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 to ensure that you arrive smoothly at your destination.

How does it work?

Once you have ordered your kit online or by phone, we will send your Covid-19 PCR Swab 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 a pathology report detailing your results and a signed and dated Fit to Fly Certificate.


When should I order my test?

To ensure that your test is processed on time, you should order your kit a minimum of 7 days in advance of 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 and post your sample to the laboratory the day before your time window begins. This will depend on your airline or destination’s requirements. For example, if you are required to have a certificate dated within three days of your flight, please send your sample four working days before you fly.

How will I receive my results and certificate?

Your results will be ready within two working days after the laboratory receives your sample. You can track your results online in your secure Patient Area at any time using the log-in details provided to you at the time of booking. As soon as your sample has been processed, we will email you to notify you about your results. We will then email your certificate and pathology report detailing your results in time for your flight.


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.