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Book Your COVID-19 Test at Bristol Airport

Testing available for travellers before departure

We offer Gold Standard PCR and Lateral Flow Antigen testing services

Prices from £40

*Please note tests are available for pre-departure only. We currently do not provide testing for arrivals (i.e. day 2 or day 8 tests).

How it Works

  • Check which test you need to book

    Check with your airline or Government advice

  • Book and pay for your appointment online

    Real time availability with instant booking confirmation

  • Visit Bristol Airport testing centre before Security

    Please bring your passport or national ID card and your booking confirmation

  • Get your results

    Your results will be emailed to you

Tests Available

  • COVID-19 Rapid RT-PCR Test
    Results available within 4 hours
    Book Appointment
  • COVID-19 Standard RT-PCR Test
    Results available within 48 hours
    Book Appointment
  • COVID-19 Rapid Lateral Flow Test
    Results available within 1 hour
    Book Appointment


Q: What are your opening hours?

Monday 06:30–19:00
Tuesday 06:30–19:00
Wednesday 09:30–19:00
Thursday 06:30–19:00
Friday 06:30–19:00
Saturday 09:30–16:00

Q: How can I contact you?

Please contact us by phone: 07970 374564 or email:

Q: Who is the test suitable for?

The test is suitable for anyone who needs a test for travel. This test is not suitable for anyone who has been in contact with someone known to have COVID-19 or anyone displaying symptoms of COVID-19. For the latest guidance on all symptoms, please click here. Please do not book or attend an appointment if anyone in your household or bubble has symptoms of COVID-19 within the last 10 days. If you do have symptoms please follow government guidance and arrange a free NHS test.

If you are travelling, please ensure that you book the right test for your destination or your airline, and at the appropriate time before your flight’s departure.

Q: Which test do I need to book?

If the test is an airline requirement then please refer to your airline’s guidance on which test to book.

If the test is dependant on the country you are visiting and the guidance that they provide, then you must check the Foreign Commonwealth and Development Office website for the latest travel information. Please ensure that you have checked the timeframes required to get a test within, to meet the government requirements.

It is your responsibility to book the required test for your airline or destination and that you have all the necessary documentation and information before you travel.

Please ensure when booking your test that you allow enough time for the results to be returned to you before you travel.

Q: What tests do you offer?

Standard PCR Test is a nasal swab test that is considered to be WHO Gold Standard for detecting even the smallest amounts of virus. This test typically returns a result within 48 hours.

Rapid PCR Test is a nasal swab test that is considered to be WHO Gold Standard for detecting even the smallest amounts of virus. This rapid PCR test is manufactured in the UK and uses technology that streamlines the testing process, making it quicker and simpler whilst still being highly accurate and sensitive. This test typically returns a result within 4 hours.

Rapid Lateral Flow Antigen Test is a test that consists of a nasal swab and uses lateral flow technology, such as that used in home pregnancy testing. The test contains absorbent paper, which will change colour in the presence of COVID-19 antigens. It does not require testing in a laboratory, which means that results are available quickly. This test typically returns a result within 1 hour.

Q: Do you offer day 2 and day 8 arrivals tests?

Our tests are suitable for pre-departure only. We do not currently offer testing for arrivals either day 2 or day 8.

Q: How do I book a test?

Simply click on “Book appointment” for the test that you need, fill in the details and pay for the test. IMPORTANT: When booking, your name MUST be written exactly as it appears on your passport.

Once you have booked you will then be sent a confirmation email.

Occasionally a test may need to be re-run, we therefore strongly advise that you make a booking on the earliest possible date and time based on the requirements of your destination country or airline.

Q: Where is the Nuffield Health Covid-19 testing centre located?

The testing centre is conveniently located in the terminal just before Security on the First Floor. From the Check-In concourse simply follow the signs for Nuffield Health Covid-19 Testing.

Please note: This is a separate facility to the NHS Covid-19 testing centre, located in Silver Zone Car Park.

Q: Where is the best place to park?

A dedicated area for Nuffield Health customers has been created in Hampton by Hilton car park. Simply follow signs to the Hotel car park. When you arrive at the barrier take the car park ticket. The payment machine is also located in the car park for your return.

Q: How much is parking?

Parking is available in the on-site Hampton by Hilton Hotel car park (£5 for up to 2 hours).

Appointment Checklist

  • Check the Foreign Commonwealth Office website or airline to understand which test you need

  • Appointment booked online

  • Please bring your passport or national ID card and your booking confirmation

  • Ensure you have no symptoms – check the Government website for the latest guidelines

  • Know how long you need for the results to be returned before travel

  • Attend your appointment at the specified time

  • Wear a face mask or covering and ensure social distancing is maintained at all times