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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

Whether you are looking to head off on a business trip, or are making up for cancelled family holidays you will need a Fit to Fly certificate in Sheffield to travel, via a COVID19 PCR Test kit.

COVID-19 has had a significant impact on the way that we travel. For over a year, the travel industry has been non-existent, with millions of people worldwide being forced to cancel their travel plans. However, airlines are now opening up more and more routes, and people are beginning to travel for leisure once again. This is all thanks to testing kits such as this one. There are however certain restrictions that must be met before we jet off!

Travel restrictions are changing everyday; currently, many airlines and countries require Fit to Fly certificates, to offer proof of a negative COVID-19 test result in the 72 hours prior to their travel. Throughout the pandemic, the importance of reliable, affordable and accessible testing has become increasingly apparent. That is why we are offering COVID PCR tests in Sheffield, including Fit to Fly Certificates. We’ve partnered with Medicspot in order to do this.


What is a COVID19 PCR Test?

PCR stands for Polymerise Chain Reaction. This test directly detects the presence of COVID-19 antigens, as opposed to the presence of the body’s immune response, or antibodies. This is only possible if someone is actively infected with the virus. The tests can tell whether or not someone has the virus very early; it does this through its detection of viral RNA (ribonucleic acid). Viral RNA is present in the body before antibodies form, or symptoms of the disease present themselves. Therefore, PCR tests give us a good indication of who is infected and who is not.


Who is the Test for?


COVID PCR tests can be used by people of all ages who are planning a holiday, or need to travel abroad for a variety of reasons. Travellers are now required to have a certificate/document showing countries they are visiting that they do not have an active COVID-19 infection. It important to note that the test is not suitable for those who have COVID-19 like symptoms, or for those who have experienced symptoms up to 28 days prior to the test. If either of these categories describes you, you should instead follow guidance regarding self-isolation and testing.

As regulations might differ, depending on the destination or airline, please ensure that you stay up-to-date with travel information. You can do this by speaking to your airline directly, or by simply visiting the Foreign Office website for further guidance.


Get results in 24 hours with Medicspot

In Sheffield, you can get a PCR Test kit at a Medicspot participating pharmacy. Their fit to fly packages contain everything you need to jet off. You can receive Covid-19 swab test results by themselves, or with a corresponding fit to fly letter. Said letter will be written by one of our General Medical Council (GMC) doctors. You should check what type of travel documentation you need beforehand. Your fit to fly certificate offers proof of a negative Covid result around the time of your flight.

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.


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 every day. You can order your test kit using the button below. Wishing you safe travels!

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