Friendship Travel helping your arrange your COVID test.

Many countries require you to provide a negative COVID-19 test before you travel.

Canary Islands – Caribbean – Morocco – Spain – As of 25/11/20.

To help guests arrange a test easily, we’ve teamed up with a global healthcare partner – Randox Health in Antrim – beside the Friendship Travel Head Office. Here’s everything you need to know…

HOW TO ORDER A COVID-19 TEST

  • You can buy a discounted kit for a self-administered COVID-19 test –through our recommended supplier, Randox.
  • Go to  Randox testing kit order page to get one
  • Kits are sent out by Randox for next-day delivery to your home – as long as you order by 12pm Monday to Friday, excluding bank holidays. If you order on a Friday it will arrive on a Monday.
  • Make sure you order a testing kit as early as possible before your holiday, to ensure it arrives in time.

WHO NEEDS TO GET A TEST?

  1. It’s your responsibility to ensure you get the correct tests carried out in line with the entry requirements for the country you’re travelling to.
  2. It’s important to note that, when you’re ordering the testing kits, you’ll need to purchase one for all passengers on your booking.

WHAT DO YOU GET IN A RANDOX COVID-19 TEST KIT?

Every COVID-19 test kit comes with the following items:

  1. Swab
  2. Sample collection tube
  3. Transportation tube
  4. Pathoseal bag
  5. Large postal envelope
  6. Reference number labels

WHAT TO DO WHEN YOUR TEST ARRIVES

When you receive your test, you’ll find instructions on how to correctly complete it inside. There's also more information on how to complete the test, how to send it off and how you’ll receive your results on the Randox testing kit order page.

Before you carry out your test, make sure you check the test timing requirements for the country you’re travelling to. If you carry out your test too early, it may be invalid. For any questions, please give Friendship Travel a call.

To send your completed test back, Randox recommends using DX Express – a trusted medical courier. It’s the quickest way to get your test back to the Randox Laboratory, and there’ll be delivery details included with your testing kit. They have 30 designated drop-off points around the UK – head to their website for more details.

Alternatively, you can pay for recorded delivery with the Royal Mail or another courier service.

WHEN YOU'LL RECEIVE YOUR TEST RESULTS AND WHAT TO DO NEXT

Results of your test will be provided within 24 hours of the sample arriving at the lab. They'll be sent to you directly. Once you’ve received your negative test result, by email, you will then need to provide this to the country you are visiting. The exact details vary by destination – please check.

Christmas and New Year - the Randoz Lab is open 24/7 including Christmas Day. Check with Royal Mail if they are delivering / speak to the FT office. 

WHO ARE RANDOX

Randox Laboratories is one of the UK’s largest and most experienced suppliers of coronavirus testing. They’re the only laboratory to provide a full end-to-end service, including manufacture, distribution, collection, testing and reporting. There are other test centres available in the UK, including at Boots the Chemist and other private GP’s.