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How to get a COVID-19 PCR or Antigen test at Your Accommodation in Barcelona

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On this page, you’ll learn about a fast and efficient COVID testing service which is brought to you in your hotel, accommodation or any location you specify in Barcelona. The service delivers a special COVID sample kit and after you have given your sample they return the sample to the labs to undertake the analysis. They then issue you with your FIT-TO-FLY travel certificate that is recognized by all EU member states. You can choose either a PCR test or your Antigen test. The specially trained delivery person guides you on how to give your sample, waits until you’ve performed the sample correctly and then takes the test sample back to the laboratory for analysis. The laboratory then issues you an official FIT-TO-FLY travel certificate within 24 hours which is sent to your email. This certificate is recognized by all EU countries. Unlike other testing services this service operates 7 days a week including Sundays and bank holidays and you can book last minute.

We cover the COVID PCR tests on this page however if you're interested in the home testing service for Antigen testing then follow the link below.

Delivered at home Covid PCR test kit
Delivered at home Covid PCR or Antigen testing servce

We also explain in detail how this at-home testing in Barcelona works, the price of the PCR test, the test specificity, the operating hours and the advantages of at-home testing.

We have included a link for you to book your PCR saliva test online on the website of the laboratory as you’ll first need to make your booking and pay for your test online before they come to your place with your PCR test saliva kit.

In addition by booking your test online through the booking link provided on this page, we have secured you a special discount off the price of your test.

Special discount reduction off the price of the test: €5.00

Before ordering your PCR test, make sure to first confirm which type of test your destination country requires and if PCR saliva tests are accepted.


Why choose at-home testing instead of going to a laboratory?

Advantages of getting a self-PCR test at your accommodation:

1. You do not need to go to any laboratory, it’s the laboratory who comes to you. Therefore you do not waste time in transport to go to the laboratory and back.

2. You do not have to wait in long queues at the laboratory to get tested. The driver will come to your place during the 2-hour time range you’ve selected upon booking your test, during which you can carry one with your normal activities at home or at your tourist accommodation. This is particularly useful if you're on holiday and want to make the most of your holiday time.

Fill out personal details for Covid PCR test
Fill out personal details for Covid PCR test

3. How long does it take? It only takes 15 minutes in total for you to perform the PCR test and go through your personal details with the driver that will deliver your self test kit and take it back to the laboratory.

4. You avoid any language barrier issues: you book online in your own language, you get all the email confirmations in your language and the driver who comes to your place is an English-speaking driver but he can also speak Spanish.

5.You can book the same day that you need the test, up to 1 minute before your desired time range for your appointment. I.e. You can book the 09:00-11:00 timeslot up to 08:59 the same day, you can book the 11:00-13:00 timeslot up to 10:59 the same day and so on.


How does the at-home PCR test work?

1. You order your PCR test online at the website of the laboratory, choosing your test date and a 2-hour time range for the laboratory to come to your place.

2. An English-speaking driver from the laboratory shows up at your place with your PCR self test kit, on the date of your choice and during the 2-hour time range you’ve selected upon booking. This driver is a special driver and not a general delivery person. They are trained on how to give test sampling instructions and they also understand the importance of arriving on time for your test. The driver explains how to conduct your saliva test by spitting into a small funnel that is connected to a sample bottle. You will need to spit several times until the amount of saliva reaches the mark indicated on the sample bottle. The driver will wait at the door until you have conducted your self test. Before leaving, the driver will request you to double check all your personal data that will go on your FIT-TO-FLY PCR test certificate to make sure all the information you’ve provided upon booking is accurate, with no spelling mistakes. Providing a saliva sample like this is much more comfortable than the nasal swab testing you get from traditional testing centres.

English-speaking driver with Covid PCR test kit
English-speaking driver with Covid PCR test kit

3. The driver returns your PCR saliva test home collection kit to the laboratory.

4. The laboratory analyses your sample and issues your PCR test certificate, that is also signed by a doctor.

5. You receive your FIT-TO-FLY PCR test certificate to your email address within 24 hours maximum after you had the test at home.


We cover the PCR tests on this page however if you're interested in the home testing service for Covid 19 Antigen testing then follow the link below:


PCR saliva test price

By ordering your test online through the booking link provided on this page, we have secured you a discount off the normal price of your PCR test.

PCR test price without our special discount: €145.00
Special discount: €5.00
PCR test price with our special discount applied: €140.00

The price includes the transport of the home testing kit to your place and then from your place to the laboratory, the analysis of your test by the laboratory and the delivery of your FIT-TO-FLY PCR test certificate sent to your email address within 24 hours after you got your test.

There are no additional costs to pay to the driver that will deliver your test at your location in Barcelona and take it back to the lab.

Note that if you’re located outside the city of Barcelona, you will need to pay an additional surcharge in cash. The driver will inform you the amount of surcharge to pay. The surcharge could be between the following range:

Surcharge range: €20.00 - €30.00

Before booking your PCR test home collection kit for a location outside the city of Barcelona, we recommend to contact the laboratory first to enquire about the exact surcharge price. When contacting them, make sure to mention our special discount code so that your discount is applied.

