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Updated August 2023
Medical tests, or the UK Tuberculosis (TB) test, has a vital role to play within the United Kingdom, serving to evaluate the health and welfare and the fitness of individuals for travelling. Before applying for a UK visa, travellers from certain specified countries who are willing to spend 6 months or more in the UK must first undergo a medical test in order to obtain a UK visa.
Continue reading as Wego delves into everything you need to know about undergoing a medical test before applying for a UK visa.
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UK visa medical test
The UK visa medical test is the TB test conducted to check if the travellers are fit to travel to the UK. Travellers need to have a TB test if they are coming to the UK for more than 6 months, and either:
- they live in one of the countries required to conduct a TB test for travelling to the UK, or
- they have lived in any of these countries in the past 6 months.
Who are required to take the UK visa medical test?
Travellers from the following countries are required to take a UK visa medical test or the UK TB test:
Countries with approved testing clinics
Travellers from the following countries can get tested at the approved UK medical testing clinics in their home countries:
- Côte d’Ivoire
- Democratic Republic of the Congo
- Dominican Republic
- Hong Kong
- North Korea
- Papua New Guinea
- Sierra Leone
- Solomon Islands
- South Africa
- South Korea
- Sri Lanka