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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.

Watch our video for more information about the types of COVID-19 tests and how to get them.

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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 PCR test from £43.00

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

Supplier Price Discount code Trustpilot rating Contact details  Method

£43 (At-home)

£50 (In-person)

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.

£45.50   n/a 0151 805 0386  

At-home test to return

via courier.

£55.20 HOLIDAY21

consumerhelp

@collinsongroup.com

Pre-booked in-person testing at

selected airports.

£65 (At-home)

£79 (In-person)

n/a n/a

Pre-booked in-person testing

at selected stores.

£75.00  holiday8  n/a 

At-home test to return

via courier.

 £99.00  n/a  n/a

Pre-booked in-person testing

at selected stores.

Pre-travel COVID-19 rapid antigen test (also known as RAT or lateral flow) from £17.09

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


Supplier Price Discount code Trustpilot rating Contact details  Method
£17.09 holiday8

n/a

Test sent before you go.

Result to be uploaded to a website

before you travel.

 £19.50 n/a  0151 805 0386

Test is sent to you before you go.

Result uploaded to app via your smartphone

before you travel.

£21.99

n/a covidswabbing@livingcare.co.uk

Test sent before you go.

Result uploaded to a website

before you travel.

£31.00 (Fully supervised)

n/a n/a

Test sent before you go

and needs to be taken over

pre-booked video appointment.

£32.00 HOLIDAY21

consumerhelp

@collinsongroup.com

Pre-booked in-person testing at

selected airports.

£34.00

n/a

covidcustomersupport@

randox.com

Pre-booked in-person testing at

selected airports.

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)

£85 (In-person. Results in 1-3 hours)

Test21 applies to

all tests

covidcustomersupport@

randox.com

Pre-booked in-person testing at

selected airports.

Return to UK test from £17.09

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
£17.09 holiday8 n/a

Test sent before you go.

Result uploaded to a website

while you're away.

£19.50

n/a

0151 805 0386

Test sent before you go.

Result uploaded to app via

your smartphone while you're away.

£21.99

n/a covidswabbing@livingcare.co.uk

Test sent before you go.

Result uploaded to a website

while you're away.

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

Test sent before you go

and to be taken over a pre-booked

video appointment while you’re away.

£32.00
£23.00 (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 £17.09

Check information about test suppliers on the government website.

Supplier Price Discount code Trustpilot rating Contact details  Method
£17.09  holiday8

n/a

At home test. Result uploaded to a website.

£19.50  n/a 0151 805 0386

At home test. Result uploaded to app via your smartphone.

£21.50  Test21 covidcustomersupport@randox.com

At home test. Result uploaded to a website.

£21.99  n/a 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 £43.00

Check information about test suppliers on the government website.

Supplier Price Discount code Trustpilot rating Contact details  Method

£43.00 (At-home)

£50 (In-person)

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.

£45.50   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.

 £65.00  n/a  n/a

At-home test to return via courier

(Mon-Fri only, excluding bank holidays).

 £68.00  n/a n/a  At-home test to return via post.

Day two and day eight PCR test package from £86.00

Check information about test suppliers on the government website.

Supplier Price Discount code Trustpilot rating Contact details  Method

£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.

 £86.00  n/a 0151 805 0386 At-home test to return via courier.
£132.00 HOLIDAY21

consumerhelp

@collinsongroup.com

Pre-booked in-person testing before

you leave selected airports. 

Second test taken at testing centre.

 £136.00  n/a n/a  At-home test to return via post.

Return to UK and day two 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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