Covid-19 antigen test for travel. Rapid results.

Affordable antigen tests for Fit to Fly from just £22.

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Pre-departure Rapid Antigen test

from£

22

  • Must be taken within 72 hours before travelling to the UK. Order before your trip, pack it in your suitcase.
  • Only required if you’re not fully vaccinated.
  • Rapid results - official travel document in 2 hours.
  • Free Standard Delivery, or choose our Expedited Courier service.

Fit to Fly Rapid Antigen test

from£

22

  • The most affordable travel test (with airline discounts).
  • Rapid results - official travel document in 2 hours, accepted by VeriFLY.
  • EU approved test, valid for travel to countries that accept antigen tests (check local requirements).
  • Take the test yourself or opt for a video consultation with a Health Advisor who will guide you through the process (+£7).
  • Free Standard Delivery, or choose our Expedited Courier service.

The quickest Covid-19 test for travel

Speed up your travel testing by purchasing a rapid lateral flow test from Qured. Our rapid antigen test is approved for use in the EU, the USA and other countries across the world.

You can use our antigen test for:

  • Travel to countries that accept rapid antigen tests

  • CDC compliant travel to the USA (video consultation required)

  • Pre-departure tests to the UK if you’re not fully vaccinated

Self-test and submit your results to our portal or choose to take the test over video call with a Health Advisor to ensure you’re testing accurately. After submitting your result, it’s verified by our team to give official results. From £22.

How our rapid antigen test works

  1. Click Book now and choose the tests you need. Choose your preferred shipping option and complete your booking. 

  2. Register your tests using the codes sent to your email - follow the instructions to activate your kit and fill in your travel information. If you’ve chosen our video consultation add-on, you’ll schedule that here.

  3. We’ll dispatch your test on the same day if booked with Standard Delivery before 1:30pm. For Expedited Courier tests, we’ll send it on the next day if booked before 6pm.

  4. Follow the instructions to take your test and submit your results for verification. They’ll be available within 2 hours (between 08:00 - 00:00 GMT, up to 8 hours outside of these times) after taking your test! Ensure you do this within the correct timeframe for your travel.

  5. If you’ve chosen our video consultation add-on, our friendly Health Advisor will walk you through taking your test and how to submit your results.

FAQs

Lateral flow testing is an established rapid diagnostic method to check for the presence of viral ‘antigens’ when a person has Covid-19. Lateral flow is useful for finding out if a person is currently infectious, and able to transmit the virus to others.

A lateral flow test kit is a small cassette which consists of a well for dispensing the sample and a window for reading results. The enclosed test strip will develop visible lines depending on the presence or absence of Covid-19.

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We’ve made taking a self-administered lateral flow test at home quick and easy and reliable. Order online and choose whether to have a Health Advisor supervise your test over video call for peace of mind.

For self-tests with no supervision:

  • Once your kit has arrived, ensure you'll be able to take it in the timeframe required for your travel (usually 72 hours, but requirements differ from country to country, so please check).

  • Follow the enclosed instructions to take the test and get a result.

  • After 15 minutes, upload a picture of your test cassette alongside a valid photo ID to your booking in your Qured account.

  • You'll get a verified result and official travel documents within 12 hours.

For tests with video supervision:

  • Once your kit has arrived, you’ll need to schedule a remote video call with one of our Health Advisors. You'll be given a link to do this in your booking confirmation email.

  • On the day of your test, you’ll be given a link to join a virtual waiting room. The Health Advisor will join the call and walk you through taking the test and processing your result.

  • After 15 minutes, upload a picture of your test cassette alongside a valid photo ID to your booking in your Qured account.

  • You'll get a verified result and official travel documents within 12 hours.

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A sample is taken from the back of the throat, around the tonsils and/or from the nose, using a swab. 

The swab is then immersed into a chemical solution, which is dripped into the well of the lateral flow device. This solution produces a reaction with the test strip inside the device, creating a result. The results are available from the test device from 15-20 minutes after mixing the sample with the lateral flow test.

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Qured only uses tests that have passed evaluation conducted by Public Health England. The manufacturers of the tests used by Qured states that these tests have a sensitivity, or true positive rate, of at least 96.4% and a specificity, or true negative rate, of at least 99.5%, when compared to PCR tests.

According to government guidance, lateral flow testing is useful for finding out if a person is infectious now and able to transmit the virus to others. The level of sensitivity is high enough to detect the vast majority of these cases. Lateral flow testing is less likely to return a positive result outside the infectious window.

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Our tests are CE marked and registered with the MHRA.

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Each country has different requirements for entry.  Some accept only nucleic acid tests like PCR, others accept antigen tests including lateral flow tests meeting certain criteria.  For UK entry the test must meet performance standards of ≥97% specificity, ≥80% sensitivity at viral loads above 100,000 copies/ml. These standards are also recommended by the World Health Organization, and have been accepted by several other countries including Germany and Italy. The LFD tests we use meet these UK and international standards.  However, if you are planning to use our LFD test for Fit to Fly outbound travel,  please check the test requirements of your destination country as regulations can change quickly.

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Antigen LFD tests detect a protein from the nucleocapsid (a membrane found inside the virus), whereas PCR detects RNA (the genetic material of the virus). PCR is highly sensitive and can detect very small amounts of RNA, even after the virus has been inactivated by the immune system (it can take weeks for viral RNA to degrade). This means that an individual can test positive by PCR even though they do not have a current infection.

LFD tests will only report a positive result if the test detects the target membrane protein of the virus. Therefore, LFD is better suited to identifying those who are currently infectious and most likely to spread the virus further. This can help to reduce the risk to others of exposure to Covid-19.

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It is possible for PCR tests to remain positive for sometime after Covid-19 infection. Anyone who has previously received a positive test result for Covid-19 should only be re-tested within a 90-day period if they develop any new symptoms of Covid-19.

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