Lateral Flow Test for Flying

LFT for Flying

Rapid COVID-19 Self-Test

  • Results in 15 Minutes
  • Easy to Use
  • UK Government Approved Test
From
£4.78 View Product

Fit to Fly LFT Test

  • Results in 60 Minutes
  • Tested in London Laboratory
  • Includes Fit-to-Fly Certificate
From
£19.99 View Product

Do you need a lateral flow test to fly? Airlines have different policies when it comes to the type of test they will accept as proof a passenger does not have Covid-19. The first test is a simple lateral flow test. The next is the same lateral flow test that has been reviewed by a lab, which then issues a "fit to fly" certificate. Speak to your airline which type of test they require. Both test types are available for sale here at UK Meds by clicking the shown test kit products above.

Where to get a Lateral Flow Test for Flying?

If you are flying in or out of the UK, you should be prepared to take a covid-19 test (if you are not currently vaccinated). Those who are "fully vaccinated" are not required to produce test results. This process can be confusing, so we outline the requirements below (as of the time of writing, February 18, 2022). If you are fully vaccinated, you will not need a lateral flow test fit to fly.

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What does it mean to be fully vaccinated?

To be fully vaccinated, you must have proof of vaccination. From the UK government website:

To qualify under the fully vaccinated rules for travel to England, you must have proof of vaccination with a full course of an approved vaccine.

You must have had your final dose of the vaccine at least 14 days before you arrive in England. The day you had your final dose does not count as one of the 14 days.

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Where to get a Lateral Flow Test for Flying

Where can i buy lateral flow test to fly? We have them here at UK Meds. If your airline indicates that a lateral flow test is sufficient, we have an inexpensive testing kit that is currently £4.78 (as of February 19, 2022). This test kit is available at the top of this page.

In certain cases, airlines or governments may require a "fit to fly" certificate before you are allowed to travel. This is also called a fit to fly letter, because they are a letter of assurance from a general practitioner that you do not have Covid-19. You can order lateral flow tests from UK Meds that come with a fit to fly certificate. With this type of test, you take a photograph of your test result and send it to a provided email address. From there, a lab will review your test result and email back a certificate you can print that you are "fit to fly". This assumes you have a negative result from the provided lateral flow test.

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Where can I get LFT Tests for flying in the UK?

We have lft tests available here at UK Meds. These are also known as "rapid tests" or "antigen tests". They are rapid tests because they provide a result in the privacy of your home in as little as 15 minutes. Even our fit to fly certificate tests provide results in as little as 15 minutes, but take an extra 60 minutes after emailing your test result to receive a fit to fly certificate.

Are lateral flow tests free?

You may be able to find lateral flow tests free from the airline where you are purchasing your ticket. If they do not provide Covid-19 tests for free, our test is inexpensive and available for less than £5. We have overnight shipping, so you can rest assured you will have the test available prior to your flight.

Where can I get a lateral flow test?

Do you need a lateral flow test pharmacy? UK Meds can ship a lateral flow test to you overnight. Our tests are inexpensive, UK government approved and meet Covid-19 testing requirements for travel or work. Place your order for a lateral flow test today with UK Meds.

Are travel testing kits available online?

Depending on requirements of your airline, we have simple lateral flow testing kits for Covid-19, as well as "fit to fly" certificates. The certificate, also called a fit to fly letter, can be emailed you after submitting a digital photo of your testing result to a provided address. The test itself is currently £4.78 from UK Meds. The fit to fly test is £19.99, and includes the fit to fly letter from a doctor. The testing can be done in the privacy of your own home, and a doctor can issue a fit to fly certificate to your email address.

What are travel testing kits?

Travel testing kits for Covid-19, also known as lateral flow tests, rapid tests and antigen tests, are kits that can detect the presence of Covid-19 in your system in as little as 15 minutes. Our travel testing kits are inexpensive and can help you qualify as being tested for Covid-19 for work or travel purposes.

Where to buy a Covid-19 test online

Where can I buy a Covid test online? Order your test from UK Meds. We have inexpensive tests that are shipped discreetly and quickly. Receive your test with next day shipping and see the results of your test within 15 minutes of use.

Rapid COVID-19 Self-Test

  • Results in 15 Minutes
  • Easy to Use
  • UK Government Approved Test
From
£4.78 View Product

Fit to Fly LFT Test

  • Results in 60 Minutes
  • Tested in London Laboratory
  • Includes Fit-to-Fly Certificate
From
£19.99 View Product