Travelling to or Returning from the United Kingdom

Get your Fit-To-Fly / Day 2 / Day 2 & 8 or Test-To-Release Covid test packs from our postal Antigen or PCR tests with globally accepted digital certificates.

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How it works

Whether you're travelling to or from the United Kingdom, you can get convenient safe to fly status after booking a test at one of our global cutting edge Covid-19 testing facilities.

Safe To Fly Status

Doing a Vitacheck test at one of our global locations gives you peace of mind to travel abroad for business or holiday with family and friends.

Easy Border Entry

Receive your digital and paper passes to travel conveniently through borders with our globally accepted tests results and certificates.

Easy Online Booking

Conveniently select your location. complete the form, schedule your test and make your appointment online.

Welcome to the United Kingdom

The United Kingdom, with its verdant countryside, vibrant cities and charming towns, has reopened and is welcoming back tourists to its beautiful countries.

Do I need a Covid-19 test to enter the UK?

If you are planning a trip to the UK, there are different rules and requirements for testing which are dependent on your vaccination status and which country you are arriving from. Certyfly is on hand to help with any questions you may have!

Vaccination Certificate
Vaccination Certificate

If you are vaccinated or recovered from the Coronavirus, you need to present your vaccination cert.

Stay Posted
Stay Posted

Keep up to date with the latest travel requirements in the UK by checking the official Gov.UK website.

Non Vaccinated
Non Vaccinated

If you are not vaccinated or recovered, you must also show proof of a negative Covid test. Unvaccinated travellers are also required to quarantine for 10 days on arrival in the UK.

Let's Help You
Let's Help You

If you need a PCR or Rapid Antigen Covid-19 test before entering England, Certyfly can advise and supply the relevant testing at both ends of your journey. We can also arrange on arrival tests too and issue test certificates.

What's happening in the United Kingdom?

If you're visiting the United Kingdom, be sure to check local Covid restrictions in advance and what you can and can't do.

What paperwork do I need to enter the UK?
What paperwork do I need to enter the UK?

Everyone entering the UK must fill in a Passenger Locator Form. You can find the entry form here. This must be filled in no later than 48 hours before arrival. When you order your Day 2 or Day 2 & 8 testing kit, you will receive a code you must use in your passenger locator form.

What’s open in the UK?
What’s open in the UK?

When you arrive in the UK, you’ll find most places are open. This includes the UK’s most famous attractions, pubs, restaurants, shops, theatres, hotels and nightclubs. However, some venues may still remain closed, and some major events have been postponed, cancelled or moved online.

Do I have to wear a face mask in the UK?

Currently, face coverings are mandatory in most indoor places, and public transport including taxis. Currently you will be required to wear a face covering in shops, shopping centres, supermarkets, transport hubs such as train stations and on public transport. Check the Gov website for the full list.

England

Face coverings must now be worn in shops and shopping centres, in transport hubs and on public transport to wear one when using Transport for London public transport.

Scotland

Masks must still be worn on public transport and in shops as well as pubs and restaurants when not seated.

Wales

Masks are legally required on public transport and in all public indoor areas apart from pubs and restaurants.

Northern Ireland

Masks must be worn on public transport and in shops and hospitality venues.

England

Face coverings must now be worn in shops and shopping centres, in transport hubs and on public transport to wear one when using Transport for London public transport.

Scotland

Masks must still be worn on public transport and in shops as well as pubs and restaurants when not seated.

Wales

Masks are legally required on public transport and in all public indoor areas apart from pubs and restaurants.

Northern Ireland

Masks must be worn on public transport and in shops and hospitality venues.

*For added peace of mind, it is highly recommended, though not mandatory, to purchase travel insurance with Covid-19 cover.

Best things to do in the UK

The United Kingdom is incredibly diverse. It's made up of four different nations. England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland.

Visiting England

 

England is a country with heaps of history and heritage, exciting cities and world-class attractions. From iconic landmarks like Stonehenge and Warwick Castle to incredible museums like the Tate Modern and National Gallery, there are so many places to get a culture fix.

For those who like to spend time in nature, there are vast areas of outstanding natural beauty to explore like The Lake District, Dales and Moors. For those looking for the quintessential English countryside experience, the Cotswalds and Shropshire Hills are brimming with charm and character.

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Visiting Scotland

 

With lochs and mountains, coastline and glens, Scotland’s landscape is incredibly varied and a breathtaking destination for lovers of the great outdoors. However, it is also brimming with buzzing cities, cultural institutes and creative cuisine. For those looking for a peaceful getaway, there are plenty of far-flung islands and remote villages where you can enjoy solitude.

Looking for a bit more life? Scotland’s cities are full of fun things to do from climbing an extinct volcano in Edinburgh to taking in a show in Glasgow’s legendary live music venues.

Visiting Wales

 

Wales is known for its rolling valleys, rugged mountains and remarkable national parks. It is a wonderful place to visit for those looking for a beach break, cultural escape or back to nature retreat. It’s also a great place to visit for those into shopping – Cardiff has the biggest concentration of Victorian, Edwardian and modern-day indoor shopping arcades in Britain – and sport – Cardiff is home to some incredible stadiums for rugby, football, cricket and athletics.

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Visiting Northern Ireland

 

With a fascinating history, preserved heritage and heart-stirring scenery, Northern Ireland is an incredible destination for those looking for culture, adventure and lots of fun. Home to world-class visitor attractions and natural wonders, traditional pubs and friendly locals, there is plenty to see and do here. Some of the many highlights include The Titanic Museum, the Giants Causeway, Bushmills Distillery, Game of Thrones filming locations and the Coast Road, one of the world’s greatest coastal road trips.

With lochs, moors, dales and vales, dramatic landscapes and rugged coastline, the UK is a wonderful destination for those who like to embrace the great outdoors. But it is also famous for its lively cities that blend history with modern creativity and offer the visitor a vast array of things to enjoy from culture to cuisine to shopping and sightseeing.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Your questions answered by our expert team of testing consultants.

You can get a Covid-19 PCR (Polymerase Chain Reaction) or Rapid Antigen test at the Vitacheck Stop in Savoy House, Savoy Hill, London. We also have a postal service to deliver tests straight to your door.

If the rules stipulate that you need a Covid-19 PCR test to enter the UK, then you must get the test within three days prior to arrival.

Vaccinated travellers are required to take a Covid-19 test (PCR or Antigen) on or before day 2 after arrival. The day you arrive is day 0.

Unvaccinated travellers are required to take a Covid-19 PCR test on or before day 2 after arrival, and on or before day 8 after arrival.

To book a Covid-19 PCR or Rapid Antigen test with Certyfly in the UK, you must have photo identification and the following details: Flight date, Flight time, Flight number, Email address, Mobile number and Passport number.

England

Children between the ages of 5 and 17 must take a Covid-19 PCR or Antigen test on or before day 2.
The day you arrive is day 0.

Wales

Children between the ages of 5 and 17 must take a Covid-19 PCR or Antigen test on or before day 2.

Northern Ireland

Children between the ages of 5 and 17 must take a Covid-19 PCR or Antigen test on or before day 2.

Scotland

Children between the ages of 11 and 17 must take a Covid-19 PCR or Antigen test on or before day 2.

Depending on the test selected, your Covid-19 PCR test results will be available by midnight on the same day or the next day.

Your Rapid Antigen test results will be available within 30 minutes.

You must immediately self-isolate for 10 days starting from the day they received their positive result or the day their symptoms started.