Compare travel test suppliers 


We take the hassle out of finding a Covid test supplier for your holiday. We've found the best suppliers and we give you an honest run down on the prices you can expect and the benefits of different options.

For more details of the testing requirements to re-enter the UK, see our guide and for more information about Covid tests in general see the FAQ at the bottom of this page.

Supplier Type(s) Cost Suitable for
Halo
RT-PCR £89-159 Symbol to indicate outbound test neededSymbol to indicate test needed to returnSymbol to indicate day two and eight test neededSymbol to indicate test to release is available
Medicspot
PCR, Lateral flow,
Antigen
£45-219 Symbol to indicate outbound test neededSymbol to indicate test needed to returnSymbol to indicate day to test neededSymbol to indicate day two and eight test neededSymbol to indicate test to release is available
Qured
PCR, Lateral flow,
Antigen
£39-189 Symbol to indicate outbound test neededSymbol to indicate test needed to returnSymbol to indicate day to test neededSymbol to indicate day two and eight test neededSymbol to indicate test to release is available
Collinsons
PCR, Lateral flow,
Antigen, LAMP,
Antibody
£42-165 Symbol to indicate outbound test neededSymbol to indicate test needed to returnSymbol to indicate day to test neededSymbol to indicate day two and eight test neededSymbol to indicate test to release is available
CityDoc
PCR £60-210 Symbol to indicate outbound test neededSymbol to indicate day to test neededSymbol to indicate day two and eight test neededSymbol to indicate test to release is available
Boots
PCR £85 Symbol to indicate outbound test needed

Key to symbols
Symbol to indicate outbound test needed Outbound testing. Symbol to indicate test needed to returnTest to return. Symbol to indicate day to test neededDay two testing Symbol to indicate day two and eight test neededDay two and eight testing. Symbol to indicate test to release is availableTest to release.

Outbound testing

For the majority of destinations you will need to have a negative PCR test result (or Fit to Fly certificate) to be allowed entry into the country. Though some destinations now allow you to enter without a test if you can prove your double vaccination status.

Home testing options

Halo Verify Logo

Halo

Price: £89

Type (s): RT-PCR

  • Government approved
  • Saliva test so less invasive
  • Test in the comfort of your own home
  • Door to door delivery service
  • No need for medical intervention
  • Results in 24 hours via email & App
MedicSpot Logo

Medicspot

Price: £99

Type (s): PCR, Lateral flow, Antigen

  • Government approved
  • Test in the comfort of your own home
  • Door to door delivery service
  • No need for medical intervention
  • Results in 24 hours via email & App
Qured Logo

Qured

Price: £99

Type (s): PCR, Lateral flow, Antigen

  • Government approved
  • Test in the comfort of your own home
  • No need for medical intervention
  • Results in 24 hours via email & App

Clinic testing options

Collinsons Logo

Collinsons

Price: £82.50

Type (s): PCR, Lateral flow Antigen, LAMP, Antibody

  • Government approved
  • Airport testing locations
  • Tests completed by medical professionals
  • Results in 48 hours
CityDoc Logo

CityDoc

Price: £125

Type (s): PCR

  • Border entry results
  • ISO & CQC accredited
  • Results advised by email
  • Tests completed by medical professionals
  • In-clinic test
Boots

Boots

Price: £85!

Type (s): PCR

  • High Street locations
  • Tests completed by medical professionals
  • Results advised by email in 48 hours
MedicSpot Logo

Medicspot

Price: £99

Type (s): PCR, Lateral flow, Antigen

  • Government approved
  • Test in the comfort of your own home
  • Door to door delivery service
  • No need for medical intervention
  • Results in 24 hours via email & App

Inbound testing

Under the current UK traffic light system to re-enter the UK no matter which category your destination is in you will need to have a negative Covid test before you can return to the UK. You will also need to provide a booking reference for the day 2 test you are required to take once you are back in the UK.

If you are returning from an amber country you will need a further test on day 8, even if you opt to use the Test to Release scheme.

If you are returning from a red list country then you will need instead to book a hotel quarantine via the government website and this includes all testing in the cost.


