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COVID-19 testing for travel

Wherever you choose to travel to these days, some negative COVID-19 tests may be required. So first up, you need to check our travel requirements page for all the latest information. If you do need a test to travel to your destination, 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.
  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.

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

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 £50.00

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
£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
£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 £14.99

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
£14.99
n/a customerservicesj2@breatheassured.com Pre-booked in-person testing at selected locations.
£30 TEST21 covidcustomersupport@randox.com Pre-booked in person testing at selected locations

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.
 
£49.00
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 £14.50

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


Supplier Price Discount code Trustpilot rating Contact details  Method
£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.
£17.00 (Unsupervised)
£24 (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.
£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.
£19.99 n/a covidswabbing@livingcare.co.uk Test sent before you go.
Result uploaded
to a website before
you travel.

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.

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