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COVID19 PCR Test in London – Postal or Pickup Service

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COVID19 PCR Test in London – Postal or Pickup Service

Jetting off on your next holiday?

Whether you are planning on visiting family in your home country, or you’re simply heading off on holiday, you will need a COVID19 PCR Test before you fly. You can now get a Fit to Fly certificate in London via a COVID19 PCR Test kit.

COVID-19 has drastically changed the way that we live and the way that we travel. Since 2020, there have been millions of travel plans cancelled across the globe. Some months later and things are beginning to look substantially brighter! The skies are opening up and so are the countries, with people finally being able to experience the excitement of travel again. However, this does not come without regulations.

Over the course of the Covid-19 pandemic, the demand for accessible, efficient testing has become increasingly apparent. Travel restrictions are changing everyday; you must now provide Fit to Fly certificates to prove a lack of a negative COVID-19 test result in the 72 hours prior to travel. That is why we have partnered with Medicspot to offer COVID PCR tests in London, as well as Fit to Fly Certificates.

What is a COVID19 PCR Test?

PCR stands for Polymerase Chain Reaction. The test works by detecting genetic material/antigens of the virus rather than antibodies, which represent the body’s immune response. This is only possible if the virus is present, and an individual is actively infected. The tests are efficient in determining whether or not someone has the virus very early on, by detecting the presence of viral RNA (ribonucleic acid). Viral RNA will be present in the body before antibodies form, or symptoms of the disease become apparent. That is why PCR tests give us a good indication of who is infected and who is not.


Who is the Test for?


The COVID PCR tests are for people of all ages who are planning a holiday or need to travel abroad. Most travellers are now required to have a certificate/document to prove to airlines and countries they are visiting that they do not have an active COVID-19 infection. The test is not suitable for those who have COVID-19 like symptoms or for those who have had symptoms up to 28 days prior to the test – these people should follow all government guidance regarding self-isolation and testing.

As regulations might differ, depending on the destination or airline, please make sure that you check for the most up to date travel information. You can do this by speaking to your airline directly or by simply visiting the Foreign Office website where more details and guidance can be found.


Get 24-hour Test Results with Medicspot

In London, you can get a PCR Test kit at a Medicspot participating pharmacy. They offer fit to fly packages for all of your travel needs and can supply Covid-19 swab test results alone, or with a corresponding fit to fly letter written by one of our General Medical Council (GMC) doctors. Check what type of travel documentation you need and then place your order in seconds.

Medicspot offers different packages to suit your fit to fly needs. Your fit to fly certificate shows you are fit and able to fly around the time of your flight. Whether your airline requires a small time window or you only need a test without a doctor certificate, we have the package for you!


How to get your COVID PCR test and Fit to Fly Certificate… is an affiliate for Medicspot and we are helping more and more people travel quickly and safely. You can use the button below to order your test today. Wishing you safe travels!

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