Our special discount code: BTG5

Telephone number: +34 93 420 7317
Telephone number operating days and hours:
Monday - Sunday: 08:00 - 20:00


How to get your special discount

By booking your DIY (do it yourself) PCR saliva test online through the booking link provided on this page, we have secured you a special discount that will be automatically applied on the price of the PCR test.

Special discount reduction off the price of the test: €5.00

On the first step of the booking process, you will see a green box that says: We have applied the discount.

In addition, on the third and last step of the booking process, you will also see that the discount has been applied.

If however for some reason, you do not use the booking link provided on this page to make your booking, the special discount won’t be automatically applied. If you do not use the booking link provided on this page, on the third and last step of the booking process you will see a Discount code field where you will be able type our discount code to get your discount off the normal price.

Our special discount code: BTG5


We cover the PCR tests on this page however if you're interested in the home testing service for Covid 19 Antigen testing then follow the link below:


PCR saliva test specificities

The specifications of the PCR saliva test meet the requirements of all European countries, including the UK. However as travel requirements change frequently, we strongly recommend you to check on the official COVID website of your country of destination if NAAT-RT PCR saliva tests are accepted.

The NAAT-RT PCR saliva test sensitivity and specificity are indicated below:

Test sensitivity: 92%
Test specificity: 100%

PCR saliva tests have the same accuracy as PCR nasal tests.

The PCR test certificate you'll get is valid to fly, also referred to as FIT-TO-FLY as long as PCR tests are accepted to enter your country of destination


Operating hours of at-home PCR tests

Operating days and hours of the at-home PCR testing service:
Monday - Sunday: 09:00 - 19:00

The service also operates on public holidays during the same hours.

Upon booking your PCR saliva test online, you will have to select a 2 hour time range for your test, which corresponds to the time range during which the driver will come to your place to deliver your self-testing kit and take it back to the laboratory after you’ve conducted your test.


Test results delivery time

You will get your PCR test results sent to you email within 24 hours from the time when you conducted your self-test.


We cover the PCR tests on this page however if you're interested in the home testing service for Covid 19 Antigen testing then follow the link below:


How to buy your COVID home testing kit with our special discount:

We spoke with the lab that provide this home delivery service COVID test kit and asked them to give a discount to our readers. Therefore when you click on the link below your discount is automatically applied to your booking. You cannot get this discount anywhere else.

1. Click on the booking button provided below to be redirected to the booking page and to get your discount off the normal price of your test

2. Complete the 3 booking steps:

Step 1: Enter your booking information
You will need to enter your first name, last name, email address, phone number, number of persons who will get tested, the date you want to get tested, the time range you want to get tested, and you will need to select if you want your test results in 24 hours, 48 hours or more. You will also need to enter the address of the place where you want to get tested.

Step 2: Enter your personal details that will go on your COVID test certificate
You will need to type your first name, last name, select your gender, enter your passport or ID number, your date of birth, email address and phone number.

Make sure to double check you’ve writing your personal details without any error as these details will show on your COVID test certificate. Also, make sure to type the identity document number of identity document you’ll travel with. If you’ll travel with your passport number, enter your passport number. If you’ll travel with your identity card, enter your identity card number.

Step 3: Proceed to payment
At this stage, you will see the total price of your booking with your discount already applied.

You’ll need to select your payment method amongst the 12 different payment methods accepted (Master Card, Visa, Paypal, etc.) and proceed to payment.


What happens after you’ve made your booking online:

1. After making your booking on the website of the laboratory, you will receive an instant booking confirmation to your email address with your booking reference number, your test date and the time range you’ve chosen for your PCR test.

2. No more than 5-10 minutes later, once your payment has been processed, you will receive your payment confirmation with your invoice.

3. If you’ve requested your test to be delivered at an unusual location, such as a boat or a yacht, you will also receive an SMS notification requesting to confirm your exact GPS location. Make sure to confirm your exact GPS location to that the laboratory can find you easily.

If you’ve requested your test to be delivered at a hotel, apartment or house, the address you’ve provided will be recognized by the system of the laboratory and you won’t receive any SMS notification requesting to confirm your exact GPS location.

4. An English speaking driver will come to your place with your PCR saliva test self-kit during the 2-hour time range on the date you’ve selected upon booking

5. The driver returns your rapid PCR test to the laboratory.


Driver with Covid PCR test kit
Driver with Covid test kit

6. The laboratory analyses your sample and issues your PCR test certificates, that is also signed by a doctor.

7. You receive your FIT-TO-FLY PCR test certificate to your email address within 24 hours maximum after you had the test at home. You can use this certificate if you need to travel e.g fly home on a airplane or other transport and the certificate meets all current EU country specifications.

This service is an excellent service for all travellers who want a fast, efficient and reliable testing service that can enable you to continue to enjoy your holiday without all the hassel of booking a test in a laboratory in the city centre and possibly face hours in a queue. with this service you can get stress-free, highly professional COVID testing delivered to you and analysed by a professional laboratory. Click the button below to order your at-home COVID test.


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