Outbound travel from the UK
Your destination country may require that a ‘Fit to Fly’ test be taken within a specified timeframe prior to entry, usually 48-72 hours before your departure. The destination country may mandate that the test be either a PCR or a rapid antigen/lateral flow test (LFD). Before travelling, please make sure to check the country’s testing requirements to find out what test you need, and when to take it.
Inbound travel to the UK
Depending on your vaccination status, the tests required for travelling to the UK differ. You can check if your vaccines are approved/eligible here.
Fully vaccinated travellers
Fully vaccinated travellers, as defined by the UK government, no longer need to take any test before or after arriving in the UK.
Non-fully vaccinated travellers
Non-fully vaccinated or unvaccinated travellers, as defined by the UK government, no longer need to take any test before or after arriving in the UK.