Fitness to Travel Covid-19 Testing and Certificate Service
Show you’re safe to fly with a PCR test and travel certificate in Maidstone, Kent.
With more and more of us beginning to travel internationally again, some destinations are requesting proof of a negative test result for COVID-19, either to gain entry or to avoid the need to quarantine upon arrival. Even if you’re visiting a country that doesn’t require this proof, knowing that you’re coronavirus free before travelling can give you peace of mind. We offer both Covid-19 testing at Illuminate Skin Clinic as well as ‘fit to fly’ travel certificates for an additional fee.
Please note that due to the high demand for testing we are no longer able to offer COVID-19 PCR tests purely for leisure travel purposes or for those who are asymptomatic. We’re still currently offering tests to those who are travelling for work purposes and we will request a letter from your employer upon booking.
Our UKAS accredited PCR test checks for the presence of coronavirus in your system. The PCR test is most appropriate during the earliest stages of exposure to the virus, approximately 1-11 days, and should be undertaken when someone suspects they have Covid-19, or if they believe they have been recently exposed to it.
How does the process work?
Most airlines require the test to be carried out a certain number of days before travelling. We recommend checking directly with your airline for the correct timeframe. Once you know this, you can go ahead and book your in-clinic test for the most appropriate day. The test sample will arrive with the laboratory the following day. Once the lab has received this, they will endeavour to release your results within 48 hours.
Your results will be sent to you via email, along with a signed travel certificate, if purchased.
Can I purchase a test to do at home?
We also offer a virtual at-home Covid-19 testing service which you can read more about here. If you know that you’re going to be travelling in the near future, you can order your test in advance so that you have it ready to use when you need it.
Not for profit
At Illuminate Skin Clinic, we have made the decision to offer all our COVID-related services as ‘not for profit’ to help support the community during this time.
Disclaimer: Please be aware that results and benefits may vary from patient to patient taking into consideration factors such as age, lifestyle and medical history.
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If you have further questions about this treatment, please call us on
0330 1331 272
What information will be on my results and certificate?
Your results are sent via email with a PDF of the results from our UKAS accredited laboratory. These will include your name, the date the sample was taken, the date the result was released by the lab and your positive or negative result.
For an additional £35 we can provide a PDF branded certificate signed by our doctor. This will include your name, your date of birth, the date of the test and the results.
Is the PCR test UKAS accredited?
Yes, our results are UKAS verified and can be accepted internationally.
How long will it take to receive my results?
Once the laboratory has received the test, they aim to turn around the results within 48 hours. The entire process usually takes three days.
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