Planning a Holiday? Plan your Covid Test and Fit to Fly with Rapid Testing Centre

We’re all going on a summer holiday…

Or are we?

Rapid Testing Centre have got your holiday testing needs sorted.

Lockdown restrictions have been slowly relaxing over the past few weeks in the UK.

However, things are far from back to normal yet.

When it comes to international travel, anyone looking to jet set away whether it is for work, a holiday, or relocating, are going to have to check the rules.

Not every country can currently be travelled to from the UK.


The UK government has put a traffic light system in place for all the countries in the world so you know what the rules are and where you can travel.

Regardless of if the country has a green or amber light, both still require a covid test and a fit to fly certificate.

If you are looking to travel it is important to check your flight information as early as possible and check which type of test you will need.

There are 2 types of tests:

Antigen Test:

The Rapid Antigen test consists solely of a nasal swab. It is currently the only 15-minute Antigen test available in the UK.

Testing can be carried out both onsite at one of our COVID secure testing facilities or in the comfort of your own home by one of our fully trained and insured medical operatives, ensuring accurate results and safeguarding against cross contamination.

This test is applicable for those that require testing for AIR TRAVEL, WORK or similar purposes.

PCR Test:

PCR tests look for the genetic code (RNA) of the virus. The test involves taking a swab of the throat and nose. The test will confirm if an individual who is showing symptoms of the virus currently has it. PCR tests take up to 48 hours as the collected samples need to be analysed by a UK based lab.

This test is applicable for those that require testing for AIR TRAVEL, WORK or similar purposes.

If your PCR test is urgent, we can do one up to 12 hours before your flight but this service is more expensive than our 48-hour PCR test due to the time restraint.

We recommend ensuring you check with your airline or country of travel which test you require and book it in good time for your departure.

Our private covid tests are amongst the cheapest in the UK.

You can either book just for you, or you can book multiple tests if you are in a group.

We are doing what we can to help reduce stress on the NHS and ensure you can work, travel, and live safely.

Currently our testing centre is based in Nottingham, but we are in the process of opening more locations across the UK to help provide tests nationally.

If you have any questions about your travel, our facility, or tests please feel free to contact us via email or phone.

To book your covid test and fit to fly certificate click here.