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COVID-19 testing for travel

Wherever you choose to travel to these days, at least some negative COVID-19 tests are required for most people. So first up, you need to check our travel requirements page for all the latest requirements both overseas and returning to the UK. Once you know exactly what tests you need going out and coming back, we’re here to help below with everything you need to know about the types of tests and how to get them.

How to work out what tests you need

  1. Read the travel requirements page for your holiday destination to see what type of tests you need for going out and coming back.

  2. See below to find out more detail on types of tests and how to get them.

  3. Pre-book what you need to, then look forward to a smooth trip.

Discover COVID-19 testing information

Types of COVID-19 tests

Once you've checked travel requirements to see which tests you'll need, you can find out more about the tests themselves below.

Going out

Pre-travel test

Coming back

Return to UK test

Day two test

Day eight test

Finding a testing supplier

When it comes to testing, we know everyone has different preferences. You may be happy to do your tests at home or you might prefer a supervised medical location. The choice is yours, so you can do what’s best for you. To get you started, we’ve created a list of testing suppliers below. As requirements can change, we’d recommend that you don’t start arranging any tests until around seven days before your departure.

The following links will take you to third-party websites. If you choose to buy any of their services, your agreement will be with the testing supplier directly. Just so you know, we’re not responsible for their availability, content, information, timeliness, products or services. Please check the individual terms and conditions and privacy statements.

You’re completely free to shop around and find your own testing supplier(s) – and it’s your responsibility to make sure you’re happy with the buying decisions you make. You must get the correct testing in line with the requirements of governments both in the UK and abroad.

Airport testing

Pre-travel COVID-19 in-person PCR test from £39.90

These are suppliers offering pre-travel PCR tests that are performed in person only. Check what type of test is accepted by the destination you’re travelling to here

Supplier Price Discount code Trustpilot rating Contact details Method
£39.90 (Drive-through)
£44.90 (Sampling station)
HOLIDAY n/a Pre-booked in-person testing at
sampling stations or
drive through locations.
£50 for results
in 24 hours.
£60 for results
in 12 hours.
£75 for results
in 1-3 hours.
Test21 applies to
all tests
covidcustomersupport@randox.com In person testing at selected airports
£55.20.
£66 for quick turnaround
HOLIDAY21 consumerhelp@collinsongroup.com Pre-booked
in-person testing
at selected airports.
£79 n/a n/a Pre-booked in-person
testing at selected stores.
 £99.00  n/a  n/a Pre-booked in-
person testing
at selected stores.

Pre-travel COVID-19 in-person rapid antigen test from £29.90

These are suppliers offering pre-travel rapid antigen tests that are performed in person only. Check what type of test is accepted by the destination you’re travelling to here


Supplier Price Discount code Trustpilot rating Contact details  Method
£29.90 (Drive through)
£34.90 (Sampling station)
HOLIDAY n/a Pre-booked in-person testing at
sampling stations or drive through locations.
£30 TEST21 covidcustomersupport@randox.com Pre-booked in person testing at selected locations
£31.00
n/a customerservicesj2@breatheassured.com Pre-booked in-person testing at selected locations.
£32.00
HOLIDAY21 consumerhelp@collinsongroup.com Pre-booked in-person testing at selected airports.

Pre-travel COVID-19 at-home PCR test from £34.99

These are suppliers offering pre-travel PCR tests that are performed at home only. Check what type of test is accepted by the destination you’re travelling to here

Supplier Price Discount code Trustpilot rating Contact details Method
£34.99 (Click and Collect)
£43 (Home delivery)
Test21   covidcustomersupport@randox.com At-home test to return via courier or at a drop-off point.
 
£44.90  HOLIDAY n/a At-home test to return via courier or at a drop-off point.
£45.00   n/a 0151 805 0386 At-home test to return via courier.
£54.00
n/a customerservicesj2@breatheassured.com At-home test to return via courier.
£59.00 n/a covidswabbing@livingcare.co.uk At-home test to return via courier or at a drop-off point.
£65 n/a n/a N/A
£75.00  holiday8  n/a  At-home test to return via courier.

Pre-travel COVID-19 at-home rapid antigen test (also known as RAT or lateral flow) from £12.95

Check what type of test is accepted by the destination you’re travelling to here


Supplier Price Discount code Trustpilot rating Contact details  Method
 £12.95 n/a  0151 805 0386 Test is sent to you before you go.
Result uploaded to app via your
smartphone certificate received in minutes.
£14.50 (Click and collect)
£17.50 (Home delivery)
TEST21 covidcustomersupport@randox.com Test is sent to you before you go.
Result uploaded to app via your
smartphone before you travel.
£17.09 holiday8 n/a Test sent before you go.
Result to be uploaded to a
website before you travel.
£19.60 HOLIDAY21 consumerhelp@collinsongroup.com At home test.
Result uploaded to
a website.
£19.90 HOLIDAY n/a Test sent before you go.
Result uploaded to a website
before you travel.
£19.99 n/a covidswabbing@livingcare.co.uk Test sent before you go.
Result uploaded
to a website before
you travel.
£18.70 (Unsupervised)
£31 (Fully supervised)
n/a customerservicesj2@breatheassured.com Tests sent before you go.
Result uploaded to
a website or
taken over pre-booked
supervised online
appointment.

Pre-travel COVID-19 quick turnaround tests from £50.00

These are suppliers offering quicker processing times for pre-travel PCR tests, normally at an increased fee. Check what type of test is accepted by the destination you’re travelling to here.

