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Covid-19 fit to fly certificate

Searching for a fit to fly certificate near me? Get your UK Covid-19 fit to fly certificate.

Prove you're fit to fly

The skies have started opening up and if you want to fly to another country, you may be asked to provide a negative Covid-19 test certificate prior to boarding your flight. At Medicspot, we have been providing travellers with fit to fly certificates to help them travel to where they need to go

What is a fit to fly certificate?

A fit to travel certificate, also called a fit to fly letter, is a medical certificate written by a doctor that confirms your fitness to fly. Please note that we can only issue a fit to fly letter from GP if you test negative for Covid-19.

Medicspot offers fit to fly certificates with PCR Covid-19 testing. If you test negative for Covid-19, Medicspot will provide you with a certified Covid-19 fit to fly medical certificate signed by an NHS trained UK General Medical Council (GMC) doctor. Please click here to view a sample.

Where can I get a fit to fly certificate?

If you’re wondering where to get a fit to fly certificate near me, Medicspot offers fit to fly certificates in the UK with Covid-19 testing. We’ll send a simple swab test for you to perform at home. If you test negative for Covid-19, we'll send your fit to fly letter from doctor.

Trusted by airlines and embassies

Our direct real-time PCR (RT-PCR method) Covid-19 swab tests are fully certified and accredited by Public Health England ensuring your test results will be accepted by your airline. The PCR antigen swab test is the only test which is universally accepted by all airlines including Emirates, Thai Airways and British Airways.

Fit to fly certificate letter from doctor with PCR swab

Weekday Postal Service

Express Service

Price

£139

£299

Official lab report for Covid-19 PCR swab

Y

Y

Doctor signed fit to fly certificate

Y

Y

Return method

Royal Mail Priority Tracked

Courier

Time window for swab before flight

96 hours

72 hours

Sample and return day

Mon-Fri

Any day

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Complete peace of mind

Our processes have been specially designed by our doctors to ensure that you receive complete peace of mind before you travel. This is important to not only satisfy the requirements of travel but also to put your mind at ease so you don’t unwittingly pass on Covid-19 to your fellow travellers.

Quick turnaround time

Your return swab kit is tracked through the post or courier to ensure that the lab receives the sample as quickly as possible so you can satisfy the travel requirements of your airline and destination. You will receive the sample pack by the next day if you place your order before 3pm and you will then normally receive your Covid-19 fit to fly certificate within 72 hours of you returning the sample back to our lab (48 hours for our Express Service). Please note that we cannot guarantee any delivery times which may be impacted due to factors outwith our control.

How to get a Covid-19 fit to fly certificate

  1. Check when you need to perform your swab sample collection and place your order for the correct return method
  2. Receive your RT-PCR self-swab kit through the post
  3. Perform the test on yourself and return the sample back to the lab on the correct day by either Royal Mail or courier depending on return method which is required
  4. Complete a medical risk assessment questionnaire
  5. Receive your doctor medical certificate if your swab and risk assessment shows a negative covid19 test (emailed PDF)

When to take your swab sample

Airlines and destinations often require your swab sample to be taken within a particular time window of your flight. It is very important that you identify the correct time window for your flight/destination and then return the swab correctly so it can be processed in a timely manner.

Test required within 96 hours (4 days) of departing flight

If your flight is on a Wednesday or Thursday, you must select the Express Service to avoid delay in the lab receiving your sample because Royal Mail does not operate fully on weekends. With the Express Service, your sample will be picked up by our courier and we can ensure the lab receives your sample on time.

Sample to be performed within 96 hours of departing flight:

Day to take swab sample and return to lab

Certificate received

Day of flight

Sample return method

Thursday

Sunday 

Monday

Order Weekday Postal Service

Friday 

Monday

Tuesday

Order Weekday Postal Service

Saturday*

Tuesday*

Wednesday*

Order Express Service

Sunday* 

Wednesday*

Thursday*

Order Express Service

Monday 

Thursday

Friday

Order Express Service

Tuesday 

Friday 

Saturday

Order Weekday Postal Service

Wednesday 

Saturday 

Sunday

Order Weekday Postal Service

* Must select Express Service if your flight is on Wednesday or Thursday

Test required within 72 hours (3 days) of departing flight

You must select our express service which consists of a courier option and a faster turnaround time by the lab. If you do not do this there is a risk that your Covid-19 certificate will not be ready on time.

Sample to be performed within 72 hours of departing flight:

Day to take swab sample and return to lab

Certificate Received

Day of Flight

Sample return method

Friday

Sunday 

Monday

Order Express Service

Saturday 

Monday

Tuesday

Order Express Service

Sunday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Order Express Service

Monday

Wednesday

Thursday

Order Express Service

Tuesday

Thursday

Friday

Order Express Service

Wednesday

Friday 

Saturday

Order Express Service

Thursday

Saturday 

Sunday

Order Express Service

*Must select Express option at checkout

What is the time window for my flight?

Please note that it is your responsibility to ensure that this service is suitable for your travel arrangements and that you leave enough time to receive your medical travel certificate. Please check with your airliner.

Destination

Maximal time window (between swab sample and flight departure)

How to book?

Dubai (including connecting flights)

96 hours (4 days)

Order

Select Express Service if your flight is on a Wednesday or Thursday

Cyprus 

72 hours (3 days)

Order with Express Service

Select Express Service

Morocco 

96 hours (4 days)

Contact us

Please get in touch with our team first so we can organise an additional serology/blood test.

Thailand 

120 hours (5 days) 

Order

Your doctor fit to fly certificate will be dated within 72 hours of your flight departure in accordance with Thailand guidance.

Indonesia 

168 hours (7 days)

Order

Hungary 

120 hours (5 days) and 72 hours (3 days)

Contact us

Please get in touch with our team first as we need to organise two tests.

Need some assistance?

Please complete our travel form with your travel details and a member of our team will be in touch with you to discuss options.