Unvaccinated and Partially Vaccinated Travellers to the UK must take a Covid-19 test before departure.
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Return to UK Antigen Test (Pre-Departure)

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  • Mandatory for ALL unvaccinated travellers to the UK (ages 5+).
  • Meets UK Gov testing specification.
  • Guaranteed same-day results/certificate or your money back.
  • Accepted by all major airlines. Government-listed provider.
Very infrequently, your swab result may be returned as inconclusive. This can be caused by poor sample taking technique. As a result, you may not have the time or means to purchase another kit before your flight. We offer a spare kit to avoid this situation. Please note, spare kits cannot be used separately and only one certificate will be issued.
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Get your test delivered before you travel

Receive your rapid antigen test before you leave the UK so you can take this with you on your travels to perform when you’re abroad.

Perform your test within 2 days of returning to the UK

Register your kit then follow our instructions on how to perform your test (must be within 2 days before returning to the UK).

Receive your results certificate by email

Take a photo 20 minutes after and send to our doctor-led medical team. Receive your results and doctor certificate the same day

We've helped thousands of travellers from 63 countries across the globe

Including China, Thailand, Cyprus, Dubai, South Africa, India, Italy, Saudi Arabia, Maldives, Spain, Greece and Germany.

"Very helpful, very convenient service and clear instructions, plus a very fast turnaround with the results."
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Frequently asked questions

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If you are positive whilst travelling, you will be more likely to pass Covid-19 onto your fellow passengers and also risk becoming unwell yourself whilst in the air.

You may not be allowed to board your flight if you cannot show proof of a negative Covid test result taken within 2 days of your departure back to the UK.

If you arrive without proof of a negative result, you can be fined. Read the government guidance for more details.

If you are not fully vaccinated under the UK, EU or USA vaccination programme, it is mandatory for you to take the Return to UK test.

Covid-19 is a communicable (infectious) disease and can be passed onto other people even more easily when in confined spaces (such as planes). It is imperative that you follow medical guidance to ensure that you don't pass the virus onto others when travelling or returning back. This is still the case if you have been vaccinated - especially due to the emergence of new variants

Air travel, in particular, can be dangerous when suffering from a respiratory illness such as Covid-19 because of the drop in oxygen that occurs at altitude. It is imperative that you don't have any symptoms of a respiratory infection before you fly. You will be asked a series of questions upon registering your kit to ensure you are not suffering from any of these type of symptoms.

Orders received before 2 pm are dispatched the same day (Monday - Friday). Free Standard Delivery (3-5 working days) is free; if you need it sooner you can upgrade to Express Delivery (Royal Mail Tracked 24, 1-2 working days) for +£2 at checkout.

This test is a medically led diagnostic test to inform you whether you are currently infected with Covid-19. Medicspot, a CQC registered healthcare provider with medical team supervision, will analyse the result. At the registration stage of the process (after you have purchased and have your test kit in hand), you can decide to be sent your results via email with a free doctor-signed certificate.

The test must meet the performance standards set by WHO (the World Health Organisation).

  • ≥97% specificity
  • ≥80% sensitivity

These standards apply to viral loads above 100,000 copies/ml. Medicspot’s rapid antigen test exceeds the standards set out by WHO.

No, if you are fully vaccinated under the UK, EU or USA vaccination programme, you do not need to get tested before arriving in the UK.

Some jobs may be exempt from mandatory pre-departure testing. Learn more by reading the latest government guidance.

However, our medical team recommends that everyone ensures that they are Covid-19 negative before travel regardless of job role.

We cannot issue a fit to fly certificate to return to the UK if your test result comes back inconclusive or if you have any symptoms of Covid-19 (including contact history).

We cannot issue a fit to fly certificate to return to the UK if you test positive for coronavirus or if you have any symptoms of Covid-19 (including contact history).

We guarantee you will get your COVID-19 antigen results certificate same-day. Our guarantee only applies if you follow all instructions including registering your kit correctly, performing your swab with the correct technique by following the instruction sheet, and sending us your result by 4pm UK time. Our money-back guarantee does not apply if you do not follow all guidance and instructions provided. You will only receive a fit to fly certificate if you test negative for COVID-19 and do not have any symptoms of Covid-19 (including contact history).

To ensure that you receive your results on time, we promise to do all that we can to send your swab kit out on time. However, we cannot take responsibility for any delays occurring out of our control, i.e. the courier delivering your swab kit.

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