Registration Process for the Fit-to-Fly COVID-19 Test

Thank you for purchasing your Fit-to-Fly COVID-19 PCR test from VSM Pharmacy.

Please follow the instructions on this page.

You will need to:

  1. Fill in a form on our site
  2. Register on our partner laboratory’s platform
  3. Plan your test
  4. Register your test on the day when the sample is taken
  5. Take the sample (for Home Test Kit only)
  6. Mail the sample to the lab

Don’t worry!

It is easier than it seems.

1. Fit-to-Fly Form

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  • This can be found on the automated email you received at the time of purchasing the test. We just need the 4 numbers.
  • For Fit-to-Fly tests, that is the day you leave the UK; for the other tests, that is the day you arrive in the UK.
    DD slash MM slash YYYY
  • That is the time when you take your ferry, or board your flight or train.
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  • For fit-to-fly test, please indicate the country you are flying to. For all other tests, please indicate the country you are travelling from.

2. Register on our partner platform

Below is a step by step guide of the registration process that you need to follow on vsm.recova-19.com. It is a crucial step in the process. Please do this without delay.

Shortly after paying for your tests online

• You will receive an email from VSM Pharmacy <digital@vsmpharmacy.co.uk>

• Please follow your personalised link within the email in order to be taken to the registration page

Use your passport number as your document ID

  • It is a legal requirement to fill in all the information
  • We recommend to always use your passport number as document ID
  • Please make sure to use the passport number of the passport you will be using for your trip

The registration page on the app

  • It is where you will fill in all your details and agree to the terms and conditions
  • Please note that it is preferable for each traveller to have a unique email address
  • Each traveller must complete the registration process

3. Plan your test

If you are travelling between Monday morning and Wednesday before noon, we cannot offer you a PCR test because of the Royal Mail delivery schedule.

The test must be performed 72 hours before travelling based on the table above for everyone (In Store Testing and Home Test Kit).

The appointment must be on if I am travelling on
No PCR. Try the Rapid Test instead if appropriate for your destination. Monday morning
Friday before 5 PM Monday afternoon
No PCR. Try the Rapid Test instead if appropriate for your destination. Tuesday morning
No PCR. Try the Rapid Test instead if appropriate for your destination. Tuesday afternoon
No PCR. Try the Rapid Test instead if appropriate for your destination. Wednesday morning
Monday morning Wednesday afternoon
Monday afternoon Thursday morning
Tuesday morning Thursday afternoon
Tuesday afternoon Friday morning
Wednesday morning Friday afternoon
Wednesday afternoon Saturday morning
Thursday morning Saturday afternoon
Thursday afternoon Sunday morning
Friday morning Sunday afternoon

If you are self swabbing (Home Test Kit), please follow the table above to perform the test and mail it to the lab on time.

If you booked the test to be done in the pharmacy with one of our colleagues (In Store Testing), please book your appointment in our diary.

4. Register your test on the day when the sample is taken

Choose the right test

For Fit-to-Fly, you do not need to get a booking reference.

Simply wait until you have the test before activating your home test by clicking Register your test… at the time that the sample is being taken.

Activate the test right after taking the sample

  • If you take the test in store, our colleague will walk you through the steps
  • Make sure to have your recova-19 login details with you
  • When you click Register your test, you will reach a screen with instructions to follow
  • Always take a screenshot of these numbers
  • Make sure to write the numbers on the sample tube
  • And to scan the sample tube barcode to activate your test
  • Finally also keep a note of the barcode on your tube

5. Take the sample (for Home Test Kit only)

Follow the instructions provided with the test

  • You will need to swab yourself
  • Please watch this video if you don’t know how to take the swab

6. Mail the sample to the lab

Returning the test to the lab

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