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 SARS-CoV-2 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 PCR Fit to Fly tests and certificates and Rapid Antigen Fit to Fly tests and certificates.

Returning to the UK? You may be subject to additional PCR COVID-19 testing on day 2 or day 8 of your return. You may also need to provide proof of a negative Antigen COVID-19 test 72 hours prior to your return to the UK

Our COVID-19 PCR/Antigen Tests for Travel start from just £45

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

Before boarding a flight for international travel, you must show proof of a negative COVID-19 PCR test. The PCR test must be carried out within 72 hours of your scheduled departure time.

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 conducted 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 24-36 hours of your sample being collected - Guaranteed Next Day Result.

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.

Price - From £75*

*Our Express PCR testing service provides same day/next day guaranteed results which may incur an additional charge

When returning to the UK, you will be required to carry out additional COVID-19 PCR tests.

When returning from a GREEN LIST country, you must carry out a COVID-19 PCR test on day 2 of your return.

When returning from an AMBER LIST country, 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 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 unique 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 only - £65

Day 2 & Day 8 - £130

Green List Travel Pack (includes Pre-Departure and Day 2 PCR Tests) - From £140

Amber List Travel Pack (includes Pre-Departure and Day 2 & Day 8 PCR Tests) - From £200

Travel Test Package - 
Day 2 and Day 8 Testing

Fit To Fly Rapid Antigen Test & Certificate (Lateral Flow Test)

Select destinations now accept a negative Fit to Fly COVID-19 Rapid Antigen test certificate for travel. Upon return to the UK, it is now a requirement that you show proof of a negative COVID-19 test within 72 hours of your return. Although not as accurate as the gold standard PCR test, many destinations such as USA and much of Europe have begun to accept negative Antigen tests as proof you are fit to fly.

Our Rapid Antigen Test Fit to Fly Certificates are accepted by the UK upon your return.

Antigen Tests are lateral flow tests which provide a result within 20 minutes. The tests can be carried out in-clinic by one of healthcare professionals 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 12 hours which can be used to return to the UK or to travel to select destinations such as USA, Italy, France, Germany, Croatia and Portugal. 

Even if you are double jabbed, you may still need to carry out a test before travel to and from the UK.

We always recommend checking with your airline and destination what the requirements are.

Price - From £45

Which COVID Tests Do I Need to Travel?

Pre-Departure - Check the rules for the country you are travelling to on the gov.uk website. Most destinations require a PCR or Antigen test 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 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 aged 5 and over must also book and pay for a COVID-19 Day 2 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 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 do not need to quarantine unless you test positive. These rules are the same even if you are fully vaccinated.

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 aged 5 and over (including fully vaccinated adults) must also book and pay for a COVID-19 Day 2 test. If you are not fully vaccinated and aged 5 and over (or returning from France), then you must also book and pay for a COVID-19 Day 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. 

After Returning to the UK - Take your day 2 and day 8 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. If you are fully vaccinated, you do not need to quarantine unless you test positive. If you are NOT fully vaccinated (or returning from France), then you must quarantine for 10 days. You may be able to end your quarantine early 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, AMBER & GREEN COUNTRIES AND FURTHER INFORMATION FOR ALL DESTINATIONS, VISIT THE GOV.UK WEBSITE

GREEN LIST COUNTRIES

AMBER LIST COUNTRIES

RED LIST COUNTRIES