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October 13 2020 | News
Whether you are flying for business or pleasure many airlines now require passengers to have a fit-to-fly test certificate for international travel.
This certificate needs to be obtained before you head to the airport and shown before you board your flight.
Check with the airline you are flying with to see what you need to do to be eligible to fly with them.
Emirates were one of the first airlines to introduce testing before flights. They are asking all passengers to have a negative COVID-19 PCR test certificate. The certificate must be for a polymerase chain reaction (PCR) swab test taken a maximum of 96 hours before departure.
Other test certificates including antibody tests and home testing kits are not accepted in Dubai.
Passengers are asked to take an official, printed certificate – SMS and digital certificates are not accepted.
Check the Foreign and Commonwealth Office for country-specific any travel advisory notices of the country you are flying to – even if you don’t technically need a coronavirus test to board a flight, you may require one to enter your destination.
Buy a test that ensures an official watermarked certificate of your result emailed to you promptly that is suitable for international travel.
Summerfield Healthcare certificates are certified by a GMC licensed doctor. The certificates are compatible with Emirates requirements if they are the airline you are flying with.
These types of measures may become an increasingly prominent part of the travel experience over the next few months as airlines look to ensure they can continue to operate effectively.
Due to the recently announced lockdown in England, Summerfield Healthcare is currently only able to offer a limited number of clinical services including:
For some services we continue to offer such as health checks and minor surgery we are now providing COVID-19 testing for all patients and Doctors. This is mandatory due to the proximity of the practitioner, the duration of the appointment and multiple clinicians also being involved in your treatment. An additional £10 will be included in the appointment fee at the point of payment to cover the cost of COVID testing, and your booking confirmation will reflect this requirement. This is not required for blood testing due to the short duration of appointments and reduced risk of exposure.
If you cannot find the service you are looking for or it is not available to book due to the lockdown, please enter your details below and the service you require and we will contact you when the service resumes. Please remember that all COVID testing services are continuing during lockdown.