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Results by 10pm next day*

COVID-19 testing across the UK

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Fast, affordable and reliable

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UK Government listed

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Available at 17 sites across the UK

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Tests starting at £50

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Our tests

We offer tests including PCR Fit to Fly, Test to Release, Lateral Flow and  Day 2 & Day 8 International Arrivals tests for travellers arriving in England.

We aim to deliver your results by 10pm the day after your test, however, results could take up to 48 hours to receive.

How it works

All our tests have been listed by the UK Government and our PCR tests are analysed in established laboratories to deliver gold standard Covid-19 results.

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Select the Covid-19 test most suited to your needs

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Choose your test centre location and reserve your slot

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Arrive and have a swab taken by our fully trained team

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Receive your results by 10pm the next day*

*Results can take up to 48hours to be returned to you in exceptional circumstances.

Traffic Light Arrivals Process

From 17th May, arrivals into England must follow the governments Traffic Light System process. If you’re travelling into another country i.e. Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland please refer to local government advice. The lists will be formally reviewed every three weeks and we will update this accordingly, for more information please follow the Government’s guidelines. The category each country is in will dictate the required testing and quarantine procedure.

We have compiled the key entry requirements for each category. Please ensure you have checked the category for your country of origin before booking a test.

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FAQs

Individual Tests*
PCR Test only - from £59
PCR Fit to Fly - from £59
PCR Test to Release - from £69
Lateral Flow - from £35
Green Arrivals Test - from £99 (England Only)

Packages* (England Only)

Amber Arrivals Test Package - from £189
Amber Arrivals Test Package including Test to Release - from £249

*prices vary by location and some test centres may be higher.

All PCR Tests

Please note that we aim to deliver your PCR test results by 10pm the day AFTER your test day, however, in some cases these could take up to 48 hours, especially if your sample needs to be re-tested.

Lateral flow tests

We aim to deliver your Lateral Flow results in 30mins from your sample being taken, but please allow sufficient time especially if the test is required to check-in for your flight.

A PCR test is the gold standard in COVID-19 testing and is the test used by the NHS. It offers the most accurate results as it can detect even the smallest amount of virus. This means that a negative PCR test result provides the most reliable indication you can safely continue to work and travel.

Lateral flow is an established technology, adapted to detect antigens that are present when a person has COVID-19. The best-known example of a lateral flow test is the home pregnancy test kit.

The test kit is a hand-held device with an absorbent pad at one end and a reading window at the other. Inside the device is a strip of test paper that changes colour in the presence of COVID-19 antigens.

A negative result means that active coronavirus infection was not detected, at the time of the test. However, this does not guarantee that you do not have coronavirus. It is not analysed in a laboratory, like the PCR tests are.

Express Test is a DHSC (Department of Health & Social Care) listed private provider of COVID-19 screening services. We have submitted our application to UKAS for ISO 15189 certification (Ref: 22104). We comply with all the government regulations with respect to submitting results to the relevant Public Health Authority. You must check with your destination country whether a government listed lab is accepted.

The Fit to Fly certificate provides evidence that you have undertaken COVID-19 testing prior to your journey by plane, ship, car, or train. To get this certificate, you must bring your Passport, National ID or Travel Document to your appointment. If your result is negative for Covid-19 we will email your Fit to Fly certificate with your test result to the email address you have provided us with. Please ensure that your email address is spelled correctly when you register with us.

You must check with your travel provider that they will accept this documentation, before booking a test. Entry requirements for all countries during the COVID-19 pandemic are different and changing constantly. It is your responsibility to ensure that you have the necessary and correct documentation for your journey before you travel.
ExpressTest do not accept any liability should your travel provider or destination country not accept this document.

For the latest UK government foreign travel advice please visit their Foreign Travel Advice page.

For the latest UK government requirements for entering the UK please visit their Entering the UK page.

Can I get an example of the Fit to Fly certificate in advance?
Unfortunately we are not able to share this. However, it will contain the following type of information: personal details, time/date of swabbing/lab testing plus the result.

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