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Tuberculosis (TB) Test for Visa Applicants


Do you need to apply for a Tuberculosis (TB) Test for Visa Applicants?
Speak to our experts to find out about our fast, friendly and affordable service

You'll need to have a tuberculosis (TB) test if you're coming to the UK for more than 6 months and are resident in any of the countries listed below.


Do I Need to Be Tested?

You won't need a TB test if any of the following apply:

  • You are a diplomat accredited to the UK

  • You are a returning UK resident and have not been away for more than 2 years

  • You have lived for at least 6 months in a country where TB screening is not required and you've been away from that country for no more than 6 months


Children and Pregnant Women

All children must visit the clinic who will decide if they need a chest x-ray. Children under 11 whill not normally have a simply chest x-ray.

If you are a pregnant woman, you can choose any of the following:

  • An x-ray with an extra shield to protect you and your unborn child in the 2nd and 3rd trimesters of pregnancy

  • A sputum test - There may be an extra fee for this and you may have to wait for 8 weeks for the results

  • To wait until delivery has taken place


Which Countries Require a TB Test to Enter the UK?

 

A

Afghanistan

Algeria

Angola

Armenia

Azerbaijan

 

B

Bangladesh

Belarus

Benin (get tested in Nigeria)

Bolivia

Botswana

Brunei

Burma

Burkina Faso (get tested in Ghana)

Burundi (get tested in Rwanda)

 

C

Cambodia

Cape Verde (get tested in Gambia or Senegal)

Central African Republic (get tested in Cameroon)

Chad (get tested in Cameroon)

Cameroon

China

Congo (get tested in Democratic Republic of Congo)

Côte d’Ivoire (get tested in Ghana)

 

D

Democratic Republic of Congo

Djibouti (get tested in Ethiopia)

Dominican Republic

 

E

East Timor (get tested in Indonesia)

Ecuador

Equatorial Guinea (get tested in Ghana)

Eritrea (get tested in Kenya)

Ethiopia

 

G

Gabon (get tested in Cameroon)

Gambia

Georgia

Ghana

Guatemala

Guinea (get tested in Sierra Leone)

Guinea Bissau (get tested in Gambia or Senegal)

Guyana

 

H

Haiti

Hong Kong

 

I

India

Indonesia

Iraq

 

K

Kazakhstan

Kenya

Kiribati (get tested in Fiji)

Kyrgyzstan (get tested in Kazakhstan)

 

L

Laos (get tested in Thailand)

Lesotho (get tested in South Africa)

Liberia (get tested in Ghana)

 

M

Macau (get tested in Hong Kong)

Madagascar

Malawi

Malaysia

Mali (get tested in Gambia or Senegal)

Marshall Islands (get tested in Fiji)

Mauritania (get tested in Morocco)

Micronesia (get tested in Fiji)

Moldova

Mongolia

Morocco

Mozambique

 

N

Namibia

Nepal

Niger (get tested in Ghana)

Nigeria

North Korea

 

P

Pakistan

Palau (get tested in Philippines)

Papua New Guinea

Panama

Paraguay

Peru

Philippines

 

R

Russia

Rwanda

 

S

São Tomé and Principe (get tested in Angola)

Senegal

Sierra Leone

Solomon Islands (get tested in Papua New Guinea)

Somalia (get tested in Kenya)

South Africa

South Korea

South Sudan (get tested in Kenya)

Sri Lanka

Sudan

Swaziland (get tested in South Africa)

 

T

Tajikistan

Tanzania

Togo (get tested in Ghana)

Thailand

Turkmenistan

Tuvalu (get tested in Fiji)

 

U

Uganda

Ukraine

Uzbekistan

 

V

Vanuatu (get tested in Fiji)

Vietnam

 

Z

Zambia

Zimbabwe

 


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