COVID-19 PCR Tests for Travel. Fit to Fly Testing.

Listed on Government website/GOV.UK. Delivery nationwide. Same day service available.

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PRIORITY 24hr SERVICE

COVID-19 RT-qPCR Test for Travel: Priority 24 hr Results – £125

  • Results within 24 hrs of receipt of sample at our labs
  • Simple and convenient self-swab kit for COVID-19
  • Detects all currently known COVID-19 variants
  • Fit to Fly Travel Certificate included
  • Free FedEx Tracked Next-Day Delivery (order before 12pm Mon-Fri)
  • Free FedEx Guaranteed Next Day Pre-10am Return Courier
  • Listed on Government website/GOV.UK
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SAME DAY RESULTS

COVID-19 qPCR Test for Travel: Urgent Same Day Results – POA

  • Results the same day as receipt of sample at our labs
  • Simple and convenient self-swab kit for COVID-19
  • Detects all currently known COVID-19 variants
  • Fit to Fly Travel Certificate included
  • Free FedEx Tracked Next-Day Delivery (order before 12pm Mon-Fri)
  • Free FedEx Guaranteed Next Day Pre-10am Return Courier
  • Listed on Government website/GOV.UK
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COVID-19 PCR travel test delivered direct to your door

Be sure of your COVID status before travelling with our gold standard, CE marked COVID-19 PCR tests.

All tests come with free next day nationwide courier delivery (order before 12pm Mon-Fri) and guaranteed next day return courier. Get your results within 24 hours of your sample reaching our laboratories or for more urgent requirements use our same day service.

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Fit to Fly travel certificates included with all tests

We issue PCR travel certificates / fit to fly certificates with all COVID-19 tests at no additional cost. Our ‘fit to fly’ certificates are accepted internationally as proof of your Covid-19 status only. We cannot provide medical certificates as confirmation of your fitness to fly for any other health conditions.

As travel regulations are subject to change, please keep up to date with the latest Government advice about travel and check the requirements for your destination country before ordering your COVID-19 home test kit.

Please call a member of our team on 02920 540 000 if you are unsure and would like to discuss your travel timeline and related testing window.

Testing within 90 days of a previous infection

There is a possibility that a PCR test can return a positive result for some time after a previous Covid-19 infection. Government guidelines state that anyone who has previously received a positive Covid-19 result should not be re-tested within 90 days unless they develop new Covid-19 symptoms. If you require a Covid-19 test for travel purposes within 90 days of a previous positive test result, please be aware that there is possibility your test may return a positive result. MTD accepts no responsibility for any costs arising from the delay or cancellation of your travel plans in this event.

STEP 1

Work out when you need to take your test

Many airlines and countries require a mandatory, negative COVID-19 PCR test result confirming that you are COVID free before travel. You must ensure you complete your swab test within the testing window set out by your destination country as this may vary.

You should check with your airline and destination country about any special requirements for the test &/or certificate before purchasing and confirm with MTD before submitting test swab that these will be met, to prevent issues later in you travels.

Testing window examples:

Swab before departure time

Your destination requires the swab to be taken 72 hours before departure time.  You depart at 10.00am on Thursday. You must take your swab as early as possible within the testing window but after 10am on the Monday.

Swab before arrival time

Your destination requires the swab to be taken 48hours before arrival time.  You arrive at 11am on Thursday. You must take your swab as early as possible within the testing window but after 11am on the Tuesday.

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STEP 2

Order your COVID-19 PCR travel test & fit to fly certificate

Once you have confirmed your travel arrangements and when you need to take your test, order your test. You can order your test in advance and keep this until it is required.

All our PCR tests for travel include:

  • FedEx Tracked Next-Day Delivery (order before 12pm Mon-Fri)
  • FedEx Guaranteed Next Day Pre-10am Return Courier

Please note, due to limited collection/delivery options over a weekend, please contact us via C19Support@minton.co.uk if you are travelling on a Monday or Tuesday to a country which requires a test taken 48 or 72 hours prior to travel. Please include your travel date & time and the testing window set out by your carrier or destination country. We can then advise your delivery/testing options and cost.

