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Virgin Atlantic Safe To Travel COVID-19 PCR Testing

Get tested, so you can get going.


If you feel like you are having a medical emergency, please call 999. Signs of a serious medical condition may include severe shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, coughing up blood, chest pain, irregular heartbeat, or persistent vomiting.

Virgin Atlantic Overview

With travel restrictions currently in place for many countries, customers may need to provide evidence of a negative COVID-19 test result either before check-in, or on arrival. This could be 48, 72 or 96 hours prior to travelling depending on your destination.

You can find the latest requirements at your Virgin Atlantic destination here.

binx is here to help provide you with a quick and easy COVID-19 PCR testing service. Our test uses a self-collected throat/nasal swab, which is delivered directly to your home and once returned via Royal Mail Tracked 24 hour service it is analysed using a PCR test, carried out at our partner laboratory. Once the laboratory has completed your test you will receive a notification that your Safe to Travel test certificate is ready to download and you can get ready to travel! Our service is fully inclusive making it very easy to order, collect and send back your sample

Our test

The binx COVID-19 PCR test checks for signs of active infection.

NOTE: You will need a separate account for each person being tested.

Contact Us

If you need assistance, please contact binx health ltd. 0800 8407489 or

UK Customer service is available Mon-Fri 8am-6pm



Contact Us

If you need assistance, please contact binx health ltd. 0800 8407489 or

Although you are providing the sample, binx is here for you to support your travels

To ensure that you receive your test result in time for your travel:

Kits are shipped out within 2 days using Royal Mail 24 hour tracked service (when ordered before 10 AM Monday-Friday)*. However due to high volumes this cannot be guaranteed. Collection kits are stable and can be ordered well in advance of needing to take your sample

Allow 24 hours from posting back your sample via Royal Mail 24 tracked for delivery at the laboratory

Allow 24-48 hours for the laboratory to process your test and provide you with your result

*Please note that samples should reach the lab within 24 hours by Royal Mail Tracked 24 but this is not guaranteed

Test results are typically delivered within 48 hours or less from our partner laboratory’s receipt of your sample – though it can sometimes take longer.

Please confirm with your travel provider the time, prior to travel, that you need your results by. Please do this before you purchase a kit online.

Whilst every effort will be made to process your sample as rapidly as possible, we are unable to guarantee a specific time for delivery of your results

Guide to when to order and take your sample

Make sure to purchase your PCR collection kit well in advance of needing to take your sample.

If you need to order your kit close to the day of sample collection the order must be placed before 10 AM for next day delivery (although due to Royal Mail volume this is not guaranteed)

Take sample Send back Royal Mail 24 hour tracked before midday Shipping Sample arrives at the lab Sample processing Results available (24-48 hours from sample taken)
Tues Tues +24 hrs Weds +24-48 hours Thurs Fri
Weds Weds +24 hrs Thurs Fri Sat
Thurs Thurs +24 hrs Fri Sat Mon
Fri Fri* +24 hrs Sat* Mon* Tues*
Sat Sat +24 hrs Mon Tues Wed
Mon Mon +24 hrs Tues Weds Thur
Tues Tues +24 hrs Weds Thurs Fri

*Samples that are received on a Saturday may not be processed until Monday, therefore it is not recommended to send your sample back on a Friday

How it works

Request Your COVID-19 Test Kit
  • Place your order using our secure application, ensuring that you order well in advance so that you receive your test result back before you need to travel.
  • Your kit will be shipped out within 2 days by Royal Mail for next day delivery if you place your order before 10 AM Mon-Fri. If you place your order on a Saturday or Sunday it will be shipped out on Monday for next day delivery.
Receive, Collect, and Send Out your Test
  • You will receive your sample collection kit through your door with easy-to-follow instructions on how to collect your sample.
  • Using the provided, pre-paid label, post your collected sample back into a Royal Mail priority post box before midday on the day you take your sample.
  • To find your closest Royal Mail priority box please visit or use the Royal Mail app
  • Please do not use any other Royal Mail post box, or your sample may be delayed getting to the laboratory.
Get Results
  • Your sample will be processed by our accredited partner laboratory normally within 24-48 hours of receipt and you will be able to access the result, take the appropriate next steps, have  access to advice and download your test certificate. Note that turnaround times are not guaranteed.


Symptoms may appear 2 to 14 days after being exposed to the virus. The most common symptoms include:

  • Fever
  • New or worsening cough
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • Loss or change to your sense of smell or taste

Other less common symptoms may include:

  • Tiredness
  • Body or muscle aches
  • Headache
  • Nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea
  • Sore throat
  • Runny or stuffy nose

The symptoms of confirmed COVID-19 can range from mild to severe. Some people who are infected don’t have symptoms and don’t feel sick. Most people have mild symptoms.

The most common symptoms of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) are recent onset of a new continuous cough and/or high temperature. If you have these symptoms, however mild, stay at home and do not leave your house for 7 days from when your symptoms started (if you live alone), or 14 days (if you live with someone who has symptoms). You do not need to call NHS 111 to go into self-isolation. If your symptoms worsen during home isolation or are no better after 7 days, contact NHS 111 online. If you have no internet access, you should call NHS 111. For a medical emergency dial 999.

If you would like more resources you can visit the NHS 111 COVID-19 resources page.

There is currently no validated treatment for COVID-19. Not all patients with COVID-19 will require medical attention, and most people recover within 2 weeks without any specific treatment. For severe cases, hospitalisation and respiratory support may be required. Treatment for mild cases generally focuses on managing symptoms.


These tests do not take away from the NHS stockpile nor government effort and are intended to supplement the national need for testing.

COVID-19 antigen testing by PCR detects RNA of the virus in the nose and throat. A positive result may indicate whether a person has the virus and is infectious. The sample collection material needed for testing is a throat/nasal swab. These samples are then run at our partner laboratory using CE-marked tests for highly accurate results.

Note that: Negative results do not preclude SARS-CoV-2 infection.