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COVID PCR Test To Return To UK

Posted: Mon Jun 21, 2021 11:00am
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Tim4971

Posts: 18

Location: Estepona

Joined: 6 May 2020

Hi Guys,

My wife and I are coming over to Estepona in July in order to view rental properties for our move in September. We know we need to get the Day 2 & Day 8 tests in advance for the PLF and obviously we have to self isolate for 10 (or 5 if we opt to pay the extra) days on return, all this is fine (tongue in cheek!). But my question is, where is the best / cheapest place in the Estepona area for us to get the PCR test to gain entry back into the UK - does Malaga airport offer a PCR 'while you wait' service as yet? If not, where can we get the PCR preferably on the same day basis in the area? We will have a car, so can travel to Marbella or the like if there are better options.

Thanks in advance!

Tim

PatNic

Posted: Tue Jun 22, 2021 9:04am

Posts: 16

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Location: Estepona

Joined: 22 Feb 2020

Posted: Tue Jun 22, 2021 9:04am

Hi Tim

Welcome in advance to the Costa Del Sol.

I am sorry this is not a reply to your question, as I have not had to experience travel as yet. 

I do however have a brand new 2 bed 2 bath ground floor apartment with terrace and small garden and a large community pool.comes with a secure underground car parking space and store serviced by a lift. Its also just been all newly furnished. It’s available from the 1st September. 

Please let me know if your interested in viewing it.

Regards

Patrick

clifton1971

Posted: Tue Jun 22, 2021 9:50pm

clifton1971

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Posted: Tue Jun 22, 2021 9:50pm

Hi Tim

Yes, Malaga Airport has a Test Centre but gets fully booked up very quickly as it is cheap. i suggest booking a Private Test. Have a look at  this website below for a few Clinics which will help you get this test.

https://www.realista.com/blog/your-guide-to-covid-tests-in-marbella/

Nigel


Jennyyjones

Posted: Wed Jun 23, 2021 1:34pm

Posts: 37

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Location: Mijas

Joined: 11 Oct 2018

Posted: Wed Jun 23, 2021 1:34pm

Book now for antigen test before your flight home at Malaga airport.  Cheapest and very fast.  10mins result. Do get booked up so if you know when your coming home. Book now. 

Tonyslamon

Posted: Wed Jun 23, 2021 2:32pm

Posts: 7

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Location: Torrox

Joined: 12 Feb 2020

Posted: Wed Jun 23, 2021 2:32pm

or you could bend the rules a little and Fly home from Gibraltar, 

Alfie1812

Posted: Thu Jun 24, 2021 9:30am

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Location: Estepona

Joined: 31 Aug 2020

Posted: Thu Jun 24, 2021 9:30am

Jennyyjones wrote on Wed Jun 23, 2021 1:34pm:

Book now for antigen test before your flight home at Malaga airport.  Cheapest and very fast.  10mins result. Do get booked up so if you know when your coming home. Book now. 

Hi thanks for the info. Do you happen to have a. Tel no for the testing centre at the airport please 

Tim4971

Posted: Thu Jun 24, 2021 9:45am

Tim4971

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Posts: 18

Location: Estepona

Joined: 6 May 2020

Posted: Thu Jun 24, 2021 9:45am

Alfie1812 wrote on Thu Jun 24, 2021 9:30am:

Hi thanks for the info. Do you happen to have a. Tel no for the testing centre at the airport please 

OK so I found this for Malaga Airport - just to be clear - and open for discussion, but I believed you needed to have a full PCR test to get back into the UK - therefore the results from the airport for a PCR take 12 hours, so you will need to do this one day before to ensure you have the result. This is the route I will be taking for my return on 24th July, I will drive back to the airport on 23rd and take the test for £50 then collect results (if they are not emailed or text) on the day of flying. Not much else to do really. If it is negative, not sure what will happen then!!

https://travelcovidtestcenter.com/malaga-booking/

Jennyyjones

Posted: Thu Jun 24, 2021 12:05pm

Posts: 37

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Location: Mijas

Joined: 11 Oct 2018

Posted: Thu Jun 24, 2021 12:05pm

No definitely only antigen test needed. Been thorough Malaga airport to uk twice on last couple of months 

Tim4971

Posted: Thu Jun 24, 2021 2:08pm

Tim4971

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Posts: 18

Location: Estepona

Joined: 6 May 2020

Posted: Thu Jun 24, 2021 2:08pm

Jennyyjones wrote on Thu Jun 24, 2021 12:05pm:

No definitely only antigen test needed. Been thorough Malaga airport to uk twice on last couple of months 

Thanks for this, but are the airlines fussy about this? Do you need a PCR to board their flights?

Jennyyjones

Posted: Thu Jun 24, 2021 2:32pm

Posts: 37

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Location: Mijas

Joined: 11 Oct 2018

Posted: Thu Jun 24, 2021 2:32pm

Tim4971 wrote on Thu Jun 24, 2021 2:08pm:

Thanks for this, but are the airlines fussy about this? Do you need a PCR to board their flights?

No they accept antigen home. Your 2 and 8 test has to be a pcr  

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