Are you travelling abroad and require proof that you are fit to fly? Some countries are now requiring a negative Covid-19 swab test 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.
We now provide two Fit to Fly testing options:
NEW Priority Service: You are guaranteed to receive your results within 24 hours of your sample’s arrival at the lab. If you require your results and certificate within a certain time frame, please choose this option.
Standard 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.
When should I order my test?
You can order your test kit at any time in advance. Please ensure that you order your 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 by special delivery on the same day and you will receive your kit the following 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.
When should I take my test to ensure I receive my certificate within my required time frame?
You should collect your 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.
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. This contains everything you need to take your sample correctly, and includes a tracked, postage-paid envelope to return your sample to the lab. 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.
What are the current Covid-19 travel regulations?
At present, some airlines and destinations require testing and certificates to be issued within 48-96 hours of departure. Testing all passengers prior to flying helps to reduce Covid-19 transmission during flight.
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.
What should I do when I receive my 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.
Order your Fit to Fly Test and Certificate now
Please visit our shop to order your Covid-19 swab test and certificate. Alternatively, you can call our Patient Services team who will process your booking for you.