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COVID-19 'Fit-To-Fly' testing

Information about 'Fit To Fly' testing at Riccarton Clinic for those travelling who need to provide evidence of a negative COVID-19 test.

Posted on 4 February 2021 |

We are currently offering ‘Fit to Fly’ COVID-19 testing in specific clinics seven days per week.

There are lots of variables as to the cost of testing - between $200.00 for a single swab and $310.00 for the swab and blood test as required by China.  If the tests are carried out on weekends or public holidays, then an additional $15.00 is required.

Full payment is due at the time of booking the appointment.

What you need to know:

  • The airline or embassy will advise you of when your test is required to be carried out.
  • You can only book your ‘Fit to Fly’ appointment once you have received this information.
  • We do not book appointments from emails. You will need to come into the clinic to book a ‘Fit to Fly’ testing appointment.
  • An administrative fee of $20.00 per person is chargeable if you cancel your ‘Fit to Fly’ appointment at any time.
  • Test results take up to 48 hours to come back after the test has been done. 
  • The Fit to Fly certificate is then completed and will be available for you to collect.

What we require from you at the time of booking your appointment:

  • The appointment date you need to be tested, as provided by your airline or embassy.
  • A completed ‘Fit To Fly Patient Information Sheet’.
  • A copy of your passport, including your passport name and date of birth.

For more information about our testing process, see Fit to Fly - General and Fit to Fly - Travelling to China.

Contact us:

For general ‘Fit to Fly’ enquiries, email us at info@riccartonclinic.co.nz. To book in for a ‘Fit to Fly’ test, please drop into our clinic at 4 Yaldhurst Road any time from Monday to Friday between 10:00am and 6:00pm. If you live outside of Christchurch, please send the completed information plus credit card details for payment to info@riccartonclinic.co.nz