COVID-19 PCR Fit to fly test

COVID-19 FIT TO FLY PCR TEST FOR TRAVEL

Travelling abroad? You may need to provide proof of a NEGATIVE RT-PCR Test or Antigen Lateral Flow COVID-19 test before you board your flight. Preston Travel & Vaccination Clinic has partnered with a leading UK government approved laboratory and we now offer COVID-19 RT-PCR Fit to Fly tests and certificates and Rapid Antigen Fit to Fly tests and certificates.

Returning to the UK? You must arrange your MANDATORY Day 2 Lateral Flow Test prior to your return. At Preston Travel & Vaccination Clinic we will issue you with a Day 2 booking reference number to use on your passenger locator form (PLF) wherever you are in the world. If you are unvaccinated, you will be subject to additional PCR COVID-19 testing on day 2 and day 8 of your return. You will also need to provide proof of a negative Antigen COVID-19 test 72 hours prior to your return to the UK

Our COVID-19 RT-PCR/Antigen Tests for Travel start from just £30

Pre-Departure COVID-19 Test for Travel -
Fit To Fly RT-PCR Test & Certificate

24 HOUR RESULTS GUARANTEED

Before boarding a flight for international travel, you may need to show proof of a negative COVID-19 PCR test. Destinations such as Dubai, India, Pakistan and Maldives require a PCR Test within 48-72 hours of departure. You must check the rules for the country you are travelling to as to when this test must be conducted. More information is available on gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice.

At Preston Travel & Vaccination Clinic we have partnered with a leading government approved UK laboratory to bring you fast, accurate and reliable results. 

The test will be supervised by one of our registered health professionals and once your sample has been collected, it will be sent off to the laboratory for analysis. You will then be issued with a fit to fly certificate signed by an NHS trained UK General Medical Council (GMC) doctor.

You will receive your COVID-19 Fit to Fly Travel test certificate WITHIN 24 HOURS.

If you have tested negative, your fit to fly travel certificate will provide sufficient proof in order to board your flight. Our fit to fly travel certificates are accepted by ALL airlines and destinations.

Price - From £70

PACKAGE DEAL - Fit to Fly RT-PCR + Day 2 Lateral Flow Test - £95

Select destinations now accept a negative Fit to Fly COVID-19 Rapid Antigen test certificate for travel. Although not as accurate as the gold standard PCR test, many destinations such as USA, Turkey and much of Europe have begun to accept negative Antigen tests as proof you are fit to fly.

Antigen Tests are lateral flow tests which provide a result within 20 minutes. The tests can be carried out in-clinic or by yourself using one of our home test kits and you simply upload a picture of your test along with a photo ID/passport. You will then be issued with a signed Fit To Fly Certificate by one of our UK trained registered healthcare professionals within TWO hours which can be used to travel to select destinations such as USA, Jamaica, Italy, France, Turkey, Germany, Romania and Portugal. 

We always recommend checking with your airline and destination what the requirements are. This test is also suitable for use 72 hours prior to return to the UK if you are unvaccinated.

Antigen Test (Home) - £30

In-Clinic Antigen Test - £40

PACKAGE DEAL - Fit to Fly Antigen Test + Day 2 Lateral Flow Test - £65

Fit To Fly Rapid Antigen Lateral Flow Test & Certificate 

MANDATORY Day 2 Lateral Flow Tests

Following the most recent government announcement (9th January 2022), If you are fully vaccinated and travelling to the UK, then you must do an Antigen Lateral Flow Test on or before Day 2 of arriving into the UK. These must be pre-booked prior to your journey to the UK as you will need a Day 2 Lateral Flow test package booking reference number to use on your passenger locator form which must be completed prior to arrival to the UK. If this is booked through us, we will issue you with a booking reference number which is used to complete your passenger locator form.

Antigen test kits can be collected from the clinic anytime and can be used from home. Alternatively, the test can be done on-site and we will complete the registration and verification process for you.

 

Prices

DAY 2 LATERAL FLOW TEST - From £30

PACKAGE DEAL - Fit to Fly RT-PCR + Day 2 Lateral Flow Test  - £95

PACKAGE DEAL - Fit to Fly Antigen Test + Day 2 Lateral Flow Test - £65 

If you are unvaccinated, when returning to the UK, you will be required to carry out additional COVID-19 PCR tests.

If you are unvaccinated, you must carry out a COVID-19 PCR test on day 2 and day 8 of your return whilst in quarantine. You may be able to end your quarantine early on day 5 through the Test To Release Scheme.

If you require Day 2, Day 5 or Day 8 testing, Preston Travel & Vaccination Clinic will provide you with home testing kits for self-testing and a pre-paid envelope to return your sample to the laboratory.

We will also provide you with a booking reference number which must be used to complete your passenger locator form. Your passenger locator form can be completed anytime in the 48 hours before your return to the UK.

Prices:

Day 2 & Day 8 PCR Test - £100

Unvaccinated Travel Pack (includes Pre-Departure PCR and Day 2 & 8 PCR Tests) - £170

Test to Release Day 5 PCR Test - Please contact Clinic

UNVACCINATED TRAVEL PACK - Day 2 and Day 8 PCR Testing

Which COVID Tests Do I Need to Travel?

Pre-Departure - Check the rules for the country you are travelling to on the gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice website. Most destinations require a PCR or Antigen test 24-72 hours before departure. You may also need to check with your airline which test you require and when, to ensure you are allowed to board your flight. Some destinations will allow you to travel without a test if you have proof that you are fully vaccinated with an NHS COVID vaccination pass.

Before Returning to the UK - All travellers aged 5 and over must book and pay for a COVID-19 Lateral Flow test. If this is booked through us, we will issue you with a day 2 booking reference number which you will need to complete your passenger locator form.

After Returning to the UK - Take your day 2 lateral flow test on or before day 2. 

Pre-Departure - Check the rules for the country you are travelling to on the gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice website. Most destinations require a PCR or Antigen test 24-72 hours before departure. You may also need to check with your airline which test you require and when, to ensure you are allowed to board your flight.

Before Returning to the UK - All passengers aged 18 or over must provide proof of a negative COVID-19 test within 72 hours of your return. This can be a PCR or Antigen lateral flow test. We recommend purchasing our Antigen test before you travel as prices may vary depending on where you are going. All unvaccinated travellers aged 18 and over must also book and pay for a PCR COVID-19 Day 2 & 8 test.  If this is booked through us, we will issue you with a booking reference number which you will need to complete your passenger locator form. If you are between the ages of 5 - 17 years old and not fully vaccinated, you only need a day 2 antigen lateral flow COVID-19 test.

After Returning to the UK - Take your day 2 and day 8 PCR test. If you have booked this through us you can return your sample to us and we will send this to the lab for analysis. You must quarantine for 10 days. You may be able to end your quarantine after day 5 through the Test To Release Scheme.

Pre-Departure - Follow guidance for Green List Countries.

Before Returning to the UK - All passengers aged 11 or over must provide proof of a negative COVID-19 test within 72 hours of your return. This can be a PCR or Antigen (lateral flow). We recommend purchasing our Antigen test before you travel as prices may vary depending on where you are going. ALL travellers must book and pay for a Quarantine hotel package including 2 COVID-19 Tests. These rules are the same even if you are fully vaccinated.

After Returning to the UK - Quarantine at your pre-booked hotel and carry out testing on day 2 and 8.

 

FOR A FULL LIST OF RED AND NON-RED COUNTRIES AND FURTHER INFORMATION FOR ALL DESTINATIONS, VISIT THE GOV.UK WEBSITE

Vaccinated Travellers

Unvaccinated Travellers

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