COVID-19 testing for arrivals at Manchester Airport
From the 15th of December, travellers arriving into England from countries not on the travel corridor list will have the option to reduce the current 10 day isolation period by taking a COVID-19 test with an approved provider.
Under the new ‘Test to Release’ strategy, travellers will have the option to take a test after 5 days of self-isolation. A negative result will release them from the requirement to further isolate.
Please do not use the airport testing facility if you suspect you may have COVID-19. If this is the case, you must use NHS testing facilities.
Travellers must not use NHS testing facilities for travel related purposes.
*By clicking a booking link on this page, you are leaving the Manchester Airport website and making a booking with a third party partner.
If you are travelling through Manchester Airport, you currently have three options for testing on arrival.*
Get a test at our airport testing facility
Apply for a home test kit
Get a test with one of our high street test partners
* Make sure that your chosen test provider is on the UK Government’s approved provider list, which is being regularly updated.
1.) Book your test slot with one of our travel test providers; Collinson at Manchester Airport or one of our local partners.
2.) Arrive at your appointed time at your chosen testing facility, with any required identification and proof of booking for your test. Please remember to wear a mask unless exempt due to health reasons.
3.) Your test sample will be collected by a clinical professional to be analysed.
4.) You will then receive your test results within the turnaround time guaranteed by your chosen provider.
1.) Book and pay for your test online.
2.) Your test kit will be delivered to your door.
3.) Follow the instructions carefully to collect your sample.
4.) Send your completed test back to the lab for analysis.
5.) Once ready, your results will be available to download from your Patient Record.
The Manchester Airport COVID-19 testing facility reception can be found on the ground floor of the station. Please report here to register and pay.
When it is time for your appointment, the Collinson team will direct you to the testing centre which is located in the Terminal 1 Meet and Greet office.
If arriving by car please park in T1 Short Stay (parking fees apply).
Note: Please do not confuse the airport testing facility with the NHS drive-through testing facility also located on airport grounds.
Opening Hours: 07:00 - 19:00, 7 days a week
Exit the M56 at Junction 5 and keep right, following signs for T1 and T3.
At the traffic lights go straight ahead for T1, passing the Hilton Hotel on your left.
At the first roundabout take the 3rd exit onto Terminal Road North. Continue past the pedestrian crossing and at the second roundabout take the 1st exit into T1 Short Stay.
Please note T1 Short Stay uses Automatic Number Plate Recognition (ANPR) and is pay on exit, so there is no barrier at the entrance and you do not need a token. Both card and cash payments can be made at the exit barrier.Open in Google maps
If you don’t live near or are unable to get to the airport for testing, you can also take a COVID-19 travel test with the following providers.
Manchester Airport has partnered with Boots, who are offering a RT PCR test.
Manchester Airport has partnered with MASTA, who are offering RT PCR, Rapid Antigen and Antibody tests at selected clinics.
LloydsPharmacy Online Doctor
If you’d like to get a RT PCR swab test kit online, you can request one from LloydsPharmacy Online Doctor. Delivered straight to your door, the test kit comes with everything you need to collect your sample and send back to the lab for analysis. your results will be available to download from your Patient Record.
Request your at-home COVID-19 home testing kit.
For health information ad advice, read the NHS pages on coronavirusHealth information from the NHS
Visit the Public Health England website for more information about CoronavirusVisit the PHE website
Visit the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) website for the latest worldwide travel adviceVisit the FCO website
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