Finding the right test for you
Let’s find the right test to meet your travel needs. Are you…?
You need a Fit to Fly certificate
- Select this test before you leave
An Antigen Lateral Flow test
- To be taken abroad with you to take a test before returning to the UK
You need an arrivals test
- Book my Day 2 & Day 8 & Test to Release Arrivals tests
I just need to be tested
- E-mail results confirmation
- Not suitable for travel
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Used the Express test at Bluewater yesterday, very efficient and well organised, very friendly operators. Test was at 2pm and results back by 6pm today. Excellent thoroughly recommend this company.
We booked a flight at very short notice. and were looking everywhere for the test. ExpressTest is where we could get the slot for an affordable price. Customer service was excellent. The lady who took the sample for us and the kids were very patient and she handled kids very softly. Very pleased with them.
Lovely people. Very patient and if you have any difficulties, like gagging, they let you take your time and you are not rushed. Felt really supported and thankful for their help.
Efficient and professional service. Results back well before quoted time.
Easily guided to testing station lane. Very friendly staff, we had lane 2 (27 Aug 21) Procedures explained and carried out with no discomfort at all. Made to feel at ease.
Please note that we aim to deliver your PCR test results by 10pm the day AFTER your test. (Home tests are different).
3 Hour PCR Tests
The 3 Hour PCR test results will be delivered within 3 hours of your sample being taken. (Available at selected locations by appointment: please make a booking.)
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
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.
Home test results will be delivered 24 hours after the sample arrives at our laboratory.
Remote Lateral Flow
The Remote Lateral Flow test results are delivered in 1 hour providing that all the information is uploaded correctly and in a readable format.
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 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 an account, 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 do 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 QR code?
Our Fit to Fly certificates do not contain a QR code. Most countries / travel destinations do not require this but if you have checked the specific requirements for your travel destination and it is required please contact our customer services team by completing the following form
Please book the correct test then complete this form on the 'Contact Us' page and one of Customer Service team will confirm the cancellation of your original test.
If you made the booking for your arrivals test before the latest government changes to the arrivals traffic light system take effect, you may receive a results email that mentions 'amber' or 'green' in line with the old system.
Rest assured this does not affect your result certification in any way. It's simply a naming reference carried over as we switch to the new system.
If you booked your arrivals test on or after the government changes take effect, this will not affect you.