Order 5 days before travel date
(not suitable for departures 26Dec21 to 05Jan22 inclusive)
Accredited private provider Fit to Fly Covid test + Travel Certificate
Prior to leaving England, you are required to show a negative Fit to Fly Certificate showing a negative test result which means that the sample taken did not contain detectable SARS-CoV-2 viral RNA.
The home self testing swab involves the swabbing of the tonsils and with the same cotton bud, you do a nasal swab as far as is comfortable. Instructions leaflet will come with the test kit.
Dispatching your sample for analysis:
Once the sample is taken, carefully package the kit per instructions provided, seal the box and post using the postage prepaid polylope. You will receive the result for the tests in the evening of the day that the sample has been delivered to the lab.
Type of Lab test undertaken:
Nucleic acid amplification test (NAAT)
PCR testing method:
Quantitative Reverse Transcription PCR (RT-PCR) which is a test that targets the nucleocapsid gene (assay N1) and the envelope gene (assay E) of SARS-CoV-2.We work in close partnership with an ISO 17025 compliant, Salient Bio Labs.