What COVID test do I need and when for travel is a very good question and unfortunately the answer is always changing.
However, at Peak Pharmacy we try to ensure that everyone gets what they need when they need it done so a few quick pointers will help you along the way ……………….
Let’s start from the top. Correct as of 14/2/22
Before you leave the UK, check the entry requirements of your destination country. Some will accept proof of COVID vaccination, some will accept Rapid Antigen tests (LFT) and others will want a PCR test. This is the time to book your Day 2 test for use on return (if required – dependent on vaccination status)
Reentering the UK. Before embarking on a flight back to the UK you may or may not need to take a COVID test. Have a look at the government publication to help you work out what you need to do. The day you arrive back in the UK is Day 0. This is important for step 3
The day you arrive back in the UK is Day 0.
If you are fully vaccinated then you do not need to quarantine
If you have not been vaccinated under an approved vaccine scheme then you will need to take a Day 2 test that you pre-booked prior to travel.
Several weeks before departure (or as soon as possible if time is short)
Closer to the departure date and the Fit to Fly appointment:
At your Fit to Fly appointment:
Around 24 hours after your Fit to Fly appointment you should get your result and certificate, just in time for your flight.