Covid 19 testing: what are the current requirements?

With Covid rules changing all the time, it’s important to stay up to date with the latest regulations and requirements particularly if you will be travelling abroad or returning to England from overseas.  As we provide the full suite of Covid tests here at Heathrow Medical we are well placed to advise you on the latest requirements and provide any tests you need to travel safely. 

What are the Covid 19 testing requirements when travelling from England? 

When travelling from the UK, it is important to first check the foreign travel advice for the country you wish to go to. This will tell you whether people from England are allowed to enter the country, whether you need proof of vaccinations or a negative Covid-19 test and whether you have to quarantine when you arrive. As you would expect, the requirements vary from country to country so please click here to find the foreign travel advice for the country you are travelling to. 

If the country you are visiting requires you to have proof of a negative Covid test this will need to be carried out by a private provider. You won’t be able to use the free lateral flow tests you have used at home during the pandemic. 

Some countries will also require that the children travelling with you have proof of vaccination and/or proof of a negative Covid test so please make sure you check the advice before travelling with your family. 

At Heathrow Medical we offer the full spectrum of Covid testing from PCR tests, to certified lateral flow tests and antibody testing. Please click here to view our full range of Covid tests. 

What Covid tests do you need when travelling to England? 

The latest guidance, as updated at the end of March 2022, is that you are no longer required to complete a UK passenger locator form before you travel to England. You also do not need proof of a negative Covid test before you travel. These rules apply whether you have been vaccinated or not and for people who are travelling through England on their way to another destination. 

Covid 19 testing Heathrow 

If you are travelling from Heathrow Airport or live nearby we provide the ideal location for your Covid 19 testing requirements. Book with us and you’ll benefit from: 

  • Full suite of onsite and offsite Covid testing 
  • ISO and UKAS approved Covid-19 laboratory
  • Same day turnaround tests
  • Convenient location – close to Terminal 5, Heathrow Airport 

After you’ve checked the latest foreign travel advice book your Covid tests online at Heathrow Medical for a fast service and reliable turnaround. 


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