From 4am, Tuesday 7 December all people aged 12 years and over must take a PCR or LFD COVID-19 test before they travel to England from abroad.

You must take the test in the 2 days before your service to England departs. If your journey to England is a multi-leg journey, you must take the test in the 2 days before the start of the first leg.

This will apply whether you qualify as fully vaccinated or not.

Some people, including children aged 11 and under are exempt from taking the test.


Please refer to your Home Countries Government website to determine what tests you need with your vaccination status: 'What test do I need for my trip?' 


Book a video appointment for within 3 three days of travel back to the UK, and we'll send you a test kit to pack in your suitcase, and then have a video call with you to help you take your test. This takes away the stress of finding a test centre in the country you are travelling to. 


At your appointment time, you will join a video conference with one of our health professionals who will guide you through the taking of the test and witness the results. Once your negative test has been witnessed, you can upload the photo of the result and we will issue your certificate within 30-60 minutes to enable you to board your flight back to England. You will receive a final email reminder 20 minutes before your test video appointment, with a link to click on, which will take you directly to an online waiting room where as soon as a video tester is free they will connect to you. 


Make sure you book your test in good time to allow postage of your tests before you travel.  We suggest a minimum of four working days before your departure date.


Supervised Antigen Video Self-Test  - This is non-refundable and payable at time of booking online. 


More info on the requirements can be found here: Foreign Travel Advice (Gov UK)   


You can pre-book your tests in advance by visiting: Collinson Testing Centres