Right when more pre-departure COVID-19 testing solutions were needed to keep COVID-19 at bay, VFS Global has, in partnership with accredited private medical clinics, launched an appointment booking service for diagnostic PCR and antibody testing for COVID-19.
This move brings about a reliable and convenient testing solution for destination countries, travelers, and airlines. The service has been launched in the following European countries:
- United Kingdom
VFS Global is one of the world’s largest technology services and outsourcing companies who are specialists in what they do. The company serves governments and diplomatic missions all over the world.
Jiten Vyas is the Regional Group COO for China, Australasia, Europe, CIS, and Africa. He believes that the new service from VFS can be a catalyst for international travel’s process of recovery from the pandemic crisis. With the new service, assurance will be given to airlines, destination countries, and travelers who are working hard to avoid the spread and resurgence of the COVID-19 pandemic. This service being an effective risk-mitigator in this context, could be even suggested to be made mandatory for all travelers.
The scope of the testing is not just limited to travelers who say, go on a visitor visa, though. Anyone who wants to get tested, no matter if the person has symptoms or is asymptomatic, can book an appointment with VFS Global.
The method of making appointments is easy. If you are a resident of any of the above-listed European countries, just use the call-a-callback option on VFS Global’s webform or straightaway fix an appointment online.
If you do any of those, you get an email with the appointment details of one of the laboratories VFS Global partners within your country. Payments have to made to the labs directly via an online link that comes to you on the email or the appointment confirmation message.
Once you get tested, the lab sends the results to you and VFS Global within 24 to 36 hours. Nevertheless, the service, even with a negative result you may get, doesn’t guarantee you a positive decision on the visa issuance. Quite understandably, VFS Global has no hand in such decisions being made.
Also, VFS Global does not own any facility that conducts tests on you. Those labs are independent third-party service providers whose execution of the test is entirely their responsibility. This applies to any payments, cancellations, or refunds involved in the course of your getting tested with those facilities.
But VFS Global has made a commendable effort to get you covered better and alleviate the scare of the COVID-19 pandemic that has gripped migration overseas globally.
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