COVID-19 FIT TO FLY TESTS 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.
Unvaccinated traveller returning to the UK? You must arrange your MANDATORY Day 2 PCR 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 also need to provide proof of a negative Antigen COVID-19 test 2 days prior to your return to the UK
Our COVID-19 RT-PCR/Antigen Tests for Travel start from just £20
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. Our PCR tests are valid for travel to ALL destinations such as Barbados, Australia, Dubai, Abu Dhabi and Pakistan. 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. Our COVID-19 fit to fly PCR test results are GUARANTEED WITHIN 24 HOURS.
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 - £60 (Discounts available for families and larger groups)
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. Our Rapid Antigen Lateral Flow Fit to Fly tests are accepted by ALL airlines and destinations providing this test is suitable for the destination you are travelling to.
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 and Germany.
Our in-clinic supervised antigen tests are suitable for travel to destinations such as Portufal and New Zealand.
We always recommend checking with your airline and destination what the requirements are.
Antigen Test (Home) - £20
In-Clinic Supervised Antigen Test - £30
Fit To Fly Rapid Antigen Lateral Flow Test & Certificate
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 - As of 4am on February 11th, you will no longer require a test to travel to the UK or a Day 2 test on arrival to the UK.
This rule also applies to anyone under the age of 18 regardless of their vaccination status.
All travellers to the UK will still be required to complete a passenger locator form 48 hours prior to travel to the UK.
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 2 days 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 COVID-19 Day 2 PCR 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.
After Returning to the UK - Take your day 2 PCR test within 2 days of arrival into the UK. If you have booked this through us you can return your sample to us and we will send this to the lab for analysis.