You need to get tested for COVID-19 if you’re arriving in England from abroad.
You must book your tests before you travel and leave enough time for them to be delivered to your address in England.
Read an overview of the testing and quarantine rules when you’re travelling abroad from England.
Find a test provider
You can compare and choose a test provider based on cost and whether they are available in your region.
The government does not endorse or recommend any specific test provider - you should do your own research about them and their terms and conditions.
What you need to know
If you’re arriving in Scotland, Wales, or Northern Ireland
There are different rules. 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 if you’re leaving England
There is a different way to get tests if you need proof of a negative test result to enter another country.
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.