Find the cheapest “fit to fly” COVID-19 tests for travel from England

Compare these private COVID-19 pre-departure testing kits and get the best deal on tests for travelling abroad.

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Name Product Test purpose Test type Test location Price (from) Key benefits
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Project Screen Lateral Flow Home Fit to Fly Test Click & Collect
Pre-departure from the UK
Lateral flow (antigen)
Home
£14
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4Medical Fit to fly Lateral Flow In-Clinic Test
Pre-departure from the UK
Lateral flow (antigen)
Clinic
£17.50
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Corona Test Centre Same-Day Fit to Fly Antigen Test
Pre-departure from the UK
Lateral flow (antigen)
Clinic
£39
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ExpressTest Same Day PCR Fit to Fly
Pre-departure from the UK
PCR
Airport, Clinic
£79
Skyway Testing Fit-to-Fly Lateral Flow Antigen Test
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Skyway Testing Fit-to-Fly Lateral Flow Antigen Test
Pre-departure from the UK
Lateral flow (antigen)
Home
£17.50
Get £2.50 off antigen tests. Use code CTFLFD at checkout.
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Kurix Health Lateral Flow Antigen Fit to Fly & General Testing Home Test Kit
Pre-departure from the UK
Lateral flow (antigen)
Home
£18.50
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Official Rapid Tests COVID-19 Test For USA (Video Supervised)
Pre-departure from the UK
Lateral flow (antigen)
Home
£24.99
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Boots At-Home Fit to Fly PCR Test by MyHealthChecked
Pre-departure from the UK
PCR
Home
£62
Get £6 off PCR tests. Use code C6OFF at checkout.
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4Medical Fit To Travel In-Clinic Appointment
Pre-departure from the UK
PCR
Clinic
£65
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Chronomics COVID-19 pre-departure rapid antigen test
Pre-departure from the UK
Lateral flow (antigen)
Home
£15
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Project Screen Lateral Flow Home Fit to Fly Test – results in 20 mins
Pre-departure from the UK
Lateral flow (antigen)
Home
£17
Exclusive low price with code FINDER5
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Accendo Lab Covid-19 Rapid Antigen Travel Test Go Express
Pre-departure from the UK
Lateral flow (antigen)
Home
£19.99
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Harley Medic International Fit to Fly Antigen Test
Pre-departure from the UK
Lateral flow (antigen)
Home
£19.99
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Official Rapid Tests COVID-19 Rapid Antigen Test
Pre-departure from the UK
Lateral flow (antigen)
Home
£19.99
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MyHealthChecked Fit-to-Fly Rapid Antigen Test
Pre-departure from the UK
Lateral flow (antigen)
Home
£20
Skyway Testing Video Supervised Lateral Flow Fit-to-Fly Test
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Skyway Testing Video Supervised Lateral Flow Fit-to-Fly Test
Pre-departure from the UK
Lateral flow (antigen)
Home
£24.99
Get £4.99 off supervised lateral flow tests. Use code CTFSUP at checkout.
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Chronomics Fit to Fly (Supervised Rapid Antigen)
Pre-departure from the UK
Lateral flow (antigen)
Home
£25
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ExpressTest (Antigen) Lateral Flow Fit to Fly Home Test
Pre-departure from the UK
Lateral flow (antigen)
Home
£25
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4Medical Fit to fly Lateral Flow Home Test Kit
Pre-departure from the UK
Lateral flow (antigen)
Home
£29
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Corona Test Centre Fit to Fly Antigen Home Test
Pre-departure from the UK
Lateral flow (antigen)
Home
£29
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What is a “fit to fly” test?

A “fit to fly” test is a COVID-19 test that many countries around the world are requiring travellers to take before they leave England to travel abroad. When the results of your “fit to fly” test come back negative for COVID-19 you will receive a “fit to fly” certificate which you must present at the airport before your flight.

How much do “fit to fly” tests cost?

You can compare test prices in the table above. As these tests are provided by private companies the prices can vary, but the average price for a “fit to fly” PCR test is around £70, or around £20 for a lateral flow test.

Should a “fit to fly” test be a PCR or an antigen (lateral flow) test?

The type of test necessary for you to travel depends on which country you are going to.

A polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test is the most accurate test for the virus and requires your swab be sent to a laboratory for analysis. Depending on your destination, you may need to do your PCR test at a clinic or you may be able to do it yourself at home and then get it to a clinic/lab.

Antigen tests (also known as lateral flow tests) are rapid tests you can do at home if you have no symptoms of COVID. This involves doing a swab of your tonsils and nose and works similarly to a pregnancy test. Within 30 minutes you’ll see if you have tested positive or negative for the virus. In order to get a certificate of a negative test result from the test provider, you’ll generally need to supply video or photographic proof to demonstrate that it was you who took the test, that you did it properly, and that you did it within the right time frame.

Lateral flow tests are quicker and cheaper than PCR tests and are accepted as proof of a negative test result by some countries.

NHS tests can’t be used for international travel.

PCR vs lateral flow COVID-19 tests for travellers

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