If you need to travel to another country, you may need to have a fit to fly certificate. AlphaBiolabs supplies private COVID-19 tests which come with a fit to fly certificate included in the price.

Getting tested for coronavirus before an overseas trip is simple and quick – all you need to do is order your testing kit online and remember to tick the box stating you require a fit to fly certificate with your results when you complete the online form.

Once you have placed your order, your sample collection kit will be delivered to an address of your choice by courier. If you order before 2pm, then your kit will arrive the very next working day.

Your home COVID-19 PCR testing kit will contain everything you need to collect your own sample and send it back to our award-winning UK laboratory. Simply follow the instructions provided and use the enclosed sterile swab to collect ‘buccal’ cells from your nose and throat.

Once your sample arrives at our lab, it will be analysed by our highly skilled team of scientists for genetic material belonging to the COVID-19 virus. Your result will be emailed to you the next working day or same working day depending on your order and if your result is negative, you will be issued with a fit to fly certificate so you can take your trip as planned.

Please note, fit to fly certificates can only be given to people who have not had any symptoms of coronavirus in the last 14 days. You will be asked to confirm that you are symptom-free when you register your sample collection kit online.

Why do I need a private Fit to Fly test?

Fit to fly certificates are certified by a doctor and can only be issued by companies like AlphaBiolabs who carry out private PCR COVID-19 testing.

NHS testing is currently only available to people who have symptoms of coronavirus or to those who have been told to take a test by a medical professional or member of the test and trace team.

People wanting evidence of a negative result so they can travel abroad are not eligible for NHS testing. Private testing also offers other advantages – results from NHS testing can take up to five days, whereas AlphaBiolabs offers same day and next day results.

As our testing kits are delivered to and can be used in your own home, at a time to suit you, you don’t have to worry about getting an appointment or travelling to a testing centre.

If you don’t have much time before your trip, you can order a Fit to Fly test with express results on the same day when your sample arrives back at our laboratory before 11am.

We also offer workplace testing for employers who want to test their staff for COVID-19. This includes a fit to fly certificate, if necessary, making it an excellent option for business travel.

With workplace COVID-19 testing, sample collection kits will be sent directly to your organisation. They can then be used by your employees themselves or under the supervision of a company nurse or member of your occupational health team.

Order a Fit to Fly test on our website here or for more information about our range of COVID-19 tests, or call our Customer Services team on 0333 600 1300 or email them at

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