You need to get tested for COVID-19 if you’re arriving in England from abroad.
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What you need to know
Everyone entering England from abroad must take a PCR test for coronavirus on arrival.
You may have to take more than one PCR test. The tests you need to take depend on whether or not you qualify as fully vaccinated for travel to England.
You must book your tests before you travel and leave enough time for them to be delivered to your address in England.
If you’ve been in a red list country or territory in the 10 days before you arrive in England, you must follow different testing and quarantine rules.
If you’re travelling to Scotland, Wales or Northern Ireland
There are different rules to follow if you’re travelling to Scotland, Wales or Northern Ireland within 10 days of arriving in England. Find out what you need to do:
- if you’re travelling to Scotland
- if you’re travelling to Wales
- if you’re travelling to Northern Ireland
Test to Release
You can take an extra test to leave quarantine early using the Test to Release scheme if:
- you’re arriving in England from a country that is not on the red list
- you are not fully vaccinated
Tests to travel abroad to another country
Check foreign travel advice to see what tests you need to take and any other requirements.
If you’ve ordered tests and there’s a problem
Contact your test provider to get help with the tests you’ve ordered. For example, if they have not arrived or you do not have your results.
This will help us to improve the service. We will not be able to contact a provider on your behalf.