Why Obtaining a Fit to Fly Certificate is So Important?

At the moment, people are only able to legally travel abroad if they have a legitimate permitted reason, but with lockdown easing and the skies starting to slowly open again, people are beginning to plan their well-needed vacations abroad. Due to COVID-19, a fit to fly certificate should now be at the top of your ‘’to-do list’’ as some countries are now requiring evidence of a negative COVID-19 test result. A Fit to Fly certificate is a proven document by legal and medical standards that can be obtained for the purpose of travel, ensuring you don’t present a risk of spreading coronavirus.

Depending on your destination, some countries require travelers to show proof of a negative COVID-19 test up to 72 hours before their departure. Traveling during the pandemic can be very stressful, so be sure to check with your airline or travel agency for any specific requirements as destinations that demand negative COVID-19 results are constantly changing,

The Certificate should provide all your necessary information such as:

  • Name
  • DOB (date of birth)
  • Passport number
  • Confirmation of negative results
  • Signature from a qualified medical practitioner
  • Full test report and audit trail

How to Obtain a Fit to Fly Certificate.

The NHS does not provide Fit to Fly COVID-19 tests to people who are traveling abroad, therefore you can order a test kit privately or receive your Fit to Fly certification through PCR testing at Miles Pharmacy with results received within 48-72 hours. The benefits of having a Fit to Fly Certificate include being able to prove you are at low risk of spreading the virus to other people in countries you are visiting and the authorization of airlines for you to safely board with them.

Returning to the UK?

We’ve touched on what you need to do if you are travelling abroad but what about returning to the UK? All passengers returning to the UK should complete a passenger location form and again provide proof of negative COVID-19 test results. Once you return to the UK you will have to self-isolate for 8 days.

Turn to Miles Pharmacy for your travel needs including Fit to Fly Certification with prompt, practitioner-signed results, and plan your next trip safely.