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.jpgYellow Fever icon

Yellow Fever

Spread by mosquitos

Yellow Fever Certificate International Health Regulations dictate that Yellow Fever certificates are sometimes required when entering a country. Some countries require proof of vaccination in the last 10 years, others will accept older certificates. Certificate requirements will be dependent on the countries visited and the order in which you visit them. Yellow fever is a live vaccine and therefore not suitable for a small group people.

What is it?

Yellow fever is a Flaviviridaevirus, found in humans and monkeys.

How it is caught?

It is spread primarily by the aedes Egypti mosquito that bites during the day.

What does it do?

In most cases it causes fever, headache, chills, back pain tiredness, nausea and vomiting. In sever cases it causes jaundice, and internal bleeding.

Where is it?

Yellow Fever is found in parts of Africa and South America.

How is it prevented?

Protect yourself against mosquitoes.

The Yellow Fever vaccine is a single injection, and in most individuals will last for life.


When working out if you require a Yellow Fever vaccine there are two main questions:

  1. Are you at risk of Yellow Fever?
  2. Do you require a certificate?
    1. Some countries do not require a certificate
    2. Some countries will require a certificate only if you enter from a country with Yellow Fever
    3. Some countries require a certificate irrespective of where you come from

Our clinic staff will work this out based on your itinerary and risk

A single injection
Provides cover for life

This single injection
will cost from


Appointments: 01392 430590

Where can Yellow Fever be found across the globe?

Estimated global prevalence of Yellow Fever among adults.

  • No Data 0%
  • Low 0%
  • Intermediate 0%
  • High 0%
  • Very High 0%
Each injection comes with an International Health Regulations (IHR) certificate.
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