London Covid Test
Known for its multiculturalism, museums, music and more, London has reopened and is now welcoming back visitors to explore its vibrant streets again.
Plan the trip to London
If you are planning a trip to London, there are different rules and requirements for entering England depending on your vaccination status and which country you are arriving from. If you are staying in a hotel when visiting the United Kingdom, please order your testing kit with the concierge.
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.
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.
If you are vaccinated or recovered from the Coronavirus, you need to present your vaccination cert.
Keep up to date with the latest travel requirements in the UK by checking the official Gov.UK website.
What’s open in London, England?
When you arrive in London, you’ll find most places are open. This includes London’s most famous attractions, pubs, restaurants, shops, theatres, hotels and nightclubs, although some venues may still remain closed. Some major events have also been postponed, cancelled or moved online.
Other preventative measures are also still in place, for example, everyone is required to wear a mask when using Transport for London public transport.
For added peace of mind, it is highly recommended, though not mandatory, to purchase travel insurance with Covid-19 cover.
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.
Best things to do in London
London is one of the most vibrant and exciting cities in the world with something to do no matter what you enjoy. It’s got big attractions, loads of history, world-class cultural institutions, incredible shopping, the West End, iconic live music venues and an incredibly diverse, and exciting, food scene.
Tick off the bucket list hits
If it is your first time in London, then you really ought to see the big sights and attractions. There are so many to choose from. Highlights include Buckingham Palace, Westminster, Big Ben, the London Eye, Hyde Park, St Paul’s Cathedral and Tower of London.
London is home to some of the best museums in the world. If you are looking for a culture fix, this is the city for you. Some of the most popular museums in London are the Tate Modern, the Natural History Museum, the British Museum, the National Gallery and the Victoria and Albert Museum.
Treat your tastebuds
London is one of the world’s greatest food cities with an incredible array of award-winning restaurants and critically acclaimed chefs. However, it’s not all about high-end dining, the street food scene here is also thriving with huge vibrant markets serving cuisine from a vast array of countries. For one of the best street food experiences in London be sure to visit the bountiful Borough Market.
As you can see, London is a city that has it all and is ever-changing – you will never quite be done exploring and there will always be something new when you return. It’s a city full of history and cutting edge creativity, iconic landmarks and incredible food. Whether you enjoy music or museums, architecture or art, shopping or sightseeing, London has got it all.
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.
If the rules stipulate that you need a Covid-19 PCR test to enter England, 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 London, you must have photo identification and the following details: Flight date, Flight time, Flight number, Email address, Mobile number and Passport number.
Children under the age of 4 and under do not need to take a Covid-19 test to enter England.
Children between the ages of 5 and 17 do not have to take a Covid-19 test prior to entering England, however, they must take a Covid-19 PCR or Antigen test on or before day 2. The day you arrive is day 0.
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.