The world is reopening to travel and we cannot wait to, once again, explore foreign shores.

Across the globe, airlines, airports, accommodation and transfer suppliers, and tourist boards have been working tirelessly, alongside the World Health Organisation (WHO) and Public Health Agencies, to introduce protocols to safeguard the wellbeing of those who reside in and visit their destinations. You can read the measures introduced in our featured destinations in our dedicated Coronavirus hub.

A number of countries have taken the decision to open their borders to travellers with a negative Covid test. These include Cyprus, Greece, Italy, Spain and the Azores

Tests fall into two distinct categories: one is to find out if a person currently has COVID-19 and the other determines if they have had it and have built up antibodies. Most destinations require the former. These are called PCR tests.

There are many varities of PCR tests and it is essential that you undertake the correct test for your destination (and within the designated time frame). Cyprus, Greece, Italy, Spain and The Azores all require a PCR swab test. 

Below we have detailed a selection of services that we have tried and tested for ourselves. These can be pre-booked by Sunvil. We are here to help in any way we can.

Diamond Air International

Diamond Air International provide PCR swab tests at London's Heathrow Airport. Open 7 days a week and providing a 24-hour support line, they guarantee a test result within 24 hours with an average response time of 6-12 hours.

Once your test is booked, you will be required to download the “Prova” app. Test results are delivered securely to this app. 

You do not need to stay at London Heathrow whilst awaiting your test result. If you live close-by you can return home or alternatively you could choose to stay overnight in a hotel prior to your flight.

 

Diamond Air International

Assured screening postal swab test

Assured Testing are providing an individual COVID-19 swab kit including RT-qPCR analysis in a leading pharmaceutical and healthcare laboratory. Tests are distributed the same day, when ordered before 3pm.

On receipt of the test, travellers are required to registering their kit online. The test is then undertaken - without the need for a medical professional - and the specimen returned to the laboratory using the provided pre-paid service through the Post Office. Full instructions are given.

Tests are turned around typically within 24 hours of receipt and are returned via a PDF Laboratory Certificate of Analysis.

Alternatively, on site tests can be undertaken at Assured Testing's laboratory in Barnard Castle - pre-booking essential.

*This is a 4 day service:

  • Day 1: Order test before 3pm
  • Day 2: Receive test, take test and return to the laboratory using the pre-paid service
  • Day 3: Test received by the laboratory and analysed
  • Day 4: Results provided within 24 hours of receipt by the laboratory

Sofitel Test and Rest package

The Sofitel is located at London Heathrow Terminal 5. In recent weeks the hotel have introduced a Test and Rest package which includes a a fully certified Covid-19 PCR saliva based self administered self test kit for each adult booked. Please note that this test is not sufficient for entrance into Cyprus, Greece, Italy, Spain or the Azores.

The service guarantees that you will receive the test result prior to check-out, as long as the test is submitted to reception by 8pm. The results are sent to a dedicated app.

The Sunvil Family

By The Sunvil Family

16th November 2020



The Sunvil Family
The Sunvil Family
The Sunvil Family

Sunvil's holidays are designed by passionate travellers just like you. Our reservations experts and product teams, many of whom have been with us for many years, are passionate about our destinations and, through their personal, first-hand knowledge can answer any questions that you may have. They are well qualified to advise and recommend, based on your own holiday criteria. We can point you to those special, little-known places, some not found even in guidebooks.

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We promise that a member of our specialist reservation teams will reply personally to your holiday enquiry before 5.30pm if received before 12.00pm (Monday to Friday). Enquiries received after 12.00pm will be replied to within 24-hours (excluding Sundays).

If your enquiry is of an urgent nature, please telephone our dedicated reservation teams on the numbers listed below.

Our lines are open from 9.00am to 5.30pm Monday-Friday and from 9.30am to 4.30pm Saturday.

  • Greece: 020 8758 4758
  • Cyprus: 020 8758 4759
  • Portugal, the Azores, Spain, Italy, Sicily and Scandinavia: 020 8758 4722
  • Latin America: 020 8758 4774
  • Marketing: 020 8758 4731

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