How do you take an antigen test?
A Covid-19 antigen test comprises swabbing both your throat and the inside of each nostril. You should do this several times per nostril to assure a good quality sample. The swab is then placed into a buffer solution to allow the antigen to dissolve in the liquid. This liquid is then dropped onto the device's pad, producing a reaction that gives a result.
Do I need to get tested for Covid before I fly to the UK?
Yes, all passengers must take a Covid-19 test and provide a negative test result before travelling to the UK.
Are antigen tests accepted for travel?
Several countries, including the USA, Italy, and Germany accept antigen tests for travel. However, you should verify both the airline and destination consider an antigen test for travel valid. If you are travelling to England, you must take an antigen test before you arrive to avoid a £200 fine.
Who can get an antigen test for travel?
Anyone in England who does not have coronavirus symptoms can get a private rapid antigen test provided that they are accepted for travel by the country of destination and chosen airline.
Where can I get an antigen test for travel near me?
Our same-day result Covid-19 antigen tests are available to order online for just £49 with free delivery to anywhere in the UK. Our antigen tests for travel can be delivered to your home or a convenient place near you, such as your workplace or hotel.
Am I guaranteed to receive an antigen test certificate for travel?
You’ll be provided with a same-day fit-to-fly test certificate providing your test has been confirmed as negative for coronavirus after we have received and processed your result. This travel test certificate can be used for travel to certain countries where antigen tests are satisfactory.
Which countries are accepting antigen tests for travel?
As of May 2021, the Germany, USA and Italy are accepting antigen tests for travel.
What information do I need to include before submitting my antigen test result online?
To register your swab sample, you’ll need to provide your main contact information (name, address, date of birth), your pre-departure information and whether you have been vaccinated against Covid-19.