Gatwick Airport Covid Test
The requirements for Covid-19 tests vary depending on the country you are travelling to or from. If your departure or arrival airport is Gatwick, we have all the info you need to know about getting a Covid-19 PCR (Polymerase Chain Reaction) or Rapid Antigen test at the airport.
Gatwick Airport Covid-19 Testing
Departing from Gatwick Airport
You need to ensure that you meet all the entry requirements for your destination. These vary from country to country, so check beforehand on the UK Government Foreign Travel Advice Most countries require proof of a negative Covid-19 test on arrival. The type of test required varies by country. You can find out the requirements for different countries by visiting the UK Government Foreign Travel Advice
Covid-19 Rapid Antigen tests at Gatwick Airport
If your destination requires a Covid-19 Rapid Antigen test, you can get this at Gatwick Airport.
Certyfly Departure PCR Tests
Certyfly offers Fit to Fly PCR and Antigen self-tests that you can take from the comfort of your own home.
Arriving at Gatwick Airport
The Covid-19 testing rules for entry into England vary depending on where you have been in the 10 days prior to your arrival. The rules also vary depending on whether you are vaccinated or not.
If you are fully vaccinated and are arriving from a county not on the red list, you must: Book and pay for a Covid-19 PCR test before you travel to England. Take a Covid-19 PCR test after you arrive in England. You can take this test any time from the day you arrive (day 0) up to the end of day 2. If you’re in England for less than 2 days, you still need to book and pay for a day 2 Covid-19 PCR test. You must quarantine until you receive a negative test result, or until you leave England, whichever is sooner.
Not fully vaccinated or arriving from a red list country
If you are fully vaccinated and are arriving from a county not on the red list, you must: Book and pay for a Covid-19 PCR test before you travel to England. Take a Covid-19 test before day 2 and after day 8 of quarantine. Unfortunately, at the moment, the day 2 and day 8 PCR test package is not available at Gatwick Airport. You need to book this with a provider outside of the airport.
Certyfly Arrival PCR Tests
Certyfly offers day 2, and day 2 and day 8 PCR test packages that you can take from the comfort of your own home. We also offer day 2 and day 8 plus Test to Release PCR packages. Test to Release is an extra Covid-19 PCR test taken on Day 5 of quarantine. If the test result is negative, you can end your quarantine.