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COVID19 PCR Test in Sheffield – Get Fit to Fly!

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COVID19 PCR Test in Sheffield – Get Fit to Fly!

Air travel has changed…for now

Before you go exploring, or head to your home country to see the family, you may need to get a Fit to Fly certificate in Sheffield via a COVID19 PCR Test kit.

COVID-19 has drastically changed the way that we live, the way that we interact and the way that we travel. Since early this year the travel industry has been almost non-existent, with millions of people worldwide having to cancel their travel plans. A couple of months later and things are beginning to look somewhat normal again. Airlines are opening up routes and people are beginning to travel for leisure. There are however certain restrictions and measures that we need to adhere to before we go on our next adventure!

Travel restrictions are changing everyday with many airlines and countries asking their passengers and visitors for Fit to Fly certificates to prove that they have had a negative COVID-19 test result in the 72 hours prior to their travel. Over the course of the  Covid-19 pandemic, the importance of reliable, accessible testing to screen for the Coronavirus disease has become increasingly apparent and that is why we are now offering COVID PCR tests in Sheffield as well as Fit to Fly Certificates. We’ve partnered with Medicspot to allow this to happen.


What is a COVID19 PCR Test?

PCR stands for Polymerise Chain Reaction. This test is designed and used to directly detect the presence of the genetic materiel/antigens of the COVID-19 virus rather than the presence of the body’s immune response, or antibodies. This is only possible if the virus is present and someone is actively infected. The tests can tell whether or not someone has the virus very early on by detecting viral RNA (ribonucleic acid), which will be present in the body before antibodies form or symptoms of the disease are present. At the moment the majority of the current Covid-19 tests that all the reports are coming from are using the PCR test. 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.


Tests with the Medicspot 24-hour service

In Sheffield, you can get a PCR Test kit at a Medicspot participating pharmacy. They have fit to fly packages for all of your travel needs. They 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 place your order.

Medicspot offers different packages to suit your fit to fly needs. Whether your airline requires a small time window or you only need a test without a doctor certificate, we have the package for you.

Your fit to fly certificate shows you are fit and able to fly around the time of your flight. A fit to fly letter may not be accepted if it was given to you a few weeks or months before you are set to travel. With the outbreak of the novel coronavirus, some airlines and countries may specify how recent your fit to fly certificate must be. If your health condition is long-term, you may need a new health certificate each time you fly.


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 order your test kit through this link or via the button below. Wishing you safe travels!

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