Countries that accept only Fit to Fly PCR tests from travellers

Fit to Fly PCR tests had become a household concept with the emergence of the COVID-19 pandemic; many countries still prefer PCR test results from foreign visitors.

Posted on: 14/02/2022

While foreign travel rules in the UK have been eased thanks to the success of the COVID-19 vaccination program, it is not the case for the rest of the world.

Admittedly, plenty of countries around the world do accept the more affordable lateral flow tests, also known as rapid antigen tests, from international arrivals. Nonetheless, pre-travel antigen tests are sometimes only admissible when certain conditions are met, such as the traveller successfully qualifying as fully vaccinated.

Read more: 58 Countries that accept pre-travel lateral flow tests

Fit to Fly PCR Test Result in a Smartphone and Passport Accompanied by a Miniature Airplane and Globe

The fact remains that the Covid pandemic is still ongoing, and most countries around the world will not accept anything less than the ‘gold standard’ PCR test results from incoming travellers regardless of their vaccination status.

Since the beginning of the pandemic, PCR tests have played an important role in determining whether people have an infection. The Fit to Fly PCR tests continue to be trusted as the most reliable for foreign travel by many.


Important: We have taken every step to present the correct information here. Nonetheless, we urge that you thoroughly research the entry requirements of the country you are visiting beforehand. Due to the nature of the pandemic, foreign travel rules are subject to being reviewed and updated on very short (or no) notice. The latest information can be found on, or the government website of your destination country.

Fit to Fly PCR Tests for Foreign Travel

At VIVO Clinic, we appreciate that foreign travel nowadays requires prompt COVID-19 results, and also that every country has different testing time windows. That is why we offer more than one service when it comes to Covid testing for travel.

Our postal Fit to Fly PCR tests are perfectly suitable for clients who have testing time window of more than 72 hours. Additionally, we offer in-clinic services, with clinic locations available throughout the UK. With our in-clinic Fit to Fly PCR tests services, you can choose between the next-day results service and the same-day results service.


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