In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, many governments and airlines have placed travel restrictions on passengers traveling from the United States. While these travel restrictions are necessary to mitigate the spread of COVID-19, American passengers still need to travel for various reasons. For example, international and non-resident students may desire to return to their home country while university classes are online. Passengers may also need to travel for family emergencies and other life events. For this reason, Medical Care San Diego now offers Fit to Fly certificates for patients who still need to travel during the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Everything you need to know about Fit to Fly Certificates
For a Fit to Fly consultation with our physician, please contact your local embassy, travel agency, or airline to determine if there are any specific documents that must be completed by your physician. Please make sure to bring these documents to your consultation to be reviewed and completed by your doctor. Call 858-412-6066 to speak with one of our courteous Patient Representatives to schedule your in-person or virtual consultation with a Medical Care San Diego physician. During this appointment, your doctor will review your recent travel history, medical history, and symptoms. If you meet the criteria for a certification as defined by your country, airline, or travel authority, then your doctor will provide you with a Fit to Fly Certificate that certifies your ability to travel safely. However, if your history does not meet the criteria, you will be referred for COVID-19 testing or follow-up care if needed. Rest assured, our physicians have the health and safety of you and other passengers in mind when issuing a Fit to Fly Certificate. If you have any concerning symptoms of COVID-19 such as cough, fever, sore throat, headache, fatigue, or loss of taste or smell, then we suggest speaking with your primary care doctor or calling 2-1-1 San Diego to schedule a COVID-19 test with a local testing center before visiting our clinic. COVID-19 viral PCR tests should be provided free of charge and results are generally available within one week of the test date. Please call Medical Care San Diego at 858-412-6066 to schedule your consultation today!