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TheRedHen2 · 12/01/2022 18:08

Can someone just check i'm getting my timings correct please?

Flying on a Saturday - arriving at 18:30 local time (16:30 uk time).

PCR should be taken no earlier than 72 hours.

If doing a postal PCR service, I need to have it arrive on the Thursday for a 24 hour turn round.

My local priority post box takes the last post at 16:45. So I need to get it posted before 16:45 on the Wednesday and technically take the test not before 16:30 on Wednesday or find a later priority post box?

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Aroundtheworldin80moves · 12/01/2022 18:12

Honestly... find a company with drop boxes not post. Our post holiday ones went AWOL in the post for five/six days...

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Smurf123 · 12/01/2022 18:15

Go to a test centre I'd be worried a postal one wouldn't be back in time

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AttilaTheMeerkat · 12/01/2022 18:46

Would use a test centre for this purpose. Some countries do not accept PCR test results performed other than in a clinic. Your passport number should be noted on such a document.

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BlueSky8 · 12/01/2022 18:47

Agree test centre.
We waited a week for postal results

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Franklin12 · 12/01/2022 18:49

Definitely a test centre or drop box. Express tests have a few places around the UK

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TheRedHen2 · 12/01/2022 21:09

Ok thanks everyone. I will look at finding a test centre.

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iloverock · 12/01/2022 21:14

I recently used a test centre at the airport. Booked test for 8am. Went for breakfast. Got test results and went back to airport for check in. Worked really well.
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