COVID-19 Fit to Travel Certificate: Eurostar, Eurotunnel and Channel Ferry

Order a COVID-19 PCR test today and get your Fit to Travel certificate so you have everything you need for your trip.

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.

Travel rules are changing from 04/10/2021. Please check guidance on before buying travel tests.

Fit to travel 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

You can return your test using a Royal Mail priority post box.


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 if possible.

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.

Getting your Fit to Travel certificate

We make getting a Fit to Travel certificate easy:

  • Order your COVID-19 test kit.
  • 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 before leaving the UK.
  • 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 travel. 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 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.

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