In terms of travel to Europe in the near future, the PCR tests are pretty much a “must” for each trip. We want to guide you on how to organise your PCR test in Ireland – hassle free!
Before starting, please note some important information while travelling to Ireland during the Covid-19 Pandemic.
PCR tests are now available in several centres nationwide. Below, we have selected the most popular centres based on location, availability and price. All the centres use certified labs.
Before visiting any testing centre, please remember if you are feeling unwell and you are experiencing symptoms of Covid-19 you must start self-isolating and contact a local GP by phone.
Express PCR test €89 with results the next day. Please note that if you are travelling, there is an option where you can insert all the details (such as Passport number or Date of Birth) to be displayed on the certificate.
They often have good availability in all of their centres and but it is always recommended book in advance. However, it is possible to get an appointment on the same date depending on availability.
All appointments can be booked online – easy and fast! They also have a FAQ section on their website – very helpful on those days when we are full of questions!
Since Christmas last year, Boots Pharmacies are taking appointments for PCR tests. You can just make an appointment on their website and choose the location of the pharmacy (2 pharmacies in Cork and 2 in Dublin). Their customer service is very good as well, so you might receive a call after the booking to confirm all the details and remind you the safety measures.
The price of the PCR test is €139 per test.
A very good reason to book your appointment with them is that the Pharmacies are located in the City Centre, so this can save you all the hassle to figure out a new transport route.
Phelans Pharmacies also offer a PCR test service, the test costs €139 with results be in 24 to 36 hours after the test. They also have a same day results in Carrigaline, Cork. They also offer an Antigen test from €59.
You can take the test at most Phelans pharmacies, please check their website for more details on locations and tests.
This medical centre, located in Douglas Village in Cork, offers a PCR test solution for €175. Results are usually provided within a day. However, the test period is only between 8.00am and 8.45am Monday to Friday.
Travel experience is now different but if you plan in advance, your PCR is really helpful and more affordable – as you will avoid booking the only available centre and instead you could make a decision based on your budget too.
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