Fit to Fly Certificate
In order to board a flight to certain countries during the Coronavirus pandemic you will require a fit to fly certificate showing you do not currently have the COVID-19 virus.
PCR Swab Test
One of our Doctors will take a nasal/throat swab sample which will be sent to one of our ISO accredited lab in order to determine if you currently have an active infection of COVID-19. If the result is negative you will receive an accredited fit to fly certificate to allow you to travel.
Get In Touch
We will arrange for a swab test to be sent to our lab for PCR test to test for COVID-19.
0141 221 2496
Mon-Sun: 12pm- 7pm
We are a private medical service, we have clinics in Kilmarnock and also in Hamilton. We are owned and operated by a medical practitioner with over 20 years experience. Providing quick and easy access to appointments with fully quallified and experienced doctors.
Swabs can be taken in our medical clinic for patients who are not showing COVID symptoms. If you are symptomatic we can arrange for a home test to be sent to you, or for one of our doctors to visit you in your own home to obtain the sample if you are within our area.
COVID -19 is novel virus first identified in Wuhan city, China. Symptoms of coronavirus are a new continuous cough, fever or loss of, or change in, sense of smell or taste.
Generally, coronavirus can cause more severe symptoms in people with weakened immune systems, older people and those with long term conditions like diabetes, cancer and chronic lung disease.
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Book Your Appointment Now
In 3 simple steps you can obtain your fit to fly certificate.
3 Step Process
Book your Appointment
Book your appointment on our simple online booking system, or simply by calling us or dropping us an email.
One of our experienced doctors will perform a nasal/throat swab, which will be sent to our ISO accredited Lab.
Fit to Fly Certificate
We aim to have your COVID-19 test results within 12 -24 hours. If your results are negative you will receive your accredited fit to fly certificate.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is the PCR Swab Test?
The PCR Swab Test is where a throat / nasal swab is taken and sent to the lab to perform RNA analysis to check if you have an active infection of COVID-19.
See Here for more information.
When Will I get the Results?
We aim to have your results back within 12 -24 hours.
Whilst most of the results will be returned the next day, due to certain factors outwith our control (courier delays or delays in the lab) we cannot guarantee that you will have your results by a specific time.
A negative result means you did not have COVID-19 at the time the sample was taken. You will receive a fit to fly certificate to provide your airline.
Can I Take the Test at Home?
Yes, you can order one of our home tests and carry out the swab test yourself. It is best to order the test well in advance of when it is required. You should follow all of the instructions very carefully and be careful to drop your sample in enough time to receive your results.
Results will be sent to you by email within 24 hours of the lab receiveing your sample.
Click & Collect
If you would like to collect your at home tests from our locations in Hamilton or Kilmanock please call us on 0141 221 2496.
What if my Test is Positive?
If you receive a positive test, this indicates that you have COVID-19 and need to self isolate immediately.
You must consent to enter NHS track and Trace with a positive result. You should contact everyone who you have been incontact with for the last 7 days.
For more information on a positive test result you should visit https://111.nhs.uk/covid-19 or contact the NHS on 111.
What if my Test is Negative?
If your test is negative, you will receive your fit to fly certificate to provide your airline.
Please be aware that a negative test result means that you are negative at the time the swab was taken, there is a chance that you could still contract COVID-19. You should be taking all of the neccessary procautions to prevent transmission.
We reccommend wearing a mask, washining your hands regularly for 20 seconds and keeping a safe distance (6 feet) from other people. You should also be following the government guidance regarding restrictions or lockdowns withing your area.
Is your Lab Accredited?
In order to provide COVID-19 testing laboratories must be UKAS accredited and also conform to ISO 15189 or ISO 10725.
Our Lab is both UKAS accredited and conforms to ISO 10725.
How Reliable is the Test?
The test has the sensitivity of 98% and a specificity of 100%.
What is an Invalid Result?
On a very rare occasion (1% of tests), a person’s swab will come back with a result as UNCLEAR.
This can happen if there is not enough moisture in the throat or nasal cavities and therefore not enough viral RNA is collected to enable a successful test.
Please be aware that if this happens, there will not be enough time to carry out a second swab and you will not have a result to enable you to travel.
When Should I book my Test?
It is your responsibility to arrange your test for the correct time scale as required by your airline.
You must correspond with them to find out when they require they test to be done. As some require the test a certain time prior to you leaving the UK and some require a certain time prior to your arrival in your destination.
If you have any connection flights or lay overs you must also check the requirements of this with the airlines also.
We cannot accept any responsibility if you have booked your appointment or taken your test in the wrong timescale required.
Why Do I Need a Test?
PCR Tests are required for traveling to other countries, you can check each Countries requirements here.
Cancellation Policy and Returns
Our home testing kits and click and collect testing kits cannot be returned due to the nature of the tests.
We understand that your flight can be cancelled or rescheduled, therefore we are happy to reschedule your appointment. However if you require to cancel your appointment you will be charged £30 per person.
25 Portland Road, Kilmarnock, KA1 2BT
Waverely House, Hamilton Buisiness Park, Caird Park, Hamilton, ML3 0QA