We'll dispatch your Fit to Fly PCR test kit on the same day you order if it's before 12 pm Monday-Friday.
Perform your sample then send it to our lab by dropping it off at a DX drop-off point.
You'll receive your results fast, within 24 hours of your sample being delivered to the lab. We will also provide a doctor-signed certificate.
Including China, Thailand, Cyprus, Dubai, South Africa, India, Italy, Saudi Arabia, Maldives, Spain, Greece and Germany.
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This test is suitable for most 72 and 96 hour time windows and flights.
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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.
We recommend ordering your self-swab kit as soon as possible.
Use our Travel Planner to find out when you should order your test by.
Orders received before 3pm 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 only £2 at checkout.
We provide free postal delivery and a return label to ensure you get your Covid-19 test results on time. Use our Travel Planner to find out when you need to order to get your results on time.
This test is a medically led diagnostic test to inform you whether you are currently infected with Covid-19. 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.
A Covid-19 PCR test looks for the presence of the Covid-19 virus on a sample taken from your nose and throat; collected using a long cotton bud. Medicspot has partnered with a world-class UKAS applicant laboratories to provide this testing to ensure fast and accurate results. Our medical team then makes a diagnosis based on your symptoms and test result. Our Covid-19 PCR test has a sensitivity of 98% and specificity of 100% when performed correctly.
We’ll send your test kits with free delivery to your home. Once you’ve collected your sample, you can use the pre-paid returns label to send your test back to our lab via DX and return it to your nearest drop-off location.
If your kit does not contain a DX shipping return label simply click here and complete a quick form and our team will email you your return label.
There are many different types of Covid-19 tests and home tests have not been clinically validated. Our PCR swab test is self-performed by the patient (who may be at home) but sent to our UKAS applicant laboratories for analysis. This is a clinically validated laboratory-based test which is also used by the NHS.
Negative You do not have any evidence of an active infection.
Positive The Covid-19 virus has been detected on your swab. You will not be able to travel or reduce your quarantine time and we will inform NHS Public Health about your positive result. Medicspot will provide you with a free private doctor consultation if you test positive.
Inconclusive/Needs Repeated Very infrequently, your swab result will need to be repeated. This is often due to poor sample taking technique. You will need to purchase another swab kit.
At the time of registering your swab, you can choose to include your passport number on your fit to fly certificate as this is required by some countries. For extra peace of mind, you can also complete a short medical questionnaire stating that you don’t have any symptoms of Covid-19; which is required by some other countries.
You will be issued a doctor-signed fit to fly certificate if you test negative for Covid-19. However, if you test negative and another member of your household tests positive, we will not be able to issue you with a fit to fly certificate as you should not travel due to guidelines. We do not issue fit to fly certificates if you test positive for Covid-19 or have any evidence of respiratory disease.
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 and provide your doctor-signed certificate with your diagnosis within 24 hours of our lab receiving your sample. However, we cannot take responsibility for any delays occurring out of our control, i.e. Royal Mail delivering your swab kit or receiving your sample back at the lab.
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