Changes to Pre-departure Test Requirements
If you’re fully vaccinated and you arrive in England after 4am, Friday 7 January you no longer need to take a COVID-19 pre-departure test before you travel to England.
Changes to Day 2 international arrivals testing
If you’re fully vaccinated and you arrive in England after 4am Sunday 9 January, you can choose to take a Lateral Flow Test (LFT) instead of a PCR test after you arrive in England. You can’t use a free NHS lateral flow kit: you must use a Government approved private provider and a commercial LFT test that is recognised by the UK Government as meeting its specificity and sensitivity requirements.
Before you travel to England you must:
- order and pay for a Day 2 Lateral Flow Test to be taken within two days after you arrive in England
- complete a passenger locator form in the 48 hours before you arrive in England.