Holiday Covid Test in Manchester

Where to get a travel Covid-19 test in Manchester.

When travel finally resumes, it’s still going to be a requirement for many holiday destinations to provide proof of a negative Covid-19 test on arrival. Potentially, vaccinated holiday-makers may be able to use a vaccine passport instead. However, many people travelling will have to obtain a private Covid-19 negative test certificate in order to travel.

The type of test required, and how close to departure the test needs to be done, varies from destination to destination. To check the current travel requirements for your destination, please use the FCO website.

It is not possible to use an NHS testing facility for holiday Covid-19 tests, you need to book into a private clinic.

Manchester Travel Shop have hunted down the top 5 places to get a Covid-19 test for travel in Manchester

Best place to get a Covid-19 test for travel in Manchester?

The Regenerative Clinic

Very conveniently located on Piccadilly Approach just steps away from Manchester Piccadilly station, the Regenerative offers a range of different Covid-19 tests suitable for travel, as well as being an official member of clinics authorised to do “test for release”.

They offer same day results, for those in a rush to obtain results for travel, but also have cheaper options if you have enough time to wait 48 hours.

Bookings are easy to make via their website.

Manchester Airport

Located in the Train Station (ground floor), of Manchester Airport, tests are carried out by Collinson, the clinic that Manchester Airport have partnered with.

Their RT PRC test (the most commonly required for travel) costs just £99 and results take around 48 hours.

This option is great if you live near Manchester Airport and close to a train station, but otherwise would work out a bit more expensive if you had to park at the airport to get the test.

South Manchester Travel Clinic

If you’re based in South Manchester or Stockport, the easiest place to get a holiday Covid-19 test is the South Manchester Clinic. They are located in Heald Green Pharmacy, and offer the full range of needed test to travel and also offer same day results for a premium.

You can easily book your holiday covid test by contacting them on 0161 498 9743 or by booking via their website.

DAM Health

DAM Health are a holiday Covid-19 test centre based in Old Trafford. Their RT PCR test offers same day results as standard and costs £119.

Appointments are conducted at their clinic at: Unit 3, Empress Business Centre, 380 Chester Road, Manchester, M16 9EA

Their travel covid test booking system is very user friendly and can be found here.

Home Testing

Want a Covid-19 test without having to leave the comfort of your own home? Lets Get Checked offer home testing kits for £99. Here is how home testing works. Just ensure that they are fully accepted for your destination.

We recommend going into a clinic, as if you get an inconclusive result you may be left in a situation where you are unable to travel. However, many people have travelled no issue using covid-19 home testing so it is a convenient option for some.

How to get tested from home


Order your kit (5+ days before flight departure is recommended)


Activate your test online


Easy lower nasal sample collection from home


Return your sample free of charge


Fast PCR or TMA analysis from our certified labs


Receive your online results in 24 – 72 hours


Download your official COVID-19 medical cert for your flight