Book Your Fit to Fly PCR Travel Test in Glasgow
VIVO Clinic offers both postal and in-clinic Glasgow PCR Tests, as well as Antigen (Lateral Flow Tests) to check for current infection of COVID-19 (SARS-CoV-2). The test results are recognised for travel worldwide, and you are provided with a Fit to Fly certificate via email which is what airlines will need for you to fly.Lateral Flow Tests PCR Tests
Antigen (Lateral Flow) tests for travel from the United Kingdom
Vivo Clinic provides Antigen (lateral flow) Fit to Fly testing at our Glasgow clinic (located at 2 Merkland Street, Glasgow, G11 6DB, United Kingdom). Home Antigen tests are available to buy online, for delivery by post, at this link.
Buy an antigen test online or book an in-clinic appointment. A negative test result will open up the world of business and domestic travel to you. For all antigen tests, whether taken in-clinic or at home, a fit-to-fly certificate is provided via email. Airlines especially, require fit-to-fly certificates for worldwide travel.
Premium Lateral Flow (postal)
Instant fit-to-fly certificate. Tracked premium delivery.Buy Online
Economy Lateral Flow (postal)
Fit-to-fly certificate within 48 hours of result. Economy delivery.Buy Online
Premium Lateral Flow (in-clinic)
Instant fit-to-fly certificate. Over 30 locations in the UK.Book Online
Economy Lateral Flow (in-clinic)
Fit-to-fly certificate within 48 hours of result.Book Online
PCR tests for travel from the United Kingdom
Vivo Clinic provides PCR (polymerase chain reaction) Fit to Fly testing at our Glasgow clinic (2 Merkland Street, Glasgow, G11 6DB). PCR tests are also available for home testing, click here to order.
Buy a PCR test online or book an in-clinic appointment. PCR test results are recognised by health agencies and airlines and prove Covid-free health when travelling abroad. All PCR tests have a fit-to-fly certificate included in the price; this is provided via email.
Fit-to-fly PCR Test (in-clinic)
Same day results available at many of our clinics in the UK.Book Online
Fit-to-fly PCR Test (postal)
Sample collection kit posted to you. Post back to our lab.Buy Online
What are PCR and Antigen (Lateral Flow Tests)?
- Nasal and throat swabs are taken
- Available at Glasgow and all UK-wide Vivo Clinics
- Quick, convenient, and available at a low cost
- Completion requires only 15 minutes in-clinic or test from home
- Look for RNA related to coronavirus
- Are available in standard PCR or RT-PCR compatible test formats
- Identify the presence of SARS-CoV-2 virus’s antigens in a person’s swab samples
Qualities common to both PCR and Antigen tests are:
PCR tests only:
Antigen tests only:
Do I need to do a test before travelling abroad?
Yes, restrictions vary from country to country and continue to evolve, but you will need a test. Exact entry requirements vary wildly between countries and often change, sometimes several times in a week.
Increasingly, fit-to-fly certificates are now requested by airlines and as an entry requirement. With negative results, our results sheets (sent via email) are recognised in their own right as a fit-to-fly document. Fit-to-fly certificates are available for both our PCR and antigen tests. It is worth checking travel requirements before your tests as some destinations may accept PCR tests only.
How do I receive a fit-to-fly certificate?
All test results are sent complete with a fit-to-fly certificate from our CQC registered lab. Your results sheet and email will provide all that you need to verify that you are fit-to-fly.
Receive an instant Fit-to-Fly certificate if you purchase our premium service.
Can I buy home tests?
Is your laboratory regulated?
Yes. The Vivo Clinic laboratory is regulated by and registered with the CQC (Care Quality Commission) – https://www.cqc.org.uk/). Our CQC certificate number is CRT1-4708702735.
Can I depend on the test results?
How long will my Covid-19 test take?
Whether you choose PCR or Antigen (Lateral Flow) tests, your appointment will take no longer than 15 minutes. In this time, we will complete everything needed at our Glasgow clinic including sample collection and form completion.
Sometimes, such as if you have an urgent international flight, you will need an instant fit-to-fly certificate. These are simple to book and available through our premium service. You would book a premium appointment online and then complete your test in-clinic.
Vivo Clinic would then at the appointment time send your fit-to-fly certificate (including a QR code) via email and SMS instantly.
Will the test reveal if I had the virus in the past?
Sorry, but the answer is no. PCR and antigen tests assess current infection only. Historic infections will not be detected.
My Covid-19 test was positive, what should I do next?
If you have a positive test result you need to take UK government advice immediately. This varies from time-to-time, so read the latest policies and guidance at https://111.nhs.uk/covid-19. Alternatively, you can speak to the NHS for advice by calling their hotline on 111.
The nearest airports (to our Glasgow clinic)
Airport Distance Glasgow Airport 9 miles Edinburgh Airport 40 miles
Do you have information about travel restrictions for different countries?
Travel restrictions for Covid-19 vary significantly between different countries.
If you are planning a trip, particularly one across numerous international borders we would recommend visiting our travel advice portal. These country-specific pages provide detailed guidance per country and are updated each time travel requirements change.
Do you have any other advice about the appointment?
- The sample collection process and your total time in-clinic should take no longer than 15 minutes, our staff will guide you through the entire process
- You will need to bring a valid passport to the appointment with you
- We will need you to complete a form when in our clinic. This will contain both personal and contact information. Some of this is needed for inclusion on the fit-to-fly certificate
Yes, here is some additional advice about the appointment:
2 Merkland Street