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Our guide to Covid testing for travel

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.

Testing FAQs

As of 4am on 10th February vaccinated travellers are no longer required to take any tests on return to the UK. Unvaccinated travellers now only have to provide a pre-departure test and a test on or before day 2 of their return to the UK.
You still need to meet the entry requirements for the country you are planning to visit.

What tests do you need?

The testing requirements for travel now depend on your vaccine status - you can see the rules for both by using the switch below.

Are you fully vaccinated?


Outbound Testing

Most destinations now require EITHER proof of full vaccination or a negative Covid test usually within 72 hours prior to arrival. This varies by destination so always check before you are due to fly - we've provided the information for some of our top destinations.

Halo Verify

Price: £89

Type: 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

Price: £89 at home | £119 in clinic

Type: PCR, Lateral flow, Antigen

  • ✔ Government approved
  • ✔ Choose to test at home or in one of 100+ test hubs
  • ✔ Door to door delivery service
  • ✔ No need for medical intervention
  • ✔ Results in 24 hours via email & App
Qured

Price: £75

Type: 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
Enter 'HOLIDAYEXTRAS-5' at checkout to receive 5% discount
Collinsons

Price: £82.50

Type: PCR, Lateral flow Antigen, LAMP, Antibody

  • ✔ Government approved
  • ✔ Airport testing locations
  • ✔ Tests completed by medical professionals
  • ✔ Results in 48 hours
Boots

Price: £85

Type: PCR

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

Price: £100

Type: PCR

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

Inbound Testing

If you are fully vaccinated there are no longer any rules requiring you to test to come back to the UK. You simply need to complete a simplified Passenger Locator Form.

⚠️ Pre-departure test required

⚠️ Day 2 test required

Children 10+ are required to provide the same tests as adults.

Children aged 5 - 9 must have a pre-departure test and a day 2 test only.

MedicSpot

Prices from £45

  • ✔ Pre-departure
  • ✔ Day 2
Collinsons

Prices from £42

  • ✔ Pre-departure
  • ✔ Day 2
CityDoc

Prices from £114.99

  • ✔ Day 2
Halo Verify

Prices from £159

  • ✔ Day 2
Qured

Prices from £39

  • ✔ Pre-departure
  • ✔ Day 2
Enter 'HOLIDAYEXTRAS-5' at checkout to receive 5% discount

Covid testing for travel FAQs