COVID-19 Pre-flight RT-PCR Swab with Tracked Return

Order by 1pm for Same Day Despatch (m-f).
Next Working Day Delivery by 4pm or pay £20 for before 11am
RM24 Tracked Return Label to Lab included
Register the kit barcode online
Results by end of next day after lab receipt of sample or you get a full refund.
Results sent via email directly from laboratory

Pre-Flight COVID RT-PCR Swabs with Tracked Return - Overview


Blue Horizon are pleased to deliver this all inclusive postal COVID-19 Pre-flight swab service with RM24 Tracked Return to the Laboratory. This bespoke service vastly minimises the risks and consequent disruption of not receiving a timely result. Please note that this has replaced our previous service where we included a courier (hence the much cheaper price), but you are still welcome to book your own courier if you wish. If you don't get your results by the end of the day following the day that the lab receives your sample, you get your money back!

Checks before you place an order..

Please check that the timing calculation charts below for the (sample to flight) window fit with your flight logistic needs. Some flight days we cannot cover

An example process

If you order on Monday before 1pm, then your kit should be with you by Tuesday. If you receive your package on Tuesday, take a sample, and pop in a priority postbox by last collection, your sample should arrive on Wednesday at the laboratory and you should get your results by the end of the day on Thursday - if you don't get your result by the end of the day after your sample arrives at the laboratory you get a full refund!

Logistical Considerations

  1. When do you need your results by? There are a few logistical considerations before you go ahead - see charts below.
  2. We dispatch the kits ourselves by Royal Mail next working day by 1 service if you order by 1. Delivery by 4pm is included, pay £20 more for delivery by 11am.
  3. Once you have taken the sample you may post back in a Royal Mail Priority Postbox - find your nearest one here -
  4. Royal Mail Tracked24 service postboxes are collected from Monday to Saturday and will generally get there the next working day (don't count Sundays). 90% DO arrive the next working day but please consider that they may be late. If your result is time critical, please consider one of the three options.

https://send.parcelforce.com/ - Parcelforce - They offer a next day service. Costs under £20, check their terms in your area.

https://collectsameday.co.uk/ - Collect Same Day - 0333 344 3028 They will collect the same day, and drive it straight to the laboratory. Not the cheapest option, but very effective.

https://www.royalmail.com/sending/uk/sameday - Royal Mail Same Day - 03300 885 522 - Similar service to Collect Same Day.

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Flight Window Calculation Charts      


The following charts are designed to help you work out the day that you will need to take your swab and have your courier collect your sample, depending on which day you need to fly. There is a separate chart for a 3 and a 4 day flight window.


Chart for calculating a 72 hour (3 day) flight window.

Having just a 72 hour window in which to take your swab before your flight can be challenging - indeed, if your flight is on a Tuesday or a Wednesday we advise that you rebook your flight for a day that gives you less challenges.

What day is your flight You need to take your sample and send off on day below - if a 1 working day delivery then.... You should get results on

Thursday

Monday

Wednesday

Friday

Tuesday

Thursday

Saturday

Wednesday

Friday

Sunday

Thursday

Saturday

Monday

Friday

Sunday

Tuesday

Sorry, this is not possible. Fly on a better day.

x

Wednesday

Sorry, this is not possible. Fly on a better day.

x


Chart for calculating a 96 hour (4 day) flight window.

If you have been given a 96 hour window in which to take your swab before your flight then depending on the day of your flight, you may have a choice of days on which to take your swab. However, we strongly advise you make full use of the window and take the swab as early as the 96 hours permits.

What day is your flight You need to take your sample and send off on day below - if a 1 working day delivery then.... You should get results on

Thursday

Monday

Wednesday

Friday

Monday or Tuesday

Wednesday or Thursday

Saturday

Tuesday or Wednesday

Thursday or Friday

Sunday

Wednesday or Thursday

Friday or Saturday

Monday

Thursday

Saturday

Tuesday

Friday

Sunday

Wednesday

Sorry, this is not possible. Fly on a better day.

x




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