COVID-19 Pre-Flight Test & Lab Report

Our pre-flight home test uses RT-PCR lab analysis with an official lab report provided. Order your test today (at least 5+ working days before your flight).

Man sitting on airplane looking at phone with covid-19 results

How to get tested from home

  • 1.Order a test for yourself, or for your child aged 2+
  • 2.Activate your test online
  • 3.Easy lower nasal sample collection from home
  • 4.Return your sample free of charge
  • 5.Fast RT-PCR analysis from our certified labs
  • 6.Receive online results within 24-72 hours of lab receipt
  • 7.Download your official COVID-19 lab report for your flight
Not testing for travel? Order our standard coronavirus test instead
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Partner discount codes can be used on the cart page

Not suitable for flights requiring a 48 hour test. Check with your airline for your testing requirements.

How It Works

1

Order your kit online

You should receive your test within 24-48 hours. If your flight is due to depart within 5 days, we recommend that you ask your airline about other testing options. We recommend that you only purchase this test if your flight departs between Wednesday and Saturday, as UPS pickup services are limited on the weekends.

Coronavirus test kit contents
2

Easy sample collection

Self-collect your lower nasal sample from home following the instructions provided. This is an easy to follow process, no different to using a cotton swab to clean the inside of your nose.


Lower nasal swab diagram

Our test

Easy at home collection

Upper nasal swab diagram

Other tests

More invasive & uncomfortable

3

Real-time test tracking

Our test includes a prepaid shipping label to deliver the sample to our laboratory for processing. You will receive notifications by SMS and email to keep you informed throughout the entire process.

Screenshot of a SMS notification of results arriving in the lab
4

Laboratory Nucleic Acid Amplification Tests (NAATs)

Your swab sample will be sent to our high complexity laboratory for RT-PCR (reverse-transcription polymerase chain reaction) testing by our team of clinical scientists. Please check with your airline for your specific travel requirements.

This molecular diagnostic test can confirm the presence of coronavirus, with results typically available within 24-72 hours after arriving in the lab. This test will not indicate immunity or detect antibodies.

5

Results

We aim to deliver your results to your secure online account within 24-72 hours after arriving in the lab. We will make every effort to ensure that your results are delivered on time.

An official lab report will be made available to you, to serve as proof of your result. If you need your passport number to be included on your report, please get in touch with our care team and we can arrange this for you.

Downloadable report and screenshot of Coronavirus test results
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Support from LetsGetChecked

Your health record is reviewed in real-time by a LetsGetChecked medical team member and additional support services will be provided to you as needed to help guide you on your next steps.

  • Arrange a call with our dedicated nursing team anytime
  • Video walkthrough of your results from medical experts
  • Printable factsheet about your test
  • Online guides for self-isolation and social distancing
Dr. Robert Mordkin

Frequently Asked Questions

Here are some questions we usually get about our Coronavirus Test (COVID-19). If you would like yours answered, please contact us.

The best time to purchase this test for stress-free travel is 5+ working days before your flight, to allow enough time for lab processing. If your flight is due to depart within 5 days, we recommend that you ask your airline about other testing options. We also recommend that you only purchase this test if your flight departs between Wednesday and Saturday, as UPS pickup services are limited on the weekends.

If you receive a positive result you should remain in self-isolation, and inform your healthcare provider of your result. You should follow the guidance provided by your local authorities.

If you develop emergency warning signs for COVID-19 get medical attention immediately. Emergency warning signs include*:

  • Difficulty breathing or shortness of breath
  • Persistent pain or pressure in the chest
  • New confusion or inability to arouse
  • Bluish lips or face

*This list is not all-inclusive. Please consult your medical provider for any other symptoms that are severe or concerning.

The length of time between a person becoming infected with the type of coronavirus that causes COVID-19 infection and developing symptoms can vary. Symptoms usually develop between 2-14 days after being exposed to the virus, with the average length of time being about 5 days.

Please refer to your local authorities for the most up to date information on COVID-19 in your area. Local guidelines will include information about how to protect yourself and others from the coronavirus, and what to do if you become unwell.

For everyone’s safety LetsGetChecked uses a sample transport media which inactivates the virus (meaning it is no longer infectious), but preserves it for analysis. This means that the virus is deactivated or killed in the transport tube and so will protect anyone should it spill or get opened before arriving in the lab.

Following the release of your results, an official lab report will become available on your patient dashboard within your LetsGetChecked account.

This report will contain the details of the test performed, including:

  • Infectious infection tested
  • Testing date
  • Results Summary
  • Test provider

Laboratory NAAT tests are considered the gold-standard diagnostic tests for COVID-19.

These tests work by amplifying the amount of genetic material of the SARS-CoV-2 virus so that it can be detected and analysed by our team of clinical scientists within our lab.

Activating the test connects you to the unique alphanumeric barcode within your LetsGetChecked test kit. The laboratory cannot process your sample if the test kit is not activated and linked to you.

LetsGetChecked has a team of doctors who will review your order and results. Our nursing team is on standby throughout the testing process and, if you test positive, you will receive a call to discuss your results and treatment options.

Keeping your personal data secure is important to us. We use appropriate technical and organisational measures to ensure security and confidentiality of your information, and only share your information where required to deliver our products and services or where we have a legal basis to do so. All samples are disposed of following analysis.

Your samples are processed in the same labs used by primary care providers, hospitals and government schemes.

LetsGetChecked laboratories are CLIA approved and CAP-accredited, which are the highest levels of accreditation.

Sample collection kits are manufactured within our ISO 13485 accredited facility, the highest level of accreditation for medical devices.