On 23rd November Spain are requiring that all visitors have a negative PCR test result within 72 hours of arriving in the country. Due to an upcoming trip I have tried to find the options for getting this test done – in a suitable time frame and with reliability of the results to be returned in time. Certificates will be accepted in digital or paper format, but it seems this is one more hoop to jump through for travelling now :/

So Where Can I Get This Test Done?

Below is a summary of my findings so far. I am based in High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire so there is a focus for locations nearest to me. All of the tests issue a certificate for travel, which will include name, date of birth, passport number, test type and result.


Every day I take the metropolitan line from Chalfont and Latimer to Moorgate starting from about 7 to 8 am. Here is a quick diary of delays I have experienced.

Remember if your journey is delayed for more than 15 minutes you are entitled to a full journey refund -login to TFL and follow the Service Delay Refund link.

Note – only delays on the journeys which have affected me are listed:

Friday 27th October

Train: 07.41

Delay: 20 minutes

Refunded: yes

Signal failure around Wembley area. Train terminated at Harrow. Next running train terminated at Wembley. Took Jubilee line to Finchley road, changed back to Metropolitan line