If you are planning to travel overseas very soon, you may need a fit to fly certificate to prove that you are COVID free and fit to fly. Some countries as well as some airlines across the world are now requiring passengers to present a certificate showing that they are free from the COVID-19 virus.
There are many facilities out there that can provide a COVID-19 test and assess whether you are fit to fly. You need to look for a facility whose turnaround time is very quick and results are provided within 24 to 36 hours of the swab being administered.
You are probably wondering if you really need a COVID-19 test to fly. Since the onset of the coronavirus pandemic, so many airlines require passengers to provide a negative COVID-19 test prior to checking in. The first airline to request testing was Emirates, and it was quickly followed with Etihad. In case you plan to fly to or through the United Arab Emirates you need a negative COVID-19 test that is conducted using the PCR method. This test should be conducted 96 hours before your departure from Australia.
But the question about whether or not you need a COVID-19 test before your flight is entirely dependent on where you plan to fly to. It is imperative that you check with your airline before you fly.
Getting a fit to fly certificate is easy. You simply need to schedule an appointment with a reputable facility near you, and then be sure to attend your appointment, answer some screening questions and have your temperature checked at reception. Remember to wear a mask. At the facility, a practice nurse will take a brief history and undertake the COVID-19 swab. After the test, a certificate will be issued and a copy of the results attached and emailed to you.
For more information on what to know before getting a fit to fly certificate, visit our website at https://www.harleymedic.co.uk/