Fit to Fly
If you are travelling abroad you will likely be required to to get a COVID-19 test to show that you have shown a negative test result for COVID. This test needs to be taken 3-5 days before travelling. We offer a rapid testing service with results available same day using our fast track service.
Testing results within 48 hours. Same day service subject to availability and additional charges.
Day 2 - PCR or Antigen
Day 2 test
Free PDF Travel Certificate
Free SMS Notifications
You must book an early morning appointment for same-day results.
All times are estimates based on lab capacity.
FAQs Regarding PCR Rapid Test for COVID-19
Can I use this certificate as proof I am Fit to Fly?
For clients with a negative test result, you will be able to use this certificate as evidence that you have tested negative for COVID and you should be able to fly abroad. Please note that we will base the certificate on the information provided, we will not be liable for any errors and you are responsible for calculating the required timings with regards to the entry requirements of the country you are travelling to.
Who can use this service?
This service is available for both adults and children and your clinician will be a trained professional.
How long will my appointment take?
Your appointment should last no more than 30 minutes including completing all forms and conducting the swab test.
PLEASE DO NOT BOOK A CLINIC APPOINTMENT FOR A COVID-19 TEST IF YOU HAVE CURRENT COVID-19 SYMPTOMS OR HAVE BEEN EXPOSED TO SOMEONE WHO HAS TESTED COVID POSITIVE.
What will happen during my appointment?
Your clinician will take your temperature and ask you to sanitise your hands. If you do not have a mask with you, you will be issued a disposable mask to wear during the consultation. We will complete the paperwork with you and talk you through the process. Please note that we are required to conduct an identity check so MUST bring a form of photo ID with you to your appointment. You will be asked to remove the mask while we conduct the swab test and then will be required to put the mask back on.
When should I book my appointment?
We will not be liable for the timing of your test and whether this is within the parameters of the destination country. Our recommendation is to book no earlier than 72 hours before you are due to fly.
Myself or one of my bubble may have COVID - what should I do?
If you suspect that you have COVID or that you have been in contact with someone with COVID you need to cancel your appointment, stay at home and follow Government guidance regarding self-isolating.
Where can I find guidance on what I need?
The Government website contains the latest information on travel and you should check before you travel.
What is my PLN?
When you register and order with us, you will receive an ID code in the format "NLLAB0000000" which needs to be entered into the UK Government Passenger Location Form. You will receive one code per person which will be used for all Day 2 and Day 8 testing.
· When do I need to order?
For all International Arrivals for Entry into the UK, Day 2, Day 5 and Day 8 testing must be booked in advance before you travel. Registration is quick and easy – just get in touch to request the form.
· When do I need to take my Day 2, Day 5 and Day 8 tests?
Day 2 testing can be conducted at any time between the day of your arrival (Day 0) and 2 full days after (Day 2). Once the test is complete we are required to process your result within a 48 hour period.
Day 5 testing must be conducted no earlier than 5 full days after your arrival. For example, even if you arrive Sunday morning or Sunday night (Day 0), Monday is your Day 1 which means your Day 5 test can be taken no sooner than Friday at 00:01.
Day 8 testing must be conducted no earlier than 8 full days after your arrival.
· · I haven't received my result?
When your test is complete we send all PDF Certificates by Email, please check to see if it has gone to your spam or junk inbox instead. If you have not received it please send us an email.
• Day 2 tests can be done on Day 0, 1 or 2 from arrival. Expect results up to 48 hours from receipt in our laboratory.
PHE requirement is all Day 2 tests to be sequenced within 72 hours.
• Day 8 tests must not be conducted no sooner than 8 full days from arrival. Expect results up to 48 hours from receipt in our laboratory.
· I need to change my details?
For all information amendments and changes please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for support.
· I need to cancel my test?
We are bound by the terms and conditions as set out by North London Clinic- the Government Approved Lab where the tests are conducted. Please review the Terms and Conditions for handling all cancellations and refunds. In general as long as we have not sent the kit out we can always cancel or reschedule accordingly. For circumstantial changes requiring a refund or cancellation please contact email@example.com
· Can I visit you in person?
Yes! Please give us a call and we will get you booked in.
· My result came back Positive, what do I do?
Please review the information on the UK Government website for Stay at home: guidance for households with possible or confirmed Coronavirus (COVID-19) infection
PCR Rapid Test for COVID-19
Regardless of whether you require a COVID-19 swab test for travelling abroad, holiday passport, needing to reduce the time you are required to self-isolate following arrival in the UK or maybe you need a test for returning to work or to attend a social event, at The Clinic @ Christos Newport Pagnell Milton Keynes we can help.
From the comfort of our Milton Keynes clinic, we service Buckinghamshire, Northamptonshire, Bedfordshire, Midlands and Hertfordshire to offer you a nose and throat swab PCR test to check for current infection. Our friendly team comprises NHS nurses and healthcare professionals who have been fully trained and certified to conduct the RT-PCR swab test.
COVID Antibody Testing
Our COVID Antibody tests will be conducted by our NHS nurses and we have been given Essential Service status so our clients can be assured that their tests are undertaken by qualified medical staff in clean and comfortable surroundings with immediate results.
The antibody tests require a minimum volume of blood to ensure accuracy in testing and our tests are undertaken by appointment only at our private clinic by our nurses who have a combined experience of over 40 years.
COVID-19 PCR Testing
Government Listed Laboratory
PDF Certification sent by email
Free SMS notifications
We work with Government approved North London Clinic, for General Testing and Test to Release, where the swab tests will be sent for analysis. The standard service turnaround is 48 hours and, once your test has been processed, you will receive an email confirming the result and you will be able to download your certificate. For clients needing a rapid turnaround, we can offer a same day service at an additional charge.
UPDATE TO PCR TESTING RULES 9 JANUARY 2022
If you are fully vaccinated
This is what you need to do if you qualify under the fully vaccinated rules for travel to England.
Before you travel to England – fully vaccinated
Before you travel to England you must:
· book and pay for a COVID-19 test – to be taken after you arrive in England
· complete a passenger locator form – to be completed in the 48 hours before you arrive in England
If you’re in England for less than 2 days, you still need to book and pay for a day 2 COVID-19 test.
When you arrive in England – fully vaccinated
After you arrive in England you must take a COVID-19 test. This is the test that you booked before travel. You can book either a lateral flow test or a PCR test.
You can take the test any time after you arrive and before the end of day 2 at the latest. The day you arrive is day 0.
If your test result is positive, you must self-isolate.
We will of course still be offering our Outbound Fit to Fly service alongside this. If you need a book a test please call us on 07510639287