International departures:

Fit to Fly

Travel safely and without delay with an at-home COVID-19 saliva test. Result certificate available.

Buy now - £79

Order before 2pm (11am weekends) for next day delivery via DPD.

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Test to Release and Day 2 & 8 Testing services also available - Visit our store for more details

How it works

Meet testing requirements for international travel this summer with our new saliva-based PCR test.
Without the need for uncomfortable swabs, our at-home test can advise whether you are currently infected with COVID-19 and, if you are not, provide the necessary documentation to allow you to travel abroad.

Order tests online
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Order your saliva test kit online in advance of your travel.
Register barcode
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Register your saliva collection kit using our secure online portal.
Return Sample
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Provide a small saliva sample and return using our prepaid Royal Mail Tracked 24 Hour service (direct drop off also available).
Laboratory testing
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Your saliva sample will undergo RT-PCR testing at our UKAS approved laboratory.
Receive your results
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Your result will be delivered by email within 36 hours of receipt at the laboratory.
Travel abroad safely
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Download your certificate from our online portal and enjoy hassle-free travel.

Advantages of FitnessGenes testing

  • Saliva based testing

    Provide your sample with ease and comfort at home using our saliva-based testing kits. A small saliva sample is sufficient in identifying whether you are carrying the SARS-CoV-2 virus that causes COVID-19. No invasive nose-and-throat swabs or medical assistance required.

  • 24-hour sample returns

    Return your sample to our UKAS accredited laboratory using our prepaid Royal Mail Tracked 24 Hour service for fast results delivery. For customers looking for next day result delivery (Mon-Fri), use of a courier service or Royal Mail’s Special Delivery service at additional expense is recommended.

  • Fast and accurate results

    Once your sample has been received at our laboratory we are committed to delivering your result within 36 hours. Most customers do, however, receive their result the same day (Mon-Fri). Requested fit-to-fly certificates will be available to download from our secure online portal as soon as your result has been delivered.

Why choose FitnessGenes?


We are experts in direct-to-consumer saliva testing, with over 8 years of experience in this field.


We employ stringent security measures to protect your privacy and personal data at each stage.


Our team of in-house Doctors and scientists can offer advice and guidance both pre and post results delivery.

Hear from our satisfied customers

With over 8 years experience of direct-to-customer testing services, we have the team and platform to deliver reliable and affordable COVID-19 results. Hear from satisfied customers below, or at Trustpilot

Frequently Asked Questions

Orders received before 2pm (or 10am weekends) will be dispatched the same day by DPD Express delivery, to arrive the next day.

You will receive an email from DPD once your kit has shipped, advising you of the expected delivery date.

On the day of delivery, you will also receive an email and text (if mobile number is provided) advising you of the 1-hour time slot your package will be delivered.

You can make amendments to your address or delivery date directly via the DPD website, following the instructions provided in your delivery emails.

Your result will be sent to you via email within 36 hours from receipt at our laboratory.

Samples that arrive by 12 noon are generally resulted the same day. If they arrive in the afternoon they are processed the next morning. If there is a need to repeat a test on a sample received before 12 noon it will also be done the next morning.

Please note that our lab is closed on Saturday, but can still receive samples via Royal Mail. Samples received on a Saturday will therefore be processed and resulted on Sunday.

Whilst the vast majority of our samples are processed within this timeframe (> 98%), we unfortunately cannot offer a guarantee on this as turnaround times are dependent on laboratory capacity and we may experience delays during periods of high demand.

Yes – although your purchase comes with a prepaid Royal Mail (Tracked 24) returns label that enables you to return your sample directly to our lab, where the receipt of results is particularly time sensitive, such as for fit to fly purposes, we strongly advise you arrange a next day guaranteed delivery option, such as Royal Mail Special Delivery by 9am.

If you are an existing customer who intends to courier your sample, please contact us at for further details on how to do this.

You can view or download a copy of your COVID 'Fit to Fly' certificate via our secure online Portal. Your certificate will be available from the moment your result is received.

Your data is securely protected and to access your certificate you will need to login using the last 4 digits from your sample barcode and a secure passcode provided to you upon successful registration of your sample. Be careful to ensure there are no spaces or gaps in the box!

We recommend you login to your secure portal as soon as your test is registered, so that, should you have any difficulties, we can assist you well in advance of your travel date.

In order to provide a sample, a user must be able to spit enough saliva to fill the collection device (approximately a teaspoon or so). For this reason, this test may not be suitable for very young infants, and we advise you check they are able to fulfil this requirement before purchase.

Yes - our sample collection devices require no special storage conditions and can be kept at home at room temperature, so you’ll be fully prepared for your next trip or should you require a quick test result.

Require any additional support or guidance?

Our in-house team are on hand to answer any questions or queries you may have. Contact them below: