While, like many of us, you may have put off travelling abroad during the pandemic, perhaps in line with the falling number of cases and the roll-out of the vaccine well underway, you are more open to the idea. Before booking flights, however, there are a lot of things you need to check first.
One of the most crucial in the current climate is whether you need to have a Fit-to-Fly Certificate. If this is a completely new thing to you, don’t worry. Let us explain
What is a Fit-to-Fly Certificate?
It is worth pointing out before we discuss more of the specifics of a Covid-19 Fit-to-fly Certificate, to give some background and context, it may be worth discussing what a standard Fit-To-fly Certificate actually is.
This is a document that provides medical evidence that you are fit enough to travel by plane. A Fit-to-Fly certificate is normally signed by your GP and means if you have any pre-existing medical conditions, they have assessed you and do not feel you are at risk by using airline travel.
You may not have been aware of this, but even before the Covid-19 pandemic when we were more aware of issues like being healthy to travel or not, the majority of airlines require Fit-to-Fly Certificates when:
- You have been discharged from hospital recently
- You are in the recovery period following an operation or surgical procedure
- You have passed the 28th week of pregnancy
- You have medical reasons for travelling
What, Then, Are Covid-19 Fit-to-Fly Certificates?
Unsurprisingly, since so many things in our lives have been changed dramatically because of the coronavirus health crisis, the rules on air travel have been tightened. Many airlines now require Fit-to-Fly certificates that prove passengers have had a recent negative Covid-19 test and are fit to travel.
While we all know you can get a Covid-19 test at an NHS testing facility or sent to you through the post, it is important to note that the results of these tests are not enough for you to be considered clear for travelling by plane. Which means you need to invest in a privately-administered and processed Covid-19 test to receive a GP-signed Covid-19 Fit-to-Fly Certificate.
Don’t worry though, because that is one of the services we offer right here at Pure Testing.
Why Choose a Pure Testing Covid-19 Fit-to-Fly Certificate?
We realise that we are not the only private organisation offering Covid-19 tests and Fit-to-Fly Certificates, So, you may wonder why you should choose to get a PCR travel certificate through us.
There are a number of good reasons why.
Professional Testing Team
One of our key strengths is that our testing team is made up of highly experienced and skilled healthcare professionals who have had the appropriate training in all aspects of the Covid-19 sample testing process. We pride ourselves in being able to offer the kind of experience you would expect from an NHS facility.
You simply need to use the online booking tool on our site and find a time and day that are suitable. When you arrive it will just take 15 minutes of your time to take a swab and then all you need to do is wait for your results.
Fast and Accurate Results
Another key strength of the testing services we offer here at Pure Testing is that not only do offer accurate results, but those results can be delivered quickly. Our team work 7 days a week, including the weekends, testing, and analysing swab samples. Depending on what you are offered when you book, you can expect to receive your results within 24 Hours or 48 Hours, or even Same Day. Those results are sent directly to your email as a PDF.
UK Government and Public Health England Approved
A key concern, especially when you are getting tested to qualify for travel abroad, is that the test and the results you receive are officially recognised. With Pure Testing, this is a guarantee. Our testing laboratory has been recognised by UKAS, and all of our facilities are fully backed by the UK Government and Public Health England.
Look no further than Pure Testing if you need a valid Covid-19 Fit-to-Fly Certificate.