Orders placed after 12pm on Friday or over the weekend will be dispatched on Monday.

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STEP 3

Take your PCR travel test

The PCR test can easily be performed at home. Using a swab you will take a combined throat and nose sample. Your home test kit is supplied with a detailed set of instructions guiding you on how to collect your sample correctly.

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STEP 4

Return your test

Your COVID test will be returned to our laboratories by guaranteed next day return courier.

Please note Couriers are unable to deliver to the laboratory over the weekend.

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STEP 5

Receiving your results

Results will be emailed to the nominated recipient the same day (urgent service) or within 24 hours (priority service).  Your fit-to-fly travel certificate will be sent to you via email, to serve as proof of your result.

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FAQs

Still have some questions?

Here are some of the questions we get asked most about our Coronavirus Test (COVID-19). If you can’t find your question here visit our FAQ page or contact a member of our team.

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When should I self-swab?

To ensure best results you should self-swab on the day of posting back to our laboratories. If this is not possible the evening before returning your sample to our laboratories is acceptable.

Once the swab is taken and during transit it does not need special storage or handling, but should not be exposed to excessive temperatures. For example storing the swab kit in a hot car (above 28°C) could render the sample unfit for testing.

When will I receive my results?

Results will be emailed to the nominated recipient the same day (urgent service) or within the  24 hours (priority service).

If you require your results quickly, our urgent service guarantees your results the same day we receive your sample  arrives at our laboratory.

With our priority service your results will be available within 24 hours of receipt of your sample. Our scientists will ensure that you receive your results as soon as possible.

Please note – our laboratories operate a limited weekend service. If your sample window requires that your test is taken or processed over the weekend contact the laboratory to confirm testing available with view to scheduling a slot. Failure to do this may cause a further delay of 24-48 hours. Slots are offered on a first come basis.

How will I receive my results?

Results will be emailed to the nominated recipient the same day (urgent service) or within the  24 hours (priority service). An official laboratory analysis certificate will be sent to you via email, to serve as proof of your result.

This report will contain details of the test performed including:

  • Your name
  • Infectious disease tested
  • Date of sample
  • Testing date
  • Test method
  • Results summary
  • Test provider
  • Passport number

What happens if I get a positive result?

COVID-19 is a new, notifiable disease, which means that it’s a legal requirement for MTD to inform Public Health if a positive result is recorded. An individual advised of a positive result, is required to IMMEDIATELY contact NHS119 to explain they have had a screening COVID-19 PCR test which has returned a positive result. The likelihood is that NHS119 will instruct that person and anyone who has had prolonged close contact with them to self-isolate in-line with current government guidelines.

Additionally, we will notify the Department of Health and may require the tested person to provide additional information.

For further guidance please visit the NHS website.

Does the test detect new variants of COVID-19?

Yes all of our COVID-19 RT-qPCR tests can detect all currently known variants* of the coronavirus.

*Information provided kit manufacturer (28th January 2021) and correct at this time

Will I be able to track my sample to your laboratories?

Yes, your test includes FedEx Guaranteed Next Day Pre-10am Return Courier

When we dispatch your test kit, we will send you an email with your tracking number.

Do I get the results same day or within 24 hrs after placing the order online?

No, the specified turnaround time is the time our laboratory requires to analyse your sample and determine the result. The specified turnaround times are from receipt of your samples into our laboratory. If you require your test result within a specific timeframe, please ensure you factor in the additional time required to order and return your test kit.

How do I make a corporate or bulk order?

If you require corporate or bulk orders please call a member of our team on +44 (0) 2920 540 000 or email c19support@minton.group and they will be able to assist you.

Please refer to our COVID testing for organisations page to see the bespoke services we offer.