Pre departure - Self test supported by telemedicine

Required for Green, Amber and Red list countries. These are tests you order before you leave on holiday and take with you to complete at your destination. You may also arrange private testing at your destination - we advise you research the options before you leave.

Collinsons Logo

Collinsons

Price: £42

Type (s): Lateral flow, Antigen

  • Government approved
  • Test guided by health professionals through video
  • Results in 30 - 60 minutes
MedicSpot Logo

Medicspot

Price: £45

Type (s): Lateral flow, Antigen

  • Government approved
  • Results in 20 minutes
Qured Logo

Qured

Price: £39

Type (s): Lateral flow, Antigen

  • Government approved
  • Results in 20 minutes
  • Test guided by health professionals through video

Day 2 test

You must have evidence that you have booked a PCR test to take on (or before) day 2 of your return to the UK - this is for all traffic light statuses (though this test is included in the hotel quarantine required for red list).

MedicSpot Logo

Medicspot

Price: £129

Type (s): PCR

  • Government approved
  • Test at home
  • Return via Royal mail priority postboxes
  • Results in 24 hours via email & App
Collinsons Logo

Collinsons

Price: £82.50

Type (s): PCR

  • Government approved
  • Airport testing locations
  • Tests completed by medical professionals
  • Results in 48 hours
CityDoc Logo

CityDoc

Price: £60 online or £125 in-clinic

Type (s): PCR

  • Government approved
  • Test at home or in clinic
Halo Verify Logo

Halo

Price: £89

Type (s): PCR

  • Government approved
  • Saliva test so less invasive
  • Test in the comfort of your own home
  • Door to door delivery service
  • No need for medical intervention
  • Results in 24 hours via email & App

Day 2 & 8 tests

If you are returning from an Amber list country then you will need to take a PCR test on day 2 & 8 of your self-isolation, even if you opt to use the Test to Release scheme.

MedicSpot Logo

Medicspot

Price: £219

Type (s): PCR

  • Government approved
  • Test at home
  • Return via Royal mail priority postboxes
  • Results in 24 hours via email & App
Collinsons Logo

Collinsons

Price: £165

Type (s): PCR

  • Government approved
  • Airport testing locations
  • Tests completed by medical professionals
  • Results in 48 hours
Qured Logo

Qured

Price: £189

Type (s): PCR

  • Government approved
  • Test at home
  • Return via Royal mail priority postboxes
  • Results in 24 - 48 hours via email & App
CityDoc Logo

CityDoc

Price: £120 online or £210 in-clinic

Type (s): PCR

  • Government approved
  • Test at home or in clinic
Halo Verify Logo

Halo

Price: £159

Type (s): PCR

  • Government approved
  • Saliva test so less invasive
  • Test in the comfort of your own home
  • Door to door delivery service
  • No need for medical intervention
  • Results in 24 hours via email & App

Test to release

If you are returning from an Amber country then you can use the Test to Release scheme to shorten your self-isolation period. This reduces the time from 10 days to as little as 5 days (once you have a neagtive result).

MedicSpot Logo

Medicspot

Price: £129

Type (s): PCR

  • Government approved
  • Collect and drop off service
  • No need for medical intervention
  • Results in 24 hours via email & App
Collinsons Logo

Collinsons

Price: £95

Type (s): PCR

  • Government approved
  • Airport testing locations
  • Tests completed by medical professionals
  • Same day results if test taken before 4pm
CityDoc Logo

CityDoc

Price: £125 in-clinic

Type (s): PCR

  • ISO & CQC accredited
  • Results advised by email
  • Tests completed by medical professionals
Qured Logo

Qured

Price: £99

Type (s): PCR

  • Government approved
  • Test at home
  • No need for medical intervention
  • Results in 24 - 48 hours via email & App
Halo Verify Logo

Halo

Price: £89

Type (s): PCR

  • Government approved
  • Saliva test so less invasive
  • Test in the comfort of your own home
  • Door to door delivery service
  • No need for medical intervention
  • Results in 24 hours via email & App

Covid testing for travel FAQs