Are you travelling abroad and require proof that you are fit to fly? Some countries are now requiring a negative Covid-19 PCR swab test or Lateral Flow Rapid Test (LFT) and certificate to show that you are not currently infected with the virus.
Better2Know can test you for Covid-19 and issue a certificate in time for your flight so that you can arrive smoothly at your destination.
Better2Know is listed on the UK Government website as an approved private provider of Covid testing. You must use a private provider for your travel requirements.
We now provide three Fit to Fly Certificate testing options:
NEW Priority Fit to Fly PCR Service
You will receive your results within 24 hours of your sample’s arrival at the lab, or we will give you your money back. If you require your results and certificate within a certain time frame, please choose this option.
Standard Fit to Fly PCR Service
You will normally receive your results within 48 hours after your sample's arrival at the lab. If you do not require your test results by a certain date, this is the right option for you.
Lateral Flow Rapid Test (LFT) and Certificate
Many countries will now accept a Covid-19 Lateral Flow Rapid Test result as evidence you do not have the virus. Better2Know can provide you with this test and you certificate. Your certificate will be ready withing 60 minutes of you uploading a picture of your test result and photo ID into you secure online portal.
When should I order my test?
You can order your test kit at any time in advance. Please ensure that you order your PCR kit a minimum of 7-10 days before your flight. If you order your kit before 4pm Monday to Friday, we will send it to you on the same day and you will receive your kit the following day. You can choose to have your kit delivered by Special Delivery if you want to receive it the next day. If you purchase your test kit over the weekend, please take into consideration that this will add 1-2 additional days onto your delivery time.
Lateral Flow Test kits can be ordered two working days before your flight, but please select the Special Delivery option.
When should I take my PCR test to ensure I receive my certificate within my required time frame?
You should collect your PCR sample and post it to the laboratory the day before your time window begins. For example, if you are required to have a certificate dated within three days of your flight, please send your sample to the lab four days before you fly.
It is the patient's responsibility to ensure that their sample reaches the laboratory in time.
When should I take my Lateral Flow Test to ensure I receive my certificate in time?
Please check with your airline or destination country to see when your certificate needs to be dated. Please take your test within this timeframe. Simply upload a photo of your test and Photo ID to your Better2Know patient area (we provide the details when you buy your test). Your Fit 2 Fly Certificate will be ready within 60 minutes.
We can also accept photographs by email if this is easier for you.
How does this test work?
Once you have ordered your kit online or by phone, we will send your Covid-19 test kit to you in the post by special delivery.
PCR Fit to Fly
The PCR kit contains everything you need to take your sample correctly, and includes a tracked, postage-paid envelope to return your sample to the lab. Please update your patient area with your passport and flight details if you would like these included on your certificate. Once your sample has been analysed, we will email you to notify you about your results. We will also email your pathology report detailing your results, along with your signed and dated Fit to Fly Certificate.
Lateral Flow Fit to Fly
Our Lateral Flow Rapid Tests are shipped ready to use. You will have your test result within 15 minutes of taking this test in the comfort of your own home. Simply take a photograph of your completed test and your Passport or alternative photo ID using the photo template included in your kit. Upload your photo to the secure Better2Know website and we will issue your certificate within 60 minutes. Our teams work 24/7 so you will have your certificate no matter what time you upload your photo.
What are the current Covid-19 travel regulations?
At present, some airlines and destinations require testing and certificates to be issued within 24-96 hours of departure. Testing all passengers prior to flying helps to reduce Covid-19 transmission during flight, and reduces the risk of infections being brought into your destination country.
Travel regulations are subject to change. You should keep up to date with the Government’s advice about travel and find out about your destination’s requirements, including any countries you are passing through if you have a flight transfer. Please contact your airline and the relevant authorities if you are unsure about their requirements.
How accurate is this test?
Our PCR swab test will determine whether you have an active coronavirus infection, even in asymptomatic cases (when you have no symptoms). This test is highly accurate at 99.9% with the correct sampling technique. Please ensure that you follow the sample collection instructions carefully.
Our Lateral Flow Rapid Tests are 99.5% accurate, CE marked and fully approved for use by the UK Government.
What should I do when I receive my PCR test kit?
Please read the instructions carefully and follow the steps accordingly. You will be required to collect a sample from the back of your throat and inside your nostril with the same swab.
You should then use the tracked, postage-paid envelope to send your sample to our laboratory for analysis.
What should I do when I receive my Lateral Flow Rapid test kit?
Please read the instructions carefully and follow the steps accordingly. You will be required to collect a sample from both your nostrils. When you are ready, perform the test. Please wait 15 minutes for the test to run. Then place the test cassette on the photo template included in your kit along with your photo ID. Then upload this to your secure Patient Area.
Order your Fit to Fly Test and Certificate now
Please click on the links below or visit our shop to order your Covid-19 PCR swab test and certificate, or your Lateral Flow Rapid Covid-19 test and certificate. Alternatively, you can call our Patient Services team who will process your booking for you.