When flying to certain countries
when flying to certain countries

Covid Fit-to-Fly Testing With Signed Dr Approval

Travel restrictions are changing every day during the current covid-19 pandemic situation. We are presently seeing a need for a test to fly into many countries. The test in question is a PCR swab test, which tests for the presence of the covid-19 virus.

There is evidence that even asymptomatic carriers of the disease can be detected with a swab.

By insisting on a test for all passengers airlines can reduce transmission during flights.

You may also want to get tested for your own peace of mind so that you know you’ve done everything in your power to avoid infecting others on your journey.

The tests need to be processed between five and three days before the flight departure.

What we can guarantee

We will work as best we can to get your test processed as quickly as possible. We are confident that the timelines we have advised as above are achievable in almost all cases.

What we can’t guarantee

We can’t guarantee the times described above. While it’s very unlikely that we won’t achieve these targets, we need to make all travellers aware that the lab we use, while one of the UK’s best and largest, is experiencing very high volumes of requests and therefore results are occasionally delayed.

We cannot take responsibility for any travel disruption, but rest assured, we will be working with you all the way to make sure your travel is successful.


London Clinic In-person Tests

We can offer a testing service to people based in London as you will need to attend our central London clinics. Tests done here can be sent to our lab in London the same day. Results are processed within 24 to 48 hours of arriving at the lab. This is the most efficient way to be tested quickly.

Our Central London Clinic Locations

CityDoc Canary Wharf

Canary Wharf

Unit 6, Port East Building
14 Hertsmere Road
E14 4AF

CityDoc City of London

City of London

16 City Road
The Square Mile

CityDoc Oxford Circus

Oxford Circus

4th Floor North,
25 Wimpole Street,


In-Person Fit-to-fly covid-19 test price

Our fee of £125 includes the covid-19 PCR swab test lab report.

Our additional fee of £25 includes a signed letter from our medical team.

How to book your covid-19 fit-to-fly London appointment

Call us on:
020 3794 6697


UK Nationwide Postal Tests

A postal testing service is available from the website if you cannot get to London. If you order a kit before 12 noon you will receive it next working day. You can then post the kit back to arrive at the lab next working day. The lab takes 24 to 48 hours to process the test.

How to order your postal PCR covid-19 test

Please use the purchase form below.

When using the form below please make sure to check the “Fit To Fly Certificate Optional Extra £25” and select the outward bound flight date as shown here:

COVID-19 Fit To Fly Option

Fit-to-Fly test results

You will receive a letter with your covid-19 test result. A negative result means you are fit to fly, and you can use the letter to prove your status as required.

In case of a positive test result we have staff on hand to support you. You should follow NHS advice on self-isolating.

Postal Fit-to-fly covid-19 test price

Our fee of £125 includes the covid-19 PCR swab test lab report.

Our additional fee of £25 includes a signed letter from our medical team.



FAQs about the Fit-to-Fly test

What does the PCR swab test involve?

PCR swab testing involves taking a sample from the nose and throat using a long swab. This sample can be tested to show whether there is an active covid-19 infection.
The PCR test looks for the presence of the covid-19 virus in the sample. It looks for the presence of the virus’s RNA (genetic material). It is very accurate.

Are delivery costs included in the PCR covid-19 swab test prices?

All delivery charges are included in the test prices. If you use a postal test, the kit comes with a postage-paid packet for the return of your sample.

Does my destination require a fit-to-fly letter?

The travel situation is changing so rapidly that we cannot give advice of this nature. We recommend that you frequently check the advice provided by the Foreign Office for your destination. Your airline may also have specific advice.

What should I do if I have covid-19 symptoms when I am due to travel?

If you have covid-19 symptoms you should follow the advice of the NHS. Airlines have the right to refuse travel to anyone they believe is not fit to fly so if staff suspect you have symptoms such as a fever or new persistent cough you may be turned away.

What steps can I take to protect myself and others from covid-19 when I travel?

As well as getting tested for covid-19 before travelling, follow the rules at the airport and during the flight. Engage with social distancing, handwashing and face covering advice in particular. The UK Government has some specific advice to help you when you fly.

Contact Us

City of London / Central London
TubeMoorgate/Oxford Circus

020 3794 6697

Rest of London & UK Clinics

020 3794 6697

Opening Times: Monday to Sunday

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