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- Fit to Fly accepted by all airlines.
- PCR results in as little as 4 hours.
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- Take with you on your travels
- Free delivery on all lateral flow orders
- Gold-standard PCR tests available
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Well received by polite staff who did their job efficiently and explained what they were doing. Quick and effective - very professional.
Very useful for traveler. It was very useful if need to have certificate quickly before departures. Also certificate was fit to require from arrival country.
Very quick and easy! Only problem I had was signing in on my phone. I had to go get a print out. That being said, that only took 5 minutes.
Everyone was very professional and courteous. They preformed more quickly their testing results more quickly than I anticipated. We were very much satisfied.
We prebooked out tests before our flight out and it was remarkably easy. We were seen as soon as we arrived, which was half an hour early, and the tests were done almost immediately. Very personable staff, all very efficient and friendly. Terrific, well-organised service. Thank you.
We offer Covid-19 tests suitable for travel, for Departures from the UK. You need to be able to clear immigration and customs at ALL airports in order to be able to use our Testing Centres.
We will supply a "Fit to Fly" certificate for a negative result if you choose a test called "Fit to Fly". This is the certificate you may need to check in for your travel, whether you are flying or travelling by ship, boat, train or car.
Types of Tests
We offer RT-PCR, LAMP and Antigen Lateral Flow tests with Fit to Fly certificates suitable for travel out of the UK. Booking is essential for all tests.
RT-PCR is the most accurate test, but takes the longest time of all due to the time it takes to process in the laboratory. We offer a Same Day PCR Fit to Fly and 4-hour RT-PCR Fit to Fly at selected locations if you need an RT-PCR urgently, although you still need to book a test.
An RT-PCR test is the gold standard in COVID-19 testing. It offers the most accurate results as it can detect even the smallest amount of virus. A negative RT-PCR test result provides the most reliable indication you can safely continue to work and travel.
Antigen Lateral Flow
Antigen Lateral Flow tests are the fastest to get a result but are less accurate than RT-PCRs.
LAMP tests are somewhere in between in terms of timing, but they are only accepted in limited areas, so it is very important that you check if it is the test you need.
We do not currently offer Antibody Tests. (Don't confuse these with Antigen Lateral Flow which are different.)
4 Hour RT-PCR Tests
4 Hour PCR test results will be delivered within 4 hours of your sample being taken. (Available at selected locations by appointment: please make a booking.)
Same Day RT-PCR Tests
We aim to deliver your Same Day PCR Test results by midnight on the day of your test. (Available at selected locations by appointment: please make a booking.)
Please note that we aim to deliver your standard PCR test results by 10pm the day AFTER your test.
LAMP test results will be delivered 2 hours after testing. But please check that LAMP is accepted by your destination country.
Antigen Lateral Flow Tests - in person tests
We aim to deliver your Lateral Flow results in 40mins from your sample being taken, but please allow sufficient time especially if the test is required to check-in for your flight.
Antigen Lateral Flow Fit to Fly Home Tests - self swabbed
Test results are delivered in 30 minutes providing that all the information is uploaded correctly and in a readable format.
You must bring your booking confirmation email containing the QR code with you when you come for your test, to gain access to the Testing Centre.
Please also bring your valid Passport, National ID or Home Office Travel Document for all tests associated with travel (Departures and Arrivals) in and out of the UK. Make sure your name that you give us matches this document.
Children under the age of 16 must be accompanied by a parent/guardian.
Any staff members claiming staff discounts must also bring their appropriate employee ID.
The Fit to Fly certificate provides evidence that you have undertaken COVID-19 testing prior to your journey by plane, ship, car, or train. To get this certificate, you must bring your Passport, National ID or Home Office Travel Document to your appointment. If your result is negative for Covid-19 we will email your Fit to Fly certificate with your test result to the email address you have provided us with (or if you have registered your details, this will be available in your account). Please ensure that your email address is spelled correctly when you register with us.
You must check with your travel provider that they will accept this documentation, before booking a test. Entry requirements for all countries during the COVID-19 pandemic are different and changing constantly. It is your responsibility to ensure that you have the necessary and correct documentation for your journey before you travel.
ExpressTest does not accept any liability should your travel provider or destination country not accept this document.
For the latest UK Government foreign travel advice please visit their Foreign Travel Advice page.
For the latest UK Government requirements for entering the UK please visit their Entering the UK page.
Can I get an example of the Fit to Fly certificate in advance?
Unfortunately we are not able to share this. However, it will contain the following type of information: personal details, time/date of swabbing/lab testing plus the result.
Do your Fit to Fly certificates have a locator QR code?
Our Fit to Fly certificates for Lamp Fit to Fly Tests come with a locating QR code. Transport staff can scan the code to see the Fit to Fly certificate.
Other departures test certificates and all arrivals test certificates may not contain a QR code. Many countries / travel destinations do not require one but if you have checked the specific requirements for your journey and it is required please contact our customer services team if you haven't got one.
If you have registered with us using your email and password (only available for some types of test), then you can log in and cancel this booking yourself.
You will automatically be sent a voucher which you can use to re-book the correct test. If there is a price difference, you can part-pay the difference using a card.
If you are buying a test that is cheaper than the original test, then you will still have any remaining balance on the voucher for future use, or to share with someone else.
Otherwise please book the correct test then complete a cancellation form and one of our Customer Service team will confirm the cancellation of your original test for you.
4 Hour RT-PCR Test results take 4 hours from the time of the test until the results are ready. Please wait until the relevant hours have passed before contacting us.
Same Day RT-PCR Fit to Fly test results will arrive by midnight the same day. Please wait until after midnight before contacting us.
We aim to deliver your standard RT-PCR test results by 10pm the day AFTER your test. If it is not yet 10pm UK time then please wait until this time has elapsed before contacting us.
LAMP Test results take 2 hours from the time of the test until the results are ready. Please wait until 2 hours have passed before contacting us.
In-person Antigen Lateral Flow results take 40 minutes. Please wait until this time has passed before contacting us.
Antigen Lateral Flow Fit to Fly Home Test results are delivered within 30 minutes providing that all the information is uploaded correctly and in a readable format. Please wait until this time has elapsed before contacting us.
If it is already after these time guides, then please tell us. Our online Customer Response Team work 24/7 and will prioritise your case if the deadline has already passed.