"FIT to FLY"
Covid19 Travel


COVID-19 PCR swab test with ‘Fit To Fly Certificate’: £250

This COVID-19 PCR swab test that looks for current COVID-19 infection.

This service has a 48 hour average turnaround time and includes a ‘Fit to Fly’ certificate issued by our medical team which is a requirement to board the flight with some airlines.


Book your Appointment

When should I book my appointment?
This depends on the service you choose. Our standard service requires tests to be taken at least 2-3 days before the flight departure.

Although we have calculated the process to complete within two working days, we advise you to book your appointment three days in advance if possible.

Do I require a ‘Fit to Fly Letter’ with COVID-19 testing?
Please check with your travel agent and the airline. It is also a good idea to look for the latest travel advisory by the government about your destination country on the FCO (Foreign & Commonwealth Office) website.

You may want to get tested for your own peace of mind pre-travel so that you know you have done everything in your control to avoid infecting others on your journey.


PCR swab testing – the procedure

The PCR swab test is painless and quick. A swab (similar to a thin cotton bud) is taken from the back of the throat and up the nose, the whole procedure takes around 1 minute and causes no distress at all.

Our service
We will try our best as we can to get your test processed as quickly as possible. We are confident that the timelines we have advised as above are achievable in almost all cases.

There is no guarantee of turnaround or fulfilment as we are reliant upon our laboratory, who have an excellent track record of delivering on time. Over 98% of our sample requests have been fulfilled on time since we started offering these tests in June 2020.

The lab which we use is one of the largest and most experienced in the UK, who are able to meet the high volumes of requests.

COVID-19 Antibody test: £190
An IgG blood test to check whether you have had COVID-19 in the past. This test has a 24 hour turnaround time and is close to 100% accurate.

Please contact us to discuss your specific travel vaccine needs.

We are passionate about travel medicine, so whether you need vaccinations or medical advice we will be happy to help.

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Bakersfield Medical Centre
141 Oakdale Road


Office: 07597 123 456