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International Arrivals COVID-19 Travel Test Packages

Travelling to England?

I am travelling TO the UK

Book my pre-return to the UK test

Book my Day 2 & Day 8 & Test to Release Arrivals tests

We aim to deliver your results by 10pm the next day*, except Home Test Kits, where results are delivered within 24 hours of receipt at our laboratory.

*Results could take up to 48 hours,

ExpressTest offers fast and reliable COVID-19 PCR tests for international travellers arriving at London Heathrow, Gatwick and Birmingham airports, plus Brent Cross, Croydon, Paddington, Northampton, Reading and Southampton (Eastleigh) as well.

I am travelling to England/Wales from a 'Green List' country:

All individuals travelling to England or Wales from green-listed countries must take take a PCR test on or before Day 2 after arriving in the UK. The Green Day 2 test can be taken at any point after arrival up to Day 2.

I am travelling to England/Wales from an 'Amber List' country and

I am NOT fully vaccinated:

All individuals travelling to England or Wales from amber list countries who are not fully vaccinated are required to quarantine for 10 full days on arrival. It is mandatory to book a travel test package, which includes a PCR test on or before Day 2, and another on or after Day 8 after arrival.

The day of arrival is seen as day zero. The test conducted on or before Day 2 is administered to help identify any potentially harmful COVID-19 variants, and on or after Day 8, you will be tested again to check that you do not have COVID-19.

You are allowed to go to a Covid-19 testing centre during quarantine in order to complete your Day 2 and Day 8 tests. Under no other circumstances will you be allowed to leave quarantine until you receive a negative Day 8 test and you’ve quarantined for 10 full days.

All travellers arriving in England or Wales will face a penalty of up to £2,000 if they do not take the Day 2 and Day 8 tests.

I am fully vaccinated:

These new amber list rules for fully vaccinated travel only apply if you are:

  • fully vaccinated* in the UK or under the UK vaccine programme overseas (e.g. residents of the British Overseas Territories, the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man) or;
  • participating or have participated in a formally approved clinical trial of a coronavirus vaccine in the UK or;
  • ordinarily resident in the UK and under the age of 18 at the time of arrival.

If you are arriving in England or Wales from an Amber listed country and have been *fully vaccinated in the USA or Europe you will not have to quarantine or take a Day 8 Test upon arrival.

The European countries that this rule applies to are:

  • EU countries
  • Andorra, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Monaco, Norway, San Marino, Switzerland and the Vatican City

You must be *fully vaccinated with a vaccine authorised by the:

  • National Health Service (NHS)
  • European Medicines Agency (EMA) for Europe
  • SwissMedic for Switzerland
  • Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the USA

If the above items apply to you, then you will no longer need to self-isolate when you return to England from an Amber listed country, but you need to take a Day 2 Amber Arrivals test.

Children under the age of 18 will no longer have to self-isolate when returning to England from an Amber listed country, but they do need to take a Day 2 Amber Arrivals test.

*Fully vaccinated means a full 14 days have passed since the final dose of COVID-19 vaccine was given through the UK vaccine programme.

I am flying to England from a 'Red List' country

If you are arriving from a Red List country, then you are not eligible for our service, and must use the UK Government's 'managed quarantine' service.

Test to Release: Choose to end your quarantine early

You can opt to do the Test to Release scheme and end your quarantine early if you test negative on Day 5. However, you are still required to take a COVID-19 test on or before Day 2 and on or after Day 8. 

Please note: You cannot opt-in to the Test to Release scheme if you have been in or passed through any country listed on the travel ban red list.

COVID-19 testing near me

Book your COVID-19 test with ExpressTest for accurate and reliable results. Take a look at our COVID-19 testing products designed for all your requirements.

Alternatively you can book a home test kit.

6 tests match your needs:

Pre-return to the UK test

A single Antigen Lateral Flow test, to be taken abroad with you to take a test before returning to the UK

Take Abroad With You

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Antigen Lateral Flow Kit - Results one hour after uploading your completed test (between hours of 0800 - 2359 UK time)

(You must have an internet connection and a device with a camera when you are abroad to be able to use this service)

From

£35

Order a travel kit

Green Arrivals Test

For customers arriving from Green list countries 

Gold Standard Test

Gold Standard Test

A Single Arrivals PCR Test at a Test Centre

Green List Arrivals: Mandatory Day 2 Test

Results by 10pm the next day*

From

£69

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Home Tests are a collection service, you MUST be available at home on your test day for collection of your sample.

 

Results 24hrs AFTER receipt at our laboratory

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From

£79

Book a Home Test

Amber Arrivals Test

For customers who are fully vaccinated

Gold Standard Test

Gold Standard Test

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Single Arrivals PCR Test for those who have been fully vaccinated in the EU (EMA, SwissMedic), USA (FDA) or UK (NHS) 

Amber List Arrivals: Mandatory Day 0-2 Test

Results by 10pm the next day*

From

£69

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Home Tests are a collection service, you MUST be available at home on your test day for collection of your sample.

 

Results 24hrs AFTER receipt at our laboratory

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From

£79

Book a Home Test

PCR Test to Release Test

Results by 10pm next day*

Gold Standard Test

Gold Standard Test

A Single PCR Test to Release Test at a Test Centre

Amber List Arrivals: Reduce quarantine by having a test on Day 5

Results by 10pm the next day*

 

From

£69

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Amber Arrivals Test Package

For anyone NOT fully vaccinated under the UK, EU or USA vaccination programmes

Gold Standard Test

Gold Standard Test

Our Two PCR Test Package at a Test Centre

Amber List Arrivals: Mandatory Day 2 & Day 8 Tests

Results by 10pm the next day*

From

£129

Book Now

Home Tests are a collection service, you MUST be available at home on your test day for collection of your sample.

 

Results 24hrs AFTER receipt at our laboratory

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From

£139

Book a Home Test

Amber Arrivals Test Package with Test To Release

Results by 10pm next day*

Gold Standard Test

Gold Standard Test

Our Three PCR Test Package at a Test Centre

Amber List Arrivals: Mandatory Day 2 & Day 8 with a Test to Release Test on Day 5

Results by 10pm the next day*

From

£189

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Why Choose Us?

Our first concern is for our customer’s safety and welfare. This is why all our tests conform to the highest safety standards and use the latest gold Standard technology to provide you with accurate results and peace of mind.

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