A fit to fly certificate is a medical certificate signed by a UKAS approved Diagnostic Technician. The certificate will show that you are fit to fly, with no symptoms of Covid-19 and a low risk of spreading coronavirus to other people in the country you intend to fly to.
Do I have to take a pre-departure Covid-19 test before I travel?
Yes, you are required to show proof of a negative Covid-19 test result taken 3 days before you depart to England.
How soon should I take the test before I travel?
You must take your test within the 3 days prior to departure. For example, if you’re travelling to England on Thursday, you must take your test on Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday before departure.
What happens if I don’t take a pre-departure test?
If you fail to show evidence of a negative Covid-19 test result, you may not be able to travel to the UK. If you arrive in the UK without proof of a negative test result, you may be fined. Please see the government website for more information.
What are the symptoms of COVID-19?
The most common symptoms of COVID-19 are the recent onset of:
What is the Antigen Swab Test for?
The antigen swab test gives you a very reliable indicator of whether you have or have not currently got the virus. A positive result has a very high chance of confirming if you are carrying the covid-19 virus in sufficient quantities (viral load) to make you infectious. There is, of course, a margin for error in any test, but the margin is small.
Is there any treatment for COVID-19?
There is currently no specific treatment for COVID-19. Antibiotics do not help as they do not work against viruses. You can ease the symptoms at home until you recover by: