Do you need a fit to fly COVID test? If you are planning to travel abroad, whether for business or personal reasons, you may be asked to prove you have tested negative for COVID-19 before you travel.

AlphaBiolabs offers a fit to fly COVID test, which includes a certificate you can produce to airlines or border officials to show you have tested negative for coronavirus.

To take the test, you don’t have to worry about finding an appointment slot at a time to suit you or travelling to a testing centre which might be miles away from your home. All you have to do is order your test online from the AlphaBiolabs website and wait for your sample collection kit to arrive.

When you place your order before 2pm it will be delivered by courier the next working day.

Your sample collection kit will contain everything you need to take a swab test of your nose and throat, including easy-to-follow instructions and a pre-paid envelope to return it to our specialist UK-based COVID-19 laboratory.

Your sealed package can be posted into one of Royal Mail’s priority post boxes, designed to speed up COVID-19 testing in the UK. Find your nearest here.

Once we receive your sample back at our laboratory, it will be carefully examined for traces of genetic material from the COVID-19 virus, using a cutting- edge technique known as polymerase chain reaction (PCR). Once a result is achieved, it will be emailed to you the next working day. If your test returns a negative result, you will be issued with a fit to fly certificate ready for travel.

Who can order the fit to fly COVID test?

Our fit to fly COVID tests are available to anyone wanting to test themselves in their own home and to companies wanting to test their staff so they can travel for business.

Workplace test kits are sent to the company’s address and can either be taken privately by staff or overseen by a member of the firm’s occupational health team.

We do not issue fit to fly certificates to anyone who has experienced active symptoms of coronavirus in the 14 days prior to taking the test. If you have symptoms, you can still take one of our private home or workplace tests but you will not be eligible to receive a fit to fly certificate in the event of a negative result.

Our tests are NHS-standard and 100% accurate. Our standard turnaround time for results is next working day, however, if you are in a hurry and need your results quickly for a planned international departure, you can upgrade to an express option and receive your results on the same working day that your sample arrives at our award-winning laboratory.

Visit the AlphaBiolabs website to order fit to fly testing online for more information about our range of COVID-19 tests, or call our Customer Services team, on: 0333 600 1300 or email them, at:

Order a coronavirus test

AlphaBiolabs offers a range of COVID-19 testing options for private individuals and businesses