Bristol Airport COVID-19 Fit to Fly certificate (£59.96 with voucher)
Booked a trip abroad? Order a COVID-19 test today and get your Fit to Fly certificate so you have everything you need to fly.
Travel rules are changing from 04/10/2021. Please check guidance on gov.uk before buying travel tests.
If you’re flying from Bristol Airport, use the code: BRISTOLF2F33 at check out for a special discounted price of £59.96 (33% discount on the standard price of £89.50).
Fit to Fly step by step guide
1) Order your test
This test is for anyone who is leaving the UK and needs to show evidence of a negative COVID-19 test.
- This test is not for children under 5 years old. Children under 5 do not need a test.
- If you are unsure if this test is for you or have any queries about your order, you can contact our Customer Support team on 020 3588 0292, 7 days a week.
2) Check travel guidelines
Review the travel guidelines for your destination, so you know when to take your test. For most countries, this will be within 72 hours before departure.
3) Activate and take your test
When it’s time to take your test, follow the instructions included with your test kit to activate and take your test.
Do not forget to note down your P number. You can find this on the outside of your test kit box and on the sheet of stickers you need to attach to your sample.
4) Return your test
If you are posting your test, you must make a note of your Royal Mail tracking ID. You will need this number to identify your test if there are any delivery issues. You can find this number under the barcode on the postal tracking label attached to your test kit.
Please note: If you post your test kit on a Sunday, there may be delays in receiving your results. We recommend posting on Saturday (before 12pm) to avoid delays or using a designated drop-off location.
5) Get results
You will receive your test results and certificate (if you test negative) in your patient account within 48 hours of receipt by Royal Mail.
You must remember to have your results and certificate available at the airport.
We're here to help
COVID-19 testing for travel can be stressful, but we're here to support you. If you need help or have questions, our friendly Customer Support team is just a phone call away on 020 3588 0292, 7 days a week.
COVID-19 Fit to Fly travel certificate
Getting your Fit to Fly certificate
We make getting a Fit to Fly certificate easy:
- Order your COVID-19 test kit and use the code BRISTOLF2F33 at check out to get 33% off your test.
- We offer next day delivery (when you order before 4pm Monday to Friday, excluding bank holidays) but recommend ordering your kit at least 7 days ahead of your flight.
- Collect your test sample using the instructions provided in the test kit.
IMPORTANT: Be sure to check the regulations of the country you are travelling to as this will affect when you need to take your test before you fly. For most countries, this is usually 72 hours.
On the day you take your test, you must activate your kit online, using ZAVA’s quick and easy activation form.
- Return your completed test to one of our drop-off points. You can also return by post using the prepaid envelope provided with your test kit.
- If you test negative for COVID-19, we will give you your results via your online ZAVA account. We will email you to let you know when your results and certificate are available to download from your account.
If you test positive, we will also give you your results via your online ZAVA account. This means that you currently have coronavirus. You should self isolate immediately and follow government advice to protect yourself and the people around you. Unfortunately, this means you will not be able to travel, even if you do feel well.
Most airlines now ask travellers to provide evidence of a recent negative COVID-19 test before boarding a flight. Our Fit to Fly certificate can be used as proof of a negative COVID-19 test.
Please check the requirements of your airline or destination before travelling. Rules on when you need to take your test, the type of test and certificate details can change at short notice.
ZAVA’s Fit to Fly kit uses the PCR (RT-PCR method) swab test, which is the same test used by the NHS and Public Health England. It’s also accepted by all major airlines and embassies.
Next day delivery: Get your test kit the next day if you place your order before 4pm Monday to Friday. If you place your order on a weekend or bank holiday, your test kit will be posted the next working day.
Fit to Fly within 36 hours: If you test negative for COVID-19, you can download your Fit to Fly certificate within 36 hours of returning your test to a drop-off point. Or within 48 hours if you return your test by post. See 'Returning your completed test' below for more information.
We recommend ordering your COVID-19 Fit to Fly test kit at least 7 working days before your flight. You will need to wait until the testing window specified by your destination country to take your test sample. This is usually 72 hours or 96 hours ahead of your flight.
Your destination country will have specific rules on when to test before your flight. So don’t forget to check with your travel provider or airline.
You can also visit Gov.uk for more information, including regular updates.
You can return your completed test by post or in person to a drop-off location.
Postal return: Post your sample to a Royal Mail priority post box using the prepaid Tracked24 envelope included with your test. Your results will be ready within 48 hours if you return by post. IMPORTANT: If returning your test via post, please check the collection time for the priority post boxes near you to make sure you post before the last priority collection. Failure to do so may result in additional delays. Check priority post box times.
Drop-off return: Return your completed test to one of our drop-off locations to get your results in 36 hours (if dropped off before cut off).
Please make sure you note down your tracking number before returning your sample. You will need this to track when your sample has been delivered to the laboratory. If you find that it has not been marked as ‘delivered’ within 24 hours, please contact our Customer Support Team. We do not take responsibility for any sample being lost in transit.
Where you’re travelling will affect when you need to take your test and when you’ll need your certificate, so make sure you check your destination guidelines before getting started. You can look up the requirements for the location you’re travelling to on the Foreign Travel Advice pages on Gov.uk.
If you’re unsure or worried that your flight times don’t allow for your results to be ready, you can call our Customer Support team for advice.
No. You can only use this test kit to get a Fit to Fly certificate before your trip. It is not suitable for day 2 and day 8 testing.
You can learn more about our Fit to Fly testing service in our FAQs.
ZAVA does not accept any responsibility or liability for any costs arising from any delay, disruption or cancellation of your travel plans directly or indirectly caused by the requirement to produce a travel certificate. Please refer to our Terms and Conditions for more information.
It is your responsibility to check your destination's travel restrictions and requirements, including when you need to have completed your test. This time will vary depending on your destination or airline and can be anything between 48 hours and 7 days before departure. This timeframe is also subject to change depending on the airline or destination.
Please make sure you've checked these requirements and the time frame before booking your test so that you can make sure you have your certificate in time before you travel.
If you do not activate your test kit, you will not receive your results or certificate. Please remember to activate it and note down all relevant tracking information.
ZAVA has partnered with Europe’s leading medical diagnostics provider SYNLAB to offer COVID-19 testing. SYNLAB is a UKAS accredited private provider listed on GOV.UK for COVID-19 testing.
Dr Babak Ashrafi Clinical Lead for Service Expansion
Babak studied medicine at King’s College London and graduated in 2003, having also gained a bachelor’s degree in Physiology during his time there. He completed his general practice (GP) training in East London, where he worked for a number of years as a partner at a large inner-city GP practice. He completed the Royal College of GPs membership exam in 2007.Meet our doctors