You asked, and we answered! There has been a steady flow of guests asking where you can get a Covid-19 test in Galway before travel but fear not, we have made a handy guide to help you out.
At present, many people wishing to venture abroad, or return to their home country, are looking to get a Digital COVID Certificate with proof of a negative PCR test. The usual answer to this question in everyday life in Ireland is to get a PCR test for free with the HSE (The Irish Government Health Service Executive), but unfortunately this will not fly for international travel. For international travel, you will need to get a travel certificate from a private clinic.
It is important to first note that international travel requirements vary from country to country - some countries will require a PCR test and others will accept an Antigen test. Both are available very easily, but you need to be clear on which one you need.
Is there a walk-in Covid-19 test center in Galway?
Yes, at Galway Airport - But THIS DOES NOT GIVE YOU A CERTIFICATE FOR TRAVEL. You must go to a private Clinic to get the Covid-19 Travel Certificate.
*Please note that you will have to pre-book your test with the private clinics.
Where can I get a Covid Travel Certificate in Galway?
Currently, there are three clinics in Galway City which offer Covid-19 Travel Certificates. Pricing varies and is subject to change, so it’s best to check each one before booking.
- Randox Travel Centre Galway, Monivea Road, Ballybrit, for more information see: https://booking.randox.ie/
- Boots Pharmacy, 35 Shop Street, see their website for more information: https://www.boots.ie/covid-19-testing/covid-19-testing-service
- Tropical Medical Bureau (TMB) Galway, 2 Commerce House, New Dock Street, The Docks, find more information on their website: https://www.tmb.ie/clinics
If you’re looking to get tested elsewhere in Ireland, you will find an inclusive list of companies which are government approved to provide PCR Testing and issue an EU Digital COVID Certificate at :
Alternatively, if you are looking for a list of PCR Testing available at Dublin Airport, please consult their website :