Supplier Price Discount code Trustpilot rating Contact details  Method
£50 (In-person.
Results in 24 hours)
£60 (In-person.
Results in 12 hours)
£75 (In-person.
Results in 1-3 hours)
Test21 applies to all tests covidcustomersupport@randox.com

Pre-booked in-person
testing at selected
airports.

£66.00  HOLIDAY21  consumerhelp@collinsongroup.com

Pre-booked in-person
testing at

Manchester,
London Stansted

and East Midlands
airports 

Return to UK test from £12.95

It’s a good idea to order this test in advance. But if you’d rather organise your test in resort, simply ask at your hotel reception – they’ll have all the local knowledge you’ll need and will be able to point you in the right direction.


Supplier Price Discount code Trustpilot rating Contact details  Method
£12.95

n/a

0151 805 0386 Test is sent to you before you go.
Result uploaded to app via your
smartphone certificate received in minutes.
From £14.50 (Click and collect)
£17.50 (Home Delivery)
TEST21 covidcustomersupport@randox.com

Test is sent to you before you go.
Result uploaded to app via your smartphone
before you travel home.

£17.09 holiday8 n/a

Test sent before you go.

Result uploaded to a website

while you're away.

 £19.99 n/a covidswabbing@livingcare.co.uk

Test sent before
you go.

Result uploaded
to a website

while you're away.

 £19.99  n/a n/a 

Test sent before you go.

Result uploaded to

a website while you're away.

 £21.25 (Unsupervised)
£31.00 (Fully supervised)
n/a customerservicesj2@breatheassured.com

Tests sent before you go.

Result uploaded
to a website or

taken over pre-booked
supervised

online appointment
while you are away.

£32.00
£19.60 (Unsupervised)
TEST 21
HOLIDAY21
consumerhelp@collinsongroup.com

Test sent before you go

and to be taken
over a pre-booked

video appointment
while you’re away.


Day two rapid antigen test (also known as RAT or lateral flow) from £12.95

Check information about test suppliers on the government website.

Supplier Price Discount code Trustpilot rating Contact details  Method
£12.95  n/a 0151 805 0386

At home test.
Result uploaded to app
via your smartphone,
certificate received in minutes.

£14.50 (Click and collect)
£17.50 (Home Delivery)
TEST21 covidcustomersupport@randox.com

At home test. Result uploaded to a website.

£18.70  n/a customerservicesj2@breatheassured.com

At home tests
and needs to be taken over
pre-booked video appointment.

£18.80  holiday8

n/a

At home test. Result uploaded to a website.

£19.90 (At-home)
£29.90 (Drive through)
£34.90 (Sampling station)
n/a

n/a

Pre-booked in-person
testing at
sampling stations / drive through locations.
Or at-home test

£21.99  covidswabbing@livingcare.co.uk

At home test. Result uploaded to a website.

£23.00 HOLIDAY21 consumerhelp@collinsongroup.com

At home test. Result uploaded to a website.

Day two PCR test from £34.99

Check information about test suppliers on the government website.

Supplier Price Discount code Trustpilot rating Contact details  Method
£50 (In-person)
£43.00 (At-home, home delivery)
£34.99 (At-home, click and collect)
Test21 applies to all tests covidcustomersupport@randox.com At-home test to
return via courier or
at a drop-off point.
Or pre-booked
in-person testing at
selected airports.
£38.90 (Sampling station)
£39.90 (Drive through)
£54.90 (At-home)
HOLIDAY n/a Pre-booked in-person testing at
sampling stations / drive through locations.
Or at-home test to return via post or
at a drop-off point.
£45.00   n/a 0151 805 0386 At-home test
to return via courier.
£51.99 holiday8 n/a At-home test
to return via courier.
£55.20 HOLIDAY21 consumerhelp@collinsongroup.com Pre-booked
in-person testing
at selected airports.
£59.00 n/a covidswabbing@livingcare.co.uk At-home test
to return via courier
or at a drop-off point.
 £59.99  n/a n/a  At-home test
to return via post.
 £65.00  n/a  n/a At-home test
to return via
courier (Mon-Fri only,
excluding bank holidays).

Day two and day eight PCR test package from £69.98

Check information about test suppliers on the government website.

Supplier Price Discount code Trustpilot rating Contact details  Method

£69.98 (At-home, click and collect)

£86.00 (At-home)

£100.00 (In-person)

Test21 covidcustomersupport@randox.com

At-home test to return via courier or at a drop-off point.

Or pre-booked in-person testing at selected airports.

 £85.00  n/a 0151 805 0386

At-home test to return via courier.

£103.00
n/a customerservicesj2@breatheassured.com At-home test to return via courier.
£110.40 HOLIDAY21 consumerhelp@collinsongroup.com

Pre-booked in-person testing before

you leave selected airports. 

Second test taken at testing centre.

 £119.99  n/a n/a 

At-home test to return via post.


Return to UK and day two PCR test from £70.00

Check information about test suppliers on the government website.

Supplier Price Discount code Trustpilot rating Contact details  Method
£70.00 n/a

0151 805 0386

Test sent before you go

Result uploaded
to app via your smartphone
while you're away.

At-home test to
return via courier.

£79.00 n/a customerservicesj2@breatheassured.com

Test sent before
you go

and to be taken
over a pre-booked

video appointment
while you’re away.

At-home test to
return via courier.

£79.00 (Green bundle)

holiday8 n/a

Test sent before you go

and to be taken
over a pre-booked

video appointment
while you’re away.

At-home test to
return via courier.


The Trustpilot ratings featured in the tables above are correct at the time of publish. We’ll check and update these regularly, but please also visit Trustpilot yourself to check ratings.

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