Show you're safe to fly with a Qured PCR test for travel
Safe travels this autumn with a Covid-19 PCR test and a travel pass signed by a GP
Covid-19 travel certificate
As restrictions on international travel are gradually being lifted, many destination countries require a medical certificate showing proof of a negative test result for Covid-19, either to gain entry or to avoid the need to quarantine. Even in cases where the destination country does not require proof of a negative result, knowing you are coronavirus free before travelling to a foreign country can give you extra peace of mind. We offer ‘safe to fly’ certificates for a small additional fee. Click the button below to use our travel calculator to work out when you need to order your test before you travel. Please check with your airline or destination country to determine how soon before departure the test has to be taken and processed by the lab.
How to get a Covid-19 test for travel
Qured has made getting a Covid-19 test and travel certificate quick and easy. Our Covid-19 travel pass is signed by a medical professional, so you can travel freely to countries that require proof of a negative test. Follow our 4-step process outlined below and travel safely this autumn!
Work out when you need to take your test:
Many destinations require a negative result from a sample taken within a specific time frame before your flight. You should confirm this requirement before purchasing. You can use our travel calculator to find out when you need to order your test.
Order your test and certificate:
Once you’ve confirmed travel dates and when you’ll need to take the test, you can go ahead and order your test with Qured. Order before 3pm for next working day postal delivery*, or 6pm for a next day courier within M25. There is no need to wait, as you can keep hold of the test until it’s required.
*Please note: our cut off for postal delivery is 12pm on a Saturday.
Return your test:
If you have purchased our posted service, please return it to the lab using Royal Mail Next Day Tracked, to ensure timely receipt by the lab*. If you have ordered it by courier, they will return it to the lab on the same day.
*Please note that on a Saturday the postal cut-off is 12pm and on a Sunday the Royal Mail is not operational. If you post before 12pm on a Saturday, the lab will receive it on Monday. If you post after 12pm on a Saturday, the lab will not receive your test until Tuesday.
Getting your results:
We endeavour to return your results within 48 hours of receipt at the lab. Once processed by our team, you will receive an SMS notifying you that your results and travel certificate are available to view in the Qured app (available on iOS and Android). You can also request to receive your results via email. The travel certificate, signed by a Qured GP includes the sample date and the date of the results.
Book in advance and avoid stress! You can order a test kit today for future travel. Once you’ve bought your test, it’s yours to use when you need to - there’s no expiry date but, please note, we do not accept returns. When you’re approaching your travel dates, follow the example timeline above (remember, you already have your kit!) and receive your results in good time.
Rapid PCR test and travel certificate for Covid-19
Our PCR test checks for the presence of Covid-19 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 require a negative result for international travel. The test can detect Covid-19 even if the individual is asymptomatic. Our Covid-19 travel certificates can be used to prove a negative result required by certain countries to gain entry or avoid the need to quarantine. Results are released 48 hours after the completed test is received at the lab. You will be able to view your results and travel certificate in the Qured app as soon as they are received and processed by our team. The results will include the patient name, date of test, DOB and results from the test taken. Our ‘Covid-19 fit to fly certificate’ is signed by a Qured GP and will state the date the test was done.
PCR Swab Test
- Tests whether you have Covid-19 or not.
- Throat and nasal swab test.
- At least 98% sensitivity (true positives) and 100% specificity (true negatives).
- Phone consultation with a GP if your test result is positive.
- Covid-19 travel certificates available - show you’re safe to fly.
- Lab results in 48 hours from receipt of test by laboratory.
- Download the Qured app to view your results and travel certificate.
- Test is for five years and older, please see our FAQs for further detail on testing of children.
- Royal Mail next working day tracked delivery included.
- Optional next day courier service (within M25), to your door and on to the lab.
IgG Antibody test
- Covid-19 IgG antibody test.
- Blood sample test.
- Tests whether you have Covid-19 antibodies or not, to be undertaken 14 days or more following exposure or onset of symptoms.
- A health professional will visit your home to take a venous blood sample.
- At least 97.5% sensitivity (true positives) and 99.8% specificity (true negatives).
- Lab results in 2-3 working days (upon receipt of test by laboratory).
- Test is for 18 years and older.
To work out when you need to order your test from Qured, to get your results in good time before your flight, you can use our 'travel calculator'. Click here to use the calculator.
Please note that our calculator cannot tell you when to take your test. This varies by airline and destination, so it is your responsibility to check the maximum number of hours/days prior to your flight you need to have taken your test by, for it to be accepted. Once the airline has confirmed this, the test needs to be taken at the earliest date that can be stated on the results and returned to the lab immediately thereafter, so that we can get your results to you in good time. You are responsible for taking your test within the correct time frame and Qured will not provide any advice relating to these timings.
Qured accepts no responsibility or liability for any costs arising from any delay, disruption or cancellation of your travel plans directly or indirectly caused by the requirement to produce a travel certificate.
Our laboratory partners normally process and return results within 48 hours from receiving the test at the laboratory. However, from time to time the laboratories may have to prioritise NHS demand. You will receive an SMS notifying you that your results and travel certificate are available to view in the Qured app (available on iOS and Android). Upon request, results are also sent to your email from our encrypted Protonmail server. Please check the app and your spam folder before contacting our support team about results.
You will receive a PDF of the results which will include the patient name, date of test, DOB and results from the test taken and confirmation that the lab is UKAS accredited.
For an additional £20, we can provide a medical certificate signed by a Qured GP. This will state the date you took the sample and the date the results were released by our lab partner.
We offer two delivery options for the PCR test.
PCR test with Royal Mail with PDF lab results (arriving next day, if ordered before 3pm) £129. You will need to return via next day tracked mail.
PCR test with Courier with PDF lab results (within M25 next day), if ordered before 6pm £158.
Unfortunately neither we nor our lab partner are able to accept tests delivered by hand. Please make sure that you book in plenty of time to return your test and receive your results.
Our laboratory guarantees you will receive your results within 48 hours of them receiving your sample. If it is close to that time and you have not received your results, please email firstname.lastname@example.org and they will assist.
Please note that results will be delayed if you do not follow the instructions that are supplied with the test, such as not taking a valid sample or not providing correct information.
Yes, our results are UKAS verified and can be accepted internationally.
We have included a pre-paid return envelope to send the test back to our diagnostic partner.
If returning your sample by post, please make sure the postal tracking label has been affixed to the front of the return envelope and that you have taken note of your postal tracking number.
Please note that your sample can only be posted in a Royal Mail priority post box in the UK.
Please do not use any other Royal Mail post box as your sample may not reach the laboratory in time to process.
If you cancel your test within 2 hours of ordering, we will process a full refund.
If you have already received your test but no longer wish to use it, we can offer a refund on receipt of the unused kit and return envelope, less a 25% administration fee.
Occasionally our lab will return a void or inconclusive result. This may mean that the swab was not performed correctly, or that there was a 'borderline' reading, which may happen at the earliest or late stages of infection. If you require retesting for either reason, we will offer you a discounted rate, but no refunds will be offered.
Our patients say it best
Hear what some of our thousands of happy patients have to say
Thanks for the great service on the Covid-19 test. It was back within two days. Our initial appointments and follow up calls were timely, and professional. All in all a great service thank you.
Excellent service. I got a phone call within an hour of making an appointment online and I had a courier at my home the following morning with a test kit.
Get tested today
Qured offers both Covid-19 PCR Swab tests and Covid-19 Antibody tests. Our test packages include support from our GPs and health professionals to help you manage your health during the coronavirus pandemic.Book a test now