What is a COVID-19 PCR test?

PCR tests are the new industry standard in detecting whether you have the Coronavirus. They work by taking a swab from your nasal passage and analysing for any traces of SARS-COV-2 to detect infections. 

With a 99% test accuracy rate, and results delivered to your door within 1-2 days, our PCR test aims to deliver you peace of mind, as fast as possible. VisitHealth’s PCR Tests will make sure that worrying about being infected by COVID comes to a quick and swift conclusion.

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Why do I need a COVID-19 PCR test?

In the current climate, it’s incredibly important to make sure you are not carrying the virus, especially if you are visiting vulnerable family and friends, 

travelling and need a Fit To Fly Certificate or for peace of mind. A negative PCR test is essential to gain entry into many countries so it is necessary that the test you have is accurate and the results are given swiftly.

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Frequently Asked Questions

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    Is VisitHealth's COVID-19 test suitable for travelling?

    Yes. Our COVID-19 test results are signed by a doctor and accepted as a Fit To Fly Certificate internationally.
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    Is VisitHealth's COVID-19 test PHE approved?

    Yes. VisitHealth provides PHE approved COVID-19 PCR tests.
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    When will I get my COVID-19 test results?

    You will get your COVID-19 tests results signed by a doctor in 1-2 working days.

What is a Fit To Fly Certificate?

A Fit To Fly Certificate is a document that is trusted by many countries as viable proof of your negative PCR Test results. You may need one if you are travelling to certain countries during the pandemic. If you are planning to travel abroad, the Fit To Fly certificate is a trusted safety guarantee that is issued from a GP to allow you to enter or fly to another country.

Currently, NHS tests for COVID are not deemed as suitable evidence by most major airlines as the tests are not performed with international travel in mind.

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Get your Fit To Fly certificate from VisitHealth

Rest easy and order a Fit To Fly Certificate from VisitHealth to make sure that your travel goes smoothly and pain-free. Book a PCR test today and get your results together with a Fit To Fly Certificate in 1-2 working days. Note: always allow enough time for test processing!

Visit the official government foreign travel advice page for entry requirements and to find out which countries have restrictions. 

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Coronavirus FIT TO FLY COVID-19 PCR Test


Get a Fit to Fly (Travel Certificate) COVID-19 PCR test brought to your home by a medic.

Is this test right for me?

Book a PCR swab test to identify whether you currently have COVID-19. You may want this test if you are worried about passing COVID-19 on to others at work, to people in your bubble or anyone else you come into contact with - especially as 1in 3 people have no symptoms of coronavirus.

What is involved in the self-swab COVID-19 test?

A swab is taken from your nose and throat, the medic will carry this out at your home to help increase accuracy and reduce the chance of an inconclusive result. Your test will be processed in 1-2 working days, you will be provided with proof of your tests and use it as your Fit-To-Fly certificate.

***This test IS accepted as a travel certificate / Fit-To-Fly certificate. You will be required to provide your passport number as per PHE requirements. However, it is your responsibility to check entry requirement for your destination country***

1-2 working days


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Exit Self-Isolation Early

The Test to Release program is an initiative by the UK Government to relax self-isolation requirements when returning from a different country. This program comes into effect on the 15th of December and relies on a negative PCR test after 5 days in self-isolation.
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Get your Test To Release certificate from VisitHealth

We expect to be an approved provider of this scheme. The PCR test can be conducted at your home and it takes 2 days to deliver results to get you out of self-isolating quickly! If you don’t want to put your life on hold because of COVID-19, book a PCR Test in advance today so you can return to enjoying your life again.
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A COVID-19 PCR swab test identifies whether you currently have COVID-19.

If you arrive in England from somewhere outside the UK, Ireland, the Channel Islands or the Isle of Man you must quarantine for 10 days on arrival. Under the Test to Release scheme you can choose to pay for a private COVID-19 test. If the result is negative, you can end your quarantine.

You cannot take a test until you have been in England for 5 full days or if you have been in a red-list country in the 10 days prior to arrival.

The scheme is voluntary and applies to those quarantining in England only. If you do not want to opt into the Test to Release scheme, you will need to quarantine for 10 days.

What you need to do depends on where you travel in the 10 days before you arrive in England. Please read the full guidance at: How to quarantine when you arrive in England - GOV.UK (www.gov.uk).

***This test IS accepted as a test to release certificate (5th day of islation) certificate. You will be required to provide us additional information as per PHE requirements. It is your responsibility to check the latest requirement***

1-2 working days


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How does VisitHealth work?

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    Step 1: Book a home visit

    Book an appointment via our website or email/call our team. A visit fee will apply depending on your location and appointment time.
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    Step 2: Meet our practitioner

    We come to you on the day your visit is booked. VisitHealth practitioner will have all the required equipment to provide a COVID-19 test to you and your family.
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    Step 3: Get the results & certificate

    We deliver results and certificates electronically via email or by post to you or your doctor. 
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