For individuals needing to travel during the COVID-19 pandemic, many airlines and travel services are requiring COVID-19 pre-travel certification. The exact certification required varies, but typically a medical doctor must oversee a COVID-19 swab, review the results and confirm in writing that infection is not present
The ‘Fit To Fly’ medical service includes a PCR Swab test undertaken at our clinic as well as a written doctor certification to confirm infection is not present.
To register for a ‘Fit to Fly’ letter, please complete the attached form and email it directly to our office. Please also note if there is any specific required documentation for the flight.
We will then email you 4-7 days before your travel date with a clinic appointment date and time.
On your appointment day, please make sure to arrive on time at the clinic. After we do your nasopharyngeal swab, we will send your swab to a Lifelabs location.
We will do our best to email you the result along with a ‘Fit to Fly’ letter within 3 days. However, while we will do our best to accommodate you before your essential travel, due to factors beyond our control (ie. lab processing time) we cannot guarantee you will receive the result before your travel date. Therefore we are unwilling to accept responsibility or liability if you are denied boarding your flight or entry to your connecting or final destination for these or any other reasons related to your visit, the result of the COVID-19 testing, or the letter you receive from us.
Cost: $350 total – includes $120 COVID-19 swab and $220 ‘Fit to Fly’ note
Please note there is a $80 non refundable deposit required prior to booking
Note: This service is not covered by public funding and is private pay only
*The RT-PCR COVID-19 test is conducted by LifeLabs and is a laboratory validated assay for COVID-19. However, there is no guarantee that the COVID-19 test is 100% accurate.