What is a fit for flying test and certificate for?
A fit for flying covid travel certificate is a medical certificate that certifies that the sample you provide has tested negative for COVID-19, and therefore you are deemed medically fit to travel abroad and that there is therefore a low risk that you will spread coronavirus to the people in the country you are planning to travel to.
Currently, if you intend to travel to or from the UK, regardless of whether or not you are a UK national, you must provide certification of a negative COVID-19 test result taken up to 3 days before departure. Failure to comply (and without a valid exemption) is likely to result in your airline or carrier refusing to allow you to board and/or you may be fined on arrival.
Things to consider before booking your Covid test
Before booking your test, you need to know two things:
When you are flying, so that you can work out when you will need to book your test by.
What type of test to purchase in order to permitted to travel to your destination.
The COVID-19 RT PCR Fot To Fly Test has been established through the pandemic as the gold standard of COVID tests. As a result, most countries around the world require you to take a COVID-19 RT PCR Fit to Fly Test before being permitted to fly and as proof of a negative covid test certificate having been produced within the previous 72 hours in order to be granted entry upon arrival. It is therefore essential that you book a PCR test with a trusted provider, such as Fit for Flying.
If you need help working out when you should book your test, you can find additional guidance here.
How to get a Covid test
Fit for Flying provide test kits that are available to purchase, with results provided within your desired time frame. We can deliver your test result within 8, 12 or 24 hours of receiving your sample dependent upon the test package purchased. However, if you have additional needs or a shorter time frame, you should get in touch with us as we may still be able to help.
It is important to note that the timing of the sample will be displayed on your certificate and so it is of paramount importance that you schedule your test within the 72-hour window prior to departure, and that you are aware of postage timing.
How is the test conducted?
In short, the COVID-19 test involves taking a swab of the inside of the nose and the back of the throat, using a long cotton bud. The process of taking this sample is quick, easy and painless.
You then pack and send your test kit back to us. Each test kit purchased from Fit for Flying included free 24-hour Royal Mail tracked postage is included both when it is sent to you and for you to send your sample back to the laboratory for analysis.
It is your responsibility to ensure that the sample is returned via Royal Mail Priority Postbox before the last collection time.
Your sample is then analysed to see whether there is presence of the COVID-19 virus. A positive or negative test result is then issued to you within a short space after you have completed the test.
If you require guidance for taking your test is recommended that you follow Public Health England’s advice on how to complete your PCR test when it arrives. To watch a video demonstrating how to carry out your test click here.
There is also a copy of the instructions included in your test kit, but you can also view them if you click here.
How will I receive my result and certificate?
The POSITIVE/NEGATIVE result of the COVID-19 RT PCR Fit for Flying Test that you provided us and a valid certificate will be issued to you via the email address when purchasing the test that you provided within 8, 12 or 24 hours of receiving your sample dependent upon the test package purchased.
It is very important that you are careful when entering your email address when purchasing your test as incorrectly entry may result in a delay in your result.
Great! Where to I go to book my Covid test for results within 24 hours?
Booking your COVID-19 RT PCR Fit for Flying Test is quick and easy and can be done within a matter of minutes – just click here.
Simply select the speed of time you would like your result within and select the number of tests you would like to be sent. It is important to note that you will need one test per person travelling.
Add the item(s) to your cart and follow the instructions for payment.
When entering your email address please be careful to check the address you provided is accurate and for an account that you have immediate access to. This is the email address that Fit for Fling will use to issue you with your COVID-19 RT PCR test result within your chosen time frame.
Tax is included on all purchase prices.
The, sit back and relax. Your test will be with you shortly – it really is that simple!