COVID-19 Coronavirus Pre-flight PCR Swab

Order by 1pm for Same Day Despatch (m-f).
Next Working Day Delivery
Next Day Return Courier to Lab an extra £15.99
Private GP Referral Included
Turnaround Time 1-2 days from lab receipt
Results sent via email directly from laboratory

Covid-19 Pre-flight PCR Swabs - Overview

If you need to travel overseas and have been asked by the airline or destination embassy to provide a PCR swab to prove you do not have Coronavirus then we may be able to help you. The Blue Horizon COVID-19 Pre-flight PCR Swab service is designed to guide you through this relatively simple process, but you'll need to allow enough time to plan your actions and decide if it will fit your requirements before ordering.

Please Note: Unless specifically requested by an airline or country you are not required to have a 'Fit to Fly' certificate.
You are issued with a Laboratory Certificate PDF with a Negative/Positive result and this has a report date.

Multiple Logistical Considerations of Pre-flight PCR Swabs for Coronavirus

You should consider the following.

  1. Have you been asked for a maximum 3, 4 or 5 day window between when the swab sample is taken and the flight?
  2. What day of the week is the flight on? See charts below.
  3. We dispatch the kits ourselves by Royal Mail next working day by 1 service. They will take a working day to get to you, IF you order by 1. Working days are classed Monday - Friday.
  4. You'll need to pre-book the courier in the days before pick up - see charts below. The courier will not collect on a Friday, Saturday or Sunday.
  5. The courier will collect depending on when you complete the pre-booking form online. See charts below. You may phone the courier from 8am on the day of collection to be given a 2 hour collection slot.
  6. The swab sample should be taken on the day of courier collection.
  7. The courier delivers to the laboratory the next day.
  8. The laboratory aim to report your results within 24 hours, but it may take up to 48 hours.
  9. The timings presented below are to give maximum chance of success of a swab result by flight time.

Webform to book your courier - this should be completed on the day indicated below.

Webform to register your Sample - this should be completed on the day of pickup by the courier, before 8am.

IF you have a 3 day Swab to Flight Window..

IF you have a 4 day Swab to Flight Window

If you have a 5 Day Swab to Flight Window