two injections 4-weeks apart (or 7-days if in a hurry)
will cost from


Appointments: 01392 430590

* Price is per dose, several doses may be required as part of a course.

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