Covid-19 Fit to Fly Certificate
Fast results & Fit To Fly certificate in time for your flight.
Getting Ready To Travel Again?
With air travel starting up again you may be planning to take a trip. If so you may be required to take a PCR or Lateral Flow (Antigen) test prior to flying to gain entry to your destination country.
Always refer to government advice and reach out to our expert customer support here if you need help.
What Is A Fit To Fly Certificate?
A Fit To Fly Certificate is a medical certificate issued when you test negative for Covid-19. Our tests are carried out by our trained medical staff and certified by Dr John T Doherty, Consultant Anethetist at Altnegelvin Hospital in Derry~Londonderry, Northern Ireland.
Which Test Do I Need?
Two types of test are generally used for Fit To Fly certification, PCR and Lateral Flow (Antigen) tests. The type of test you need will depend on your destination countries requirements for travellers from your home country based on the traffic light system.
Consult the governments website for information on quarantine and testing requirements depending if your destination is on the green, amber or red list for travel.
You can find out which list your destination is on here.
Our PCR test checks for the presence of COVID-19 in your system. The PCR test is the most appropriate during the earliest stages of exposure to the virus (1-11 days). The PCR test can detect COVID-19 even if someone is asymptomatic.
The antigen test works by detecting viral surface proteins via nasal swab testing method. It is a rapid test meaning results are received within minutes.
How Long Before My Flight Should I Get Tested?
Time windows for testing before departure differ depending on your destination country and these can be anything from 24 hours before to 72 hours before. Refer to government advice for guidance on how far in advance of your flight you need a test.
JACE Medical offer rapid test results and certification with PCR results back from 12 – 24 hours and Lateral Flow (Antigen) back within minutes.
Where Can I Get Tested
We currently have test locations in Letterkenny, Bridgend and at Belfast International Airport (at McCauslands).
How Will I Get My Certificate
If you test negative your certificate will be emailed along with your results. Your destination country may require you to carry a print out and it is a good idea to carry several copies.
Do You Also Offer a Day 5 Test For When I Return From My Trip
Yes, you can book your day 5 test with JACE Medical here.
One of our medical professionals can come to your home to administer the test or you can order a do it yourself kit.
Why JACE Medical
Testing by medical professionals
Cheapest Antigen tests in Ireland
PCR Results in 12 – 24 Hours
Antigen test results in minutes
Fit To Fly Certification provided
What Our Clients Say
“Reliable, flexible and delivering rapid results, JACE Medical is an invaluable asset to our company providing tests and certification for our staff who travel worldwide on business.”
Philip O’Doherty – Managing Director of E + I Engineering Group
“Would highly recommended this service if needing a covid test, so quick, from first phone call to arrange a test to getting results was less than 12 hours, stress-free, thanks all”
Clare Gamble Cairns
“Quick, friendly and professional would highly recommend”
“Fast, efficient and professional service”
“Very fast and efficient service. Also very fast turn around on the bloods. Fantastic, 100% recommend and will be using in future”
“Fast, flexible, mobile testing, backed up by first class customer service (nothing was too much trouble) made the whole process an easy and straightforward one.”
Declan Gormley – Managing Director of Brookvent
Test yourself at home or by our medical professionals at your home or at our clinics.
- Detects an active COVID-19 infection
- Throat & nasal swab test
- Results emailed within 24 Hours of receipt of your sample at the lab.
- Fit To Fy Certification provided if negative
- Detects viral RNA
Lateral FLOW ANTIGEN TestFrom
Detects an active COVID-19 infection
Nasal swab test
Results emailed in minutes
Fit To Fy Certification provided if negative
Detects viral surface proteins