Fit-to-Fly PCR at-home test + certificate

Place an order and a PCR self-swab collection kit will be delivered to your door. Send your sample to our partner lab for testing. Results within 24-36 hours of receipt at the lab.  Negative test will be issued with a Fit-to-Fly Certificate via email.

£59.00

Pack size:

1 Test Kit

Key information:

  • PCR self-swab kit
  • Collect a sample from the back of throat & nasal passage
  • ISO 17025 UKAS accredited lab
  • All shipping costs included
  • Results emailed to you within 24-36 hours of lab receiving your sample
  • Order by 3pm for same day dispatch (Monday – Friday) excludes Bank Holidays*
  • Fit-to-Fly Certificate included

The earliest you can take the test is at least 72 hours before you are due to depart the UK. If the result is negative, you will be issued with a Fit-to-Fly Certificate.

COVID-19 Travel Regulations

If you’re planning a holiday this year, it’s important to keep up-to-date with the latest travel advice from The Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO). It’s also important to know when you will require a Standard Fit-to-Fly Certificate and when will require a COVID-19 Fit-for-Travel Certificate.

Travel regulations continue to change to adapt to the constantly evolving COVID-19 pandemic.

How it works – at-home self-testing

Order before flying

Individuals intending to fly overseas are required to use private testing facilities to secure their COVID-19 Fit to Fly Certificate.

The majority of airlines and destinations require a Fit to Fly certificate evidencing a negative COVID-19 test sample 72 hours before the flight.

1. Purchase online before you fly

Make sure to order and receive the kit before-hand and perform the sample collection procedure within 72 hours of your flight departure.

3. Receive Test Kit

We will send your Covid-19 test kit to you in the post by Royal Mail Tracked 24 service.

4. Complete Test

The kit contains everything you need to take your sample correctly.

5. Return

Return your sample using the prepaid envelope. Drop it into a Royal Mail priority post box same day to return.

6. Results & Certificate

Get your PCR test results within 24 hours of your sample being received at the lab.

A Fit to Fly Certificate will be issued if your result is negative. Your certificate will be emailed to you in pdf format.

Important information

Travel regulations are subject to change. You should keep up to date with the Government’s advice about travel and find out about your destination’s requirements, including any countries you are passing through if you have a flight transfer. https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice

At present, some airlines and destinations require testing and certificates to be issued within 48-96 hours of departure. Testing all passengers prior to flying helps to reduce Covid-19 transmission during flight.

Please contact your airline and the relevant authorities if you are unsure about their requirements.

Please note that all PCR tests can only be returned using Royal Mail priority post boxes. Priority post boxes are listed on the Royal Mail website at https://www.royalmail.com/services-near-you

PCR Test Methodology – Swab sample taken from back of throat & nasal passage

Rapid Antigen Test Methodology – swab taken from nose only

*Kits dispatched same day if ordered before 3pm weekdays. Saturday dispatch for weekend orders placed before 10am Saturday. Weekend orders placed will be dispatched on the following Monday (excluding Bank Holidays). Kits are sent using a Tracked 24 Royal Mail service which is intended for next day delivery but not guaranteed.

If you require more than 1 test, please complete the form and “add to basket” then repeat the process for each additional test.

Your kits will be delivered to the shipping address entered during checkout. If you require multiple shipping destinations you will need to place separate orders.

FAQs

Several airlines require passengers to produce evidence of a recent negative COVID-19 test before flying. COVID-19 Fit-for-Travel Certificates are proof that you have tested negative for Covid-19. It is not related to your risk of flying due to your pre-existing medical conditions. You can get a free NHS test for coronavirus at a test site near you if you’re showing symptoms of coronavirus. However, COVID-19 tests are not available on the NHS for the purpose of international travel. In this instance private tests must be carried out.

Your COVID-19 Fit-for-Travel Certificate is only valid for a short time, your airline and destination will have their own requirements. It’s therefore important to check the requirements and take your test within the required time frame. For more information, click here.

It usually takes 24 hours to return your sample to us, and a further 24 hours for our labs to process it. It can take longer if this process crosses a weekend, when most postal services are not operating.

You can order your test kit at any time in advance. Please ensure that you order your kit a minimum of 7-10 days before your flight. If you order your kit before 3pm Monday to Friday, we will send it to you by special delivery on the same day and you will receive your kit the following day. If you purchase your test kit over the weekend, please take into consideration that this will add 1-2 additional days onto your delivery time.

You should take the test on Day 5 of your self-isolation period. You should allow at least 48 hours for your result before you can end your self-isolation period (if your test’s negative).

Yes. Our Covid-19 PCR tests are authorised by the UK Government, and we are an approved supplier for both the Fit To Fly and Test To Release travel programmes.

The remnants of the virus causing COVID-19 infection can be detected by PCR test for up to 90 days after infection. During this time you may get a positive result.

The vaccine will not cause a positive on a COVID-19 viral test, such as PCR, LAMP and antigen. However an individual may test positive for the antibody test, due to developing an immune response.

The Test Report will be available in your ProvirisPass app and a PDF copy is also emailed to you. The following details are included on the certificate.

  • Name of test provider and contact details – Proviris Solutions
  • Booking reference
  • Your name (should match the name on your travel documents)
  • Date of Birth
  • Passport number
  • Time and date sample taken
  • Time and date test completed
  • Test type
  • Test result
  • Signature of certifying doctor
  • Test kit ID number (except for Test to Release)

You should collect your sample and post it to the laboratory the day before your time window begins. For example, if you are required to have a certificate dated within three days of your flight, please send your sample to the lab four days before you fly.

It is the patient’s responsibility to ensure that their sample reaches the laboratory in time.

At present, some airlines and destinations require testing and certificates to be issued within 48-96 hours of departure. Testing all passengers prior to flying helps to reduce Covid-19 transmission during flight.

Travel regulations are subject to change. You should keep up to date with the Government’s advice about travel and find out about your destination’s requirements, including any countries you are passing through if you have a flight transfer. Please contact your airline and the relevant authorities if you are unsure about their requirements.

If you are returning to England from one of the government’s travel corridor countries, you do not need to isolate. To find out if you are travelling from a travel corridor country, please check the list on gov.uk.

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/coronavirus-covid-19-travel-corridors

It changes frequently and without notice, so check it immediately before you travel.

Fit to Fly is perfect if you require your Covid test for a flight. You will receive a doctor-signed Fit to Fly certificate if you test negative.

Test to Release is a government programme allowing you to reduce your self-isolation period after returning to England.

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