Antigen Test to Return to the UK

  • Fit to Fly Certificate signed by a GP

  • CQC registered Clinic & GP led service

  • UKAS approved laboratory

  • Government Listed Testing Centre

  • Accepted by all major airlines

Postal Antigen Kit

Price of test£30*

When will I get my results?Medical travel certificate issued
within 24 hours of receiving result.

Why use this test?

For use when flying back to the UK

To be used at international destinations

GMC registered Doctors medical certificate issued for travel

For use 24-48 hours before inbound UK flight

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As mentioned in the Independent by travel correspondent Simon Calder.

We are a Ryanair recommended COVID testing clinic in the Midlands.

Ryanair has chosen Midland Health as their recommended private COVID-19 testing provider in Birmingham.

If you are travelling abroad, you will need to provide a negative lateral flow test result accompanied by a doctor-signed certificate to enter the UK upon your return. At Midland Health, we offer a reliable and easy-to-use COVID-19 antigen test kit delivered to your door before you depart from the UK.

All tests provided by us meet the government requirements for entry to the UK and have been approved both by the UK (Public Health England) and the EU authorities.

You can enjoy peace of mind on your trip knowing that our antigen tests for return to the UK have been used to successfully re-enter the country by thousands of travellers arriving from more than 60 countries across the world. We provide a free, next-day delivery courier service to ensure that your antigen test kit is delivered on time before you travel*.

What countries accept antigen testing?

The UK is not the only country that accepts antigen tests as an entry requirement. Some other popular destinations include:

  • France
  • Italy
  • Germany
  • Portugal
  • Greece

COVID travel guidelines are subject to change, so please check the latest information before you travel.

Helping you travel securely across the globe

At Midland Health, we provide a variety of COVID-19 tests for travel that have been successfully used by travellers both leaving and entering the UK throughout the pandemic. Our COVID tests for travel have been accepted in countries such as:

  • France
  • Italy
  • Germany
  • Portugal
  • Greece
  • China
  • The USA

How does it work?

Order your antigen test

Order your antigen test kit before you leave the UK. We will send it to you via next-day tracked courier services (available 7 days a week). Take your test with you when you travel. You will have to do the test before you return to the UK.

Perform the antigen test

You will need to take the antigen test within 48 hours before travelling back to the UK. The procedure involves taking a swab of your nose and throat. In your kit, you will find a leaflet containing clear step-by-step instructions on how to perform the test.

Receive your results

Results will be ready within 20 minutes. Then, you will have to take a photo of the test, send it to us via email and we will email your Fit to Fly certificate within 24 hours of receiving the photo. Our certificates are accepted by all major airlines for return to the UK. Please ensure you email us at least 24 hours before your flight.


If you don’t show proof of a negative COVID test, you may be denied access to the aircraft. If you arrive in the UK without a negative test + certificate, you may be fined. Always check the government website for updates before you travel.

We offer next-day delivery on all orders made before 2 pm Monday to Friday. Orders made on the weekend will be processed the next day.

You will know your results within 20 minutes of performing the test.

We will send you your certificate within 24 hours of receiving your photo proof of a negative result.

In rare cases, if the test has not been performed correctly, you may receive an inconclusive result. This means you will have to redo the test. The control line ( c ) must always be red in order to show the test kit is valid.

If your antigen test returns a positive result, we will not be able to issue a Fit to Fly certificate. You may need to remain in the country you are visiting until you can test negative for COVID-19. You must advise the local authorities in the country in which you are staying.

Yes, according to the most recent government guidelines, every passenger returning to the UK must provide a negative COVID test result to enter the country, regardless of their vaccination status.

Yes, some jobs are exempt from pre-departure testing. Check the government's guidelines for more details.

No, once booked, the antigen test kits become non-refundable.

Yes, we can amend travel dates, as well as the passenger details.

Yes, if you wish to transfer the kit to another passenger, we will require their details.

*Midland Health is not responsible for any delays caused by the delivery services provider.

To meet the UK government’s criteria for being fully vaccinated, you must have completed a full vaccination course with one of the following approved COVID-19 vaccines at least 14 days before travelling to the UK:

  • Oxford/AstraZeneca
  • Pfizer BioNTech
  • Moderna
  • Janssen (single dose vaccine)
  • Sinovac-CoronaVac
  • Sinopharm Beijing
  • Covaxin

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