COVID-19 Fit To Fly Certificate
Get your Fit To Fly Certificate at Medical Hub @ RMIT
If you are travelling overseas you may be required to provide evidence that you are fit to fly and COVID free. Some countries and some airlines are now requiring passengers to present a certificate showing that they are free from the COVID-19 virus.
Medical Hub @ RMIT can provide a COVID-19 test and assess whether you are fit to fly. There is a $160 fee for the test and there is no medicare rebate. Our turnaround time is very quick and results are provided within 24 – 36 hours of the swab being administered.
Do I need a COVID-19 test to fly?
As early as April airlines were requiring passengers to provide a negative COVID-19 test prior to checking in. Emirates was the first airline to request testing, with Etihad quickly following. If you are flying to or through the United Arab Emirates you will require a negative COVID-19 test that is conducted using the PCR method. The test must be conducted 96 hours before your departure from Australia.
However, whether you do or do not need a COVID-19 test before your flight is entirely dependent on where you are flying to. Please check with your airline before you fly.
6 easy steps to get tested
Step 1: Simply schedule a 15 appointment with the Practice Nurse by calling 03 9999-2778 or by making a booking here.
Step 2: Attend for your appointment, answer some screening questions and have your temperature checked at reception. Please wear a mask.
Step 3: Wait at the front of the practice for our Practice Nurse to greet you in full PPE
Step 4: Our Practice nurse will take a brief history and undertake the COVID-19 swab
Step 5: Settle account at reception and go straight home
Step 6: Schedule a telehealth consultation with the practice nurse for 2 days time for your results. Expected turn around times for results are up to 48 hours, although this may vary depending on Victorian testing volumes at the time. A certificate will be issued and a copy of the results attached and emailed to you.
Polymerase chain reaction method (PCR)
Medical Hub @ RMIT uses real time polymerase chain reaction tests to detect COVID-19 and to help determine whether a potential passenger is fit to fly. The PCR method is generally considered to be the most reliable way to detect COVID-19 and is referred to as the ‘gold standard’ of COVID testing by the Australian Health Department.
Do you have more questions about our COVID-19 tests?
If you have more questions about turnaround times, methodology, etc. you can visit our page for COVID-19 testing for work or travel.