From Monday 4th October, passengers who are travelling from non-red countries and are fully vaccinated under an eligible vaccination scheme will not have to take a COVID-19 pre-departure test in their country of departure before travelling to England from Monday 4th October. On arrival into the UK passengers will be required to take a day 2 PCR test. We are aware of the upcoming government change from a PCR day 2 test to a lateral flow test and will update this page once more information is available. In the meantime, please do not book a departures Antigen test as this is not an arrivals test.
Unvaccinated passengers from non-red countries will continue to require pre-departure tests, as well as day 2 and day 8 PCR tests, and Test to Release remains an option to reduce the 10-day self-isolation period.
From Sunday 24th October, the Day 2 PCR test for fully vaccinated travellers will be replaced with the Day 2 Rapid Antigen (lateral flow) Test.
If you are unsure on the classification of the country you’re arriving from, eligible vaccination schemes, or the test which you require, please consult the UK Government COVID-19 travel advice. Countries and territories can be moved between lists at short notice, so please monitor Gov.uk for information on which list your country is on.
Make sure that your chosen testing provider is on the UK Government’s approved provider list.
You must also fill in a passenger locator form for travel to the UK. Your form must include your test booking